Rev. Yaroslav Boychenko, a pastor of our sister church body, recently shared a report of the Advent and Christmas activities in his congregation. Rev. Boychenko serves LCMS sister church body, The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia (ELCIR). The LCMS supports this sister church body through the Ingrian Outreach and Church Development Fund. The report was translated […]
But I was absolutely frustrated when all these kids were moved to smaller towns around Saxony just three days before our party. What to do? There was no going back as the 250 presents were all ready and packed in our home!...In a situation like this, we have no option but to wait for God to act on our behalf. And so it was.
[Music] is so very important to the ministry of Trinity. We live here in a culture where music is so highly valued that a quality music ministry is essential to the mission and outreach of this congregation. Johanna puts it this way— “Faith is important for life, the way that leads us to God… Music is everywhere. Music is a connection between people… a way to share the faith in all languages…”
The world and we are packing up our Christmas decorations... and sometimes we pack away Jesus right along with them. But does Jesus pack it in?