On December 14, partner church body the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia combined the celebration of the 20th anniversary of one of their congregations with the ordination of a new deacon who will serve in Saratov, Russia.
Activities during October and November in Saratov, Russia, included organ recitals by students held in St. John’s Lutheran Church, as well as a new confirmation and new catechists.
The final Season in Song Christmas 2014 hymn is “We Praise You, Jesus, At Your Birth” and was chosen by Rev. Alan Ludwig, serving as a Theological Educator in Siberia.
The second installment of our Season in Song Christmas greetings is the hymn “What Child Is This” (LSB 370)? This hymn was chosen by GEO Missionary Denise Schlesselman. The improvised chorale partite you will hear on the organ is by Rev. Dr. Christopher S. Ahlman. Merry Christmas!