Rev. Alexander Furs participates in Lenten sacred music festival

Tue, May 15, 2012

News, Russia

Rev. Alexander Furs

This post was shared by our sister church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia (ELCIR).

“In March 2012, Rev. Alexander Furs, pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Congregation (ELCIR) in Saratov, Russia, was invited by a regional governmental ministry to participate in a festival of sacred music in connection with Lent. The inviting governmental body partners with St. John’s Lutheran Congregation because it’s the only church in the Volga region that has a church organ. The music event was held in several concert halls in Saratov. Alexander Furs: “On the festival’s second day, I was privileged to extend greetings to the listeners on behalf of our Lutheran church and wished everybody God’s help during Lent. As I talked to several dozen people informally, I witnessed to my faith in Jesus and invited everyone to come listen to sacred music performed on our organ during Sunday worship.”

“The Easter liturgy at St. John’s, in addition to all the church members, gathered many guests such as governmental officials, university professors and artistes. St. John’s church choir performed a special Easter program after the worship.”

  • Pray for our partner church, the ELCIR and its collaboration with the LCMS.

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One Response to “Rev. Alexander Furs participates in Lenten sacred music festival”

  1. Douglas Brown says:

    I was not able to attend as I was in the USA working on a project but my wife and a close friend both attended and very much enjoyed the service and the concert.

    I always enjoy reading about what is taking place at St. John’s in Saratov, my church home when in Russia.

    May God continue to bless Pastor Furs and Pastor Panchu and all of my Brothers and Sisters in Christ at St. John’s Lutheran in Saratov.

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