the lady at The entrance is enough to book the visitors singing, and wishes “Good Morning”. For regular participants of the divine service in the Darmstädter Paul Church, she has a few more words at the ready. A woman, for example, you thanks on this Sunday morning shortly before ten for “the good thoughts” the other day. A Church Bank across an older woman welcomes a well-Known, with a handshake and says: “Your jam is still at home.” The other smiles and nods.

Tobias Rösmann

editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

F. A. Z.

The St. Paul’s Church on nieberg allweg vis-à-vis the representative and the administrative seat of the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau, the former land mortgage Bank. The exterior of the Church, between 1905 and 1907 according to plans by the architect Friedrich Pützer built looks defiant. In the interior, are to overcome many stages. A Banner at the main entrance advertises for a “barrier-free St. Paul’s Church”. However, the website of the municipality reports a status of Donations from 8358 Euro, the only cost 4,18 percent of the tag.

a sermon from the pulpit

The interior is high and light. The walls of the dome to the back of the Church are decorated with colorful scenes from the Bible, the light is warm and unobtrusive. About 70 worshippers are spread on the benches. The atmosphere is focused, at least so long, until a father to two thirds of the hour-long service comes up with the idea to show his troubled four-year-old Church. The annoying from then on, the visitors with an equally regular as ladies and gentlemen are “”. The father doesn’t seem to mind.

pastor Raimund Wirth is at the beginning often with his back to the congregation. The rises for the first Time after more than 20 minutes, as the creed together is spoken. The songs are more likely to be crushed gesäuselt as. The reading comes from the third book of Moses, the scene in the God from the burning Bush speaks, and Moses was instructed to say to the Israelites: “I will be who I will be.”