St. Michael's Lutheran Church

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St. Michael’s Lutheran Church

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Saint Michael’s Lutheran Church has been operating in the Germantown area for close to 300 years, yet the early beginnings of the congregation are hard to trace. It is believed that a stone church stood on the current site as early as 1730. The original structure was renovated and enlarged in 1746 to accommodate an increasingly large German immigrant population in the area. In the early 1750’s a sacristy, bell tower, and pipe organ were installed into the newly remodeled church. The church also boasts an impressive history of diversity, beginning on October 1st 1752 when a black student of the church’s pastor was baptized, arguably the first baptism of its kind in the Lutheran faith. During the Revolutionary War, the church was occupied and ransacked by the British during

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