Now thank we all our God
In 1617, a German Lutheran pastor from Saxony by the name of Martin Rinckart was called to serve a congregation in his home city of Eilenberg. The 30 Years’ War broke out the following year. Many flocked to Eilenberg for safety because of its fortified walls. But, they would find little protection. The city soon ran out of food. Fights broke out over dead cats and birds in the streets. Then the Plague set in.
Get the full story of what happened, and the pastor's lesson from it in the Nov. 19 Kossuth County Advance's Families of Faith column.