Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
In 1734, protestant exiles from Salzburg, Germany arrived in the new colony of Georgia and settled at Ebenezer – up river of the British in Savannah. They practiced Lutheran worship and sacraments, and as Savannah grew, their pastors eventually began conducting regular services for the Lutherans settling in Savannah. The congregation, which would become The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension, organized in 1741.
In the mid 1870’s the church was growing, and the congregation decided to remodel and enlarge their church. Included in the remodel was a stained glass window over the altar, as you can see in this photograph. The window depicts the Risen Lord ascending into heaven with the disciples at his feet. It was in 1879 that the church took on the name “Ascension” as it had become known for the beautifully crafted window.