Iroquois Ave. Christ Lutheran opened its doors to Indian Village Home and Garden tour visitors on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 2017. The church hosted a variety of activities including the annual Maurice salad luncheon.
Iroquois Ave. Christ Lutheran is located in Detroit’s Historic Indian Village, a neighborhood listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The Historic Indian Village Home & Garden Tour is held each June.
Each year, Iroquois Ave. Christ Lutheran Church joins into this neighborhood celebration. Tickets are sold at the church, starting 30 minutes before the tour. On the church lawn, the Art Lot, with the work of local artists and artisans, is open both days. Clean restrooms are available during all tour hours.
On Saturday, the Women’s Association served its annual Maurice Salad Luncheon from 11:30am to 2:00pm. The luncheon was in the large lounge, on white table clothes, with cool fans blowing. A Maurice salad (just like Hudson’s used to serve!) was presented with a plate of fresh fruit, rolls & butter and all the iced tea, lemonade and ice water you can drink. A dessert of lemon bars topped things off. A true tour “oasis”, the luncheon was only $15.
In addition to the luncheon, on Saturday, coffee and baked goods were sold from 10:00am to 3:00pm. On the lawn, the men ran a snack tent selling hot dogs, snacks and cold drinks, 11:00am to 3:00pm. In the church sanctuary, a booklet was available with a brief history of the church and a self-guided tour of the stained glass windows.
On Sunday, the 10:00am worship service was held as usual. The tour started 12:30pm. The outside snack tent was opened by the men. A “Tour Day Tea” was served inside by the Sunday School children. The Maurice Salad luncheon was also available. Reservations for the Maurice salad luncheon are available for large tour groups in 2018. Call the church office for more information.