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Reaching Prisoners in Estonia

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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On 8 July 2017, Rev. Oleg Sevastyanov from the Alexander Cathedral in Narva, Estonia presented a lecture for future church volunteers who want to work with inmates of Estonian prisons. Rev. Sevastyanov, who has been engaged in prison ministry for more than 6 years, spoke by invitation of Rev. Avo Üprus, a pastor in the […]

Russian Congregation Holds Organ Recitals as Outreach Tool

Monday, July 3, 2017

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by Connie Cortright St. John the Evangelist Lutheran Church in Saratov, Russia hosted three organ recitals to encourage interest in their congregation.  On May 28, a recital centered on the festival of the Lord’s Ascension was held.  The organ pieces were performed by organ students from Natalie Golfarb’s organ class at the Saratov Sobinov State […]

Russian Lutheran Churches Participate in Conference on the Family

Sunday, July 2, 2017

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Rev. Alexander Furs of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia (ELCIR), a partner church of The Lutheran Church ̶ Missouri Synod, presented at an international conference on family values held at Saratov State Medical University on April 3, 2017. The conference, entitled “The Role of Religion and Religious Organizations in the Preservation of […]

Installation of Rev. Charles Cortright to the Eurasia Region

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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by Connie Cortright   Rev. Dr. Charles Cortright was installed on Ascension Day, May 25, 2017 as missionary to the Eurasia Region. Rev. Dr. John Fale, Executive Director of the LCMS Office of International Missions, officiated and Rev. Dr. Kevin Robson, Chief Mission Officer of the LCMS, preached. The installation took place during the closing […]

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