Special Postage Stamp for LWF Assembly
The Austrian postal service has issued a special postage stamp commemorating the Eleventh Assembly. The 45-euro cent stamp may be purchased at the Assembly office in Stuttgart, Germany.
The stamp features the Assembly logo, the television tower—a prominent Stuttgart landmark—and the Luther rose.
Shortly prior to the Assembly, the Austrian congregation of St. Aegyd a.N.-Traisen bei St. Veit/Gölsen will also make available a special postmark for the stamp.
Conceived by Kirchenrat Klaus Rieth of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Württemberg (Germany), the new postmark and stamp will carry the Assembly theme, the fourth petition of the Lord’s Prayer, “Give Us Today Our Daily Bread” on letters throughout the world. The Hermann E. Sieger Company in Lorch, Baden-Württemberg, provided support for the designing and printing of the stamp.
The stamp was presented to the public at a press conference in Vienna in May, in the presence of Bishop Dr Michael Bünker of the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Austria.