September 15, 2010. ULC Synodical Council meeting took place in Kyiv. The Synodical Council has approved reports of the Church Officers and Eparchhies Heads. First Divine Calles were issued to Ukrainian Lutheran Theological Seminary of Saint Sophia graduates: Oleksandr Kulchytskiy (Tiraspol Lutheran Church in Moldova) and Taras Bosiuk (Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Simferopol). The Synodical Council has also discussed preparations for the Convention in October to be held in Kremenets and other issues of the church life.
September 10, 2010. The Lord has called Pastor Mikalay Badrusev to his heavenly home early in the morning. Pastor Mikalay was 58 years old and is survived by his wife, 6 children and several grandchildren. Reverend Badrusev has sereved two Lutheran congregations in Minsk and Zhodino that joined the Ukrainian Lutheran Church in 2009. The Lord Jesus Christ says, "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live" (John 11:25). We will see Pastor Mikalay in heaven or in time of resurrection of all the dead when Christ returns in glory soon. He says, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself" (John 5:25, 26). Reverend Badrusev preached Chirst, the Life. He communed true body and blood of Christ shortly before leaving his earthly dwelling tent for heaven. He is with Christ now. Christian funeral of Pastor Badrusev's body was conducted by Bishop Vyacheslav Horpynchuk in Minsk, Belarus. There Pastor Mikalay's body waits for the resurrection. Come, Lord Jesus!