Lutheran Church—Hong Kong Synod

Lutheran Church—Hong Kong Synod

Lutheran Church—Hong Kong Synod (Chinese: 香港路德會) is a confessional Lutheran (信義宗) church body in Hong Kong. Almost forty parishes belong to the LCHKS. It is the offspring and direct descendant of the China missions of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod from the early 20th Century. Some of the locations of the LCHKS parishes are listed below.

As of 2006, the LCHKS is a member of the ILC(国际路德会) which is in communion with the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod of North America. The president (since before 2005) is the Reverend Dr. Allan Yung. (戎子由)

History

In 1915, missionaries were sent to China by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The missionaries preached the Gospel along the Changjiang in Hubei and Sichuan. The Lutheran Church -Missouri Synod, HK & Macau Mission was established at that time.

After 1949, during the Chinese Civil War when the Communist Party of China expelled Christian missionaries after gaining control of Mainland China, the LCMS missionaries planned to return to the United States. However, they decided to stay and start evangelical work in Hong Kong when they saw so many Chinese Civil War refugees in Hong Kong. Later, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Hong Kong Mission was established.

In 1977, Lutheran Church—Hong Kong Synod set up Lutheran Social Service. It changed from a mission station to an independent local church and registered as Lutheran Church–Hong Kong Synod.

Partial List of Congregations

Hong Kong Island

* Abiding Grace Lutheran Church (路德會永恩堂), Concordia Lutheran School- North Point
* Advent Lutheran Church of the Deaf (路德會主臨聾人堂), North Point
* Church of All Nations (路德會萬邦堂), Repulse Bay
* Eternal Life Lutheran Church (路德會永生堂),in Sai Wan Ho
* Grace Lutheran Church (路德會恩典堂), Sai Ying Pun
* Morning Star Lutheran Church (路德會晨星堂), Wan Chai
* Zion Lutheran Church (路德會錫安堂 [http://www.zionluth.org.hk] ), North Point

Kowloon

* Cheung Sha Wan Lutheran Church (路德會頌恩堂(長沙灣)), Camp Street
* Christ Saviour Lutheran Church (路德會教主基督堂), Sham Shui Po
* Concordia Lutheran Church (路德會協同堂),in Yau Yat Tsuen
* Elim Lutheran Church (路 德 會 以 琳 堂) - San Po Kong
* Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (路德會聖三一堂),in Kwun Tong Lutheran College, Kwun Tong.
* Hong Kong Lutheran Church for the Deaf (路德會香港聾人堂), Wong Tai Sin.
* Loving Shepherd Lutheran Church (路德會牧愛堂), in the Lutheran Church Hong Kong Synod-Martha Boss Lutheran Community Centre, Ho Man Tin
* Mung Yan Lutheran Church (路德會蒙恩佈道所), in Sau Mau Ping.
* Nathan Road Lutheran Church (路德會頌恩堂), in Tsim Sha Tsui,
* Redemption Lutheran Church (路德會救恩堂), Wong Tai Sin.
* Resurrection Lutheran Church (路德會復活堂), Sham Shui Po
* Saviour Lutheran Church (路德會救主堂), Sham Shui Po
* St Mark's Lutheran Church (路德會聖馬可堂), Yau Tong
* St Matthew's Lutheran Church (路 德 會 聖 馬 太 堂), in St. Matthew's Lutheran School (Sau Mau Ping), Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate
* St Matthew's Lutheran Church (Branch) (路德會聖馬太堂(分堂)),in St. Matthew's Lutheran School, Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate, Ngau Tau Kok
* St Philip Lutheran Church (路德會聖腓力堂), in Tsui Ping North Estate, Kwun Tong
* Sharon Lutheran Church (路德會沙崙堂), in Sharon Lutheran School, Tai Kok Tsui.
* Shepherd Lutheran Church (路德會牧民堂), in To Kwa Wan
* True World Lutheran Church (路德會真道堂), in Hung Hom

New Territories

* Abiding Spirit Lutheran Church (路德會沐靈堂), Gertrude Simon Lutheran College in Yuen Long
* Amazing Grace Lutheran Church (路德會沐恩堂), in Ma Kam Ming Charitable Foundation Ma Chan Duen Hey Memorial College, Tseung Kwan O
* Holy Cross Lutheran Church (路德會聖十架堂), in Tsuen Wan
* Kowloon Deaf Lutheran Church (路德會九龍聾啞堂), in Lutheran School for the Deaf, Kwai Chung.
* Life Lutheran Church (路德會生命堂),in Sha Tin.
* Loving Heart Lutheran Church (路德會愛心堂), in Leung Kui Kau Lutheran Primary School, Sha Tin.
* Rock of Ages Lutheran Church (路德會恩石堂), in Kwai Chung
* St James Lutheran Church (路德會聖雅各堂), Tsuen Wan
* St John's Lutheran Church (路德會聖約翰堂), Tseung Kwan O

References

* [http://www.lutheran.org.hk/clp2.htm LCHKS (香港路德會) website]
* [http://www.hkchurch.org/Search/ListByParent.asp?Opt=CHU&Par=001333 Telephone and address information for congregations via LCHKS website]
* [http://www.ypmap.com/ch/viewer.asp?mapService=LocationMap_c Telephone and address information for congregations via HK Yellow Pages (good English language facility)]

Print sources

*"Our China Mission." Men and Missions IV. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1926.
*"One Cup of Water" International Lutheran Women's Missionary League (ILWML) paperback book, edited by Joyce Kerper Brauer. 1997 (describes the accounts of Magdalene Meyer, Olive Gruen, Gertrude Simon (西門英才), Laura Ziegler, and Martha Boss who brought the love of God into the turbulence and destruction of China in the 20th century.)

ee also

*
* List of Lutheran denominations
* [http://www.asia-lutheran.org Asia Lutheran Communion]


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