St. Peter's Lutheran Church Chester Springs History

History of St. Peter's Lutheran Church

The Journals of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg

"When the deacons of Peikstown begged me to come there and conduct the service of dedication, I replied that it should by rights be done by my beloved fellow minister, Pastor Voigt, because he had hitherto been serving the congregation from New Hannover every fourth Sunday. The men, however, continued to importune so long that I finally promised to be present. if possible. Pastor Voigt had set it for the Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity and the men had said that it would please them very much if I could also be present. So, the good folk went to a great deal of trouble to make the thirty-mile trip down to the city on November 6 with horses and to rent a coach and fetch me there. I invited the Swedish Provost Goransson, rector of Wicaco, to accompany me and preach the English sermon."

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(Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, The Journals of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, Translated by Theodore G. Tappert and John W. Doberstein (Philadelphia, the Muhlenberg Press, 1945), Vol. 11, pp. 521-26. Used with the kind permission of Fortress Press.)