Sunday, June 19, 2016

Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Round Top, Texas....for InSPIREd Sunday

Work on the historic stone church, began in 1866,
with the first service held in January, 1867.
Through out all these years, there remains an active congregation. 
It is considered the oldest Lutheran church sanctuary in Texas.
Carl Sigegismund Bauer, A German Texan, designed the building.
 He also was the head mason.
On one side wall, the church sanctuary is supported by buttresses.
As is the case with most country churches, there is a cemetery on the property. 
I'll leave you today with a link to the gospel song,
 "The Old Country Church"
Meggie Mac
Click HERE to listen.
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to view other churches, synagogues, and other religious buildings
 from around the world.


  1. A lovely old church. The roof looks rather barn-like & I like the stone fence

  2. What a pretty church that is!

  3. Nice little church & graveyard. First time I have seen buttresses on an American country church

  4. I think it's a lovely, humble looking church, as if it's one purpose was for the worship of its people, not to impress others. The little graveyard looks peaceful beside the open field.

  5. Playing "catch-up" from last week. What a lovely church this is. It's has a wonderful white picket fence and the stone wall around the cemetery is fabulous


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