Henry Melchior Mühlenberg (1711-1787) was a Lutheran pastor, sent by the Francke Foundations in Halle, Germany to the North American colony of Pennsylvania in 1742. He was instrumental in organizing the first Lutheran synod in the colonies, and is considered a founding father of Lutheranism in North America. One of his sons became a Lutheran pastor; a second son became a priest of the Anglican Church.
During the national Anglican-Lutheran Joint Assembly, St. Peter’s will host a travelling exhibition celebrating Mühlenberg’s life and legacy. The exhibition will be open daily, 29 June – 7 July, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday-Saturday, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Sundays. Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada and Bishop Susan Johnson, national bishop of the ELCIC will be honoured guests at the official opening on Canada Day, 1 July, at 4:00 pm. Everyone is invited to the opening. Admission to the exhibition is free.