Here are some Upcoming Events for October in the Eurasia Region. Learn about what is happening by reading the article, and please pray for these events and activities, that the proclamation of the Gospel would go forth and be strengthened through them. Consider also asking your pastor to add these events to the Prayers of the Church the Sunday before they occur!
“Yes, when we simply do that which we Christians always do, which is receive God’s Word and His precious gifts, that which we do explains what we are. And then it becomes clear why we are working in “Die Brücke” and why we are reaching out to people in the area. On this weekend the children and some adults were always present (perhaps around 10-15 of the locals were always around)…If only one weekend can create such interest, guess what would happen, if we meet in Lukas every single Sunday and then also on weekdays for special events” (Rev. Hugo Gevers).
Yesterday, we posted about the work of St. Trinitatisgemeinde in Leipzig, Germany, and the decision to make a permanent move to Lukaskirche. This past weekend, St. Trinitatisgemeinde used Lukaskirche to host the Singing Festival (Sprengelsängerfest) of the Eastern District of the Selbständige Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche (SELK). We will post more on the festival this week, but for today the Eurasia Blog Wednesday devotion will focus on the theme from the weekend, which is found in Psalm 103:1a: “Lobe den Herrn meine Seele” (“Bless the Lord, O my soul.”)
On Sunday, September 14, 2013, the congregation of St. Trinitatisgemeinde voted to begin work at Lukaskirche in Volkmarsdorf in earnest. The plan is to begin regularly holding projects in Lukaskirche beginning in September 2014. This will include concerts, children’s programming, and even a spot in the Reader’s Fair of Leipzig. In 2015, the congregation will hold services regularly and this will continue through 2016, at which time the work will be reevaluated. This trial phase will allow the congregation to make the move gradually, renovate Lukaskirche, establish a presence in Volkmarsdorf, and continue to raise funds towards the project. The vote will also allow the congregation to now make a conclusive agreement with the state church regarding the property at Lukaskirche for the next three years.