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Jerusalem Western Salisbury
3441 Devonshire Road
Allentown, PA 18103
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Office: 610-797-4242 or 610-791-4979
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Rest In Peace: An Early Autumn Afternoon Cemetery Walking Tour”
Led by historian Joshua Arthur Fink, will be held this afternoon on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. on our cemetery.
The walk will begin in the historic sanctuary of the church and then proceed out onto the Old and New Cemeteries. Participants will view the oldest tombstone on the cemetery that can still be read in its entirety (and the oldest tombstone on any Lutheran or Reformed Cemetery in Lehigh County in its original burial place), as well as a marker memorializing the local Native Americans whom tradition says were buried there. Also explored will be symbols or decorations on some select tombstones, burial sites of Revolutionary War and Civil War soldiers, and the grave of a local chocolatier.
The program will be held rain or shine and last approximately and hour and a half; it will end with refreshments and fellowship time in the Tilghman K. Kline Memorial Chapel. Please wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather, and, in case of rain, bring an umbrella.
Donations will be accepted to benefit the History Committee.
The first log church was built in 1741 atop the hill along the “Little Lehigh Creek.” A second church was erected in 1769. The cornerstone for the current church building was laid in 1819, with the building being dedicated in 1820. Renovations were completed in the sanctuary in 1884. Originally a Union Church of the German Lutheran and Reformed settlers in the area, today the church continues as a “Shared Ministry” of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ congregations.