How to get in: Jump through the window. Almost break your ankle on a bench. Discover an open door on the way out.
Constructed in 1895. Abandoned in the 1980’s. God Bless America! It is really strange for a French guy to see how present God is in American society. Churches pop up like mushrooms on a rainy day when you drive in the city of Saint Louis. I am not a big fan of the Sunday morning meeting but on this sunny Sunday, I decided to go to church…an abandoned one.
It was really quiet inside but I could see the members of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church congregation praying in an other building, just around the corner. Why did they abandon this place? Did God desert the church? For sure, Jesus fell down on the floor and was looking sadly at all the bibles spread on the benches. I went out at the same time as the workshippers of the congregation. Nobody cared for me. I took my bicycle and crossed the city to go back home with a phrase running through my brain: “O Ye of Little Faith”.