Date(s) - 15/12/2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
St. Mark's Evangelical
When was the last time you saw children performing in a German Church? Watch the Christmas Performance on the Third Advent.
15. Dezember – 9:30 Uhr Deutsch-englischer Gottesdienst mit einem Weihnachtsprogramm der Kinder. anschließend Kaffee und Kuchenverkauf.
The Christmas Performance by the children of St. Mark’s Church will be performed during the 9:30 am German service, followed by a coffee and cake sale.
The cornerstone of the new church building had been laid in the fall of 1925 under Reverend Samuel Cook. The original church, opened in December 1925 was named “Robson Memorial United Church” as the congregation had joined the United Church in earlier in the year. In the early 60s the congregation of Robson Memorial United Church amalgamated with Cedar Cottage United Church, located at 4010 Victoria Drive (today Vancouver Japanese United Church). The new church was now named St. Luke’s United Church.
The congregation of a St. Luke’s United Church sold the lots and its buildings to St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1962 for the sum of $39.500. The church (1593 E 18th Avenue) and “Old Parsonage” (1553 E 18th Avenue) are still standing in place, with some alterations made over the years.
The old church building, located at 1573 E18th Avenue, was demolished in 1966. For almost 10 years the lot was vacant and used as a garden, until a new parsonage was built on the lot in 1975.
The “Old Parsonage” is today partly rented out (top floors) and partially used as Sunday School house and meeting-room for church groups (ground floor and parts of basement).