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Taking our breath away!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


The glorious days of summer are almost over.  For months, blogs and Facebook posts have been filled with pictures and stories of glorious days and events.  Graduations.  Weddings.  Family Reunions.  Vacations.  Sites seen for the first time and those that take your breath away again and again.  As September rapidly approaches, it’s met with some […]

Reaching Prisoners in Estonia

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


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 Lutheran Churches Participate in Conference on the Family

Sunday, July 2, 2017


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 […]

Eurasia Blog Wednesday Devotion: Looking Forward in Advent

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


This week’s devotion is based on a portion of the Old Testament reading for the Second Sunday in Advent in the One-Year Lectionary.  –By Elizabeth Ahlman “For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. The day that is coming shall set them ablaze, […]


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