O Lord, Make Us Worthy - A Vespers Part by the Resurrection Lutheran Church Choir, Kyiv, Ukraine

Bless the Lord, o my soul (Psalm 103) by the Resurrection Lutheran Church Choir, Kyiv, Ukraine

November 9, 2010

New Communicant Members at the Resurrection Lutheran Church

Volodymyr and Oleksandra confess their Lutheran faith
Three new communicant members have joined the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Kyiv. Having studied the Word of God as it is explained in Small and Large Chatechisms of Dr. Martin Luther, brother Volodymyr Vikharev and sisters: Oleksandra Petrenko and Natalia Syvulia have entered the full membership in the Ukrainian Lutheran Church. Natalia was ill on October 31 and could not participate in the festive Reformation worship service. In the beginning of the service Volodymyr Vikharev and Oleksandra Petrenko have confessed their Lutheran faith publicly and the congregation have appealed in a prayer to the Lord for these new members of the church. Please keep Volodymyr, Oleksandra and Natalia in your prayers.

Convention of the Ukrainian Lutheran Church

On October 20 and 21, 2010 Convention of the Ukrainian Lutheran Church took place in Kremenets. Rev. Steven Petersen has greeted the Convention on behalf of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod, John Moldstad and Bishop Horpynchuk has read a greeting for the Convention from the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod President, Rev. Mark Schroeder. The delegates of the Convention have thanked both ELS and WELS for the support they provide to the Ukrainian Lutheran Church.  The Convention has approved the work of the officers of the ULC and her committees. Rev. Neal Schroeder (WELS) has been the essayist of the Convention.  His interesting and edifying essay was titled “Stewardship: some Scripture, statements, suggestions, stories”. The Convention delegates have discussed the essay and thanked Pastor Schroeder for interesting insights and for his help to the ULC. Pastor Neal Schroeder has also been the preacher at the Convention Liturgy where 2 new ULC pastors were ordained: Pastor Taras Bosiuk to serve at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Simferopol, the Crimea and Pastor Oleksandr Kulchytskiy to serve in Tiraspol Lutheran Church in the Republic of Moldova. A special surprise for the delegates of the ULC Convention has been Holy Cross Lutheran Church children choir presentation.  The next ULC Convention is scheduled for 2012.