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

December 29, 2011

New Communicant Members in Zaporizhia

Liudmyla Nemchyna and Maria Khoroshun have been instruced by Pastor Serhiy Zuev in our congregation in Zaporizhia.  Recently they were confirmed in the Ukrainian Lutheran Church and were welcomed to the Lord's Table to commune the true body and blood of our Lord and Savior under bread and wine of the Holy Supper. We wish two new communicant members faithfulness to the Gospel and all the richest Lord's blessings!

December 26, 2011

No Prompting?

At a Sermon for Children

December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

“And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, Who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory be to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased!” (Gospel of St. Luke 2:10-14).
Dear visitors of the Ukrainian Lutheran Weekly,

On behalf of the Ukrainian Lutheran Church I wish you a merry Christmas as you kneel at the manger of our Savior Jesus Christ to celebrate the good news of great joy – His Incarnation for our salvation. May He continue to bless you in the New Year as you give glory to God in the highest and enjoy His peace that He gives us through His precious Gospel!

Христос народився!  Славімо Його!  Christ Is Born!  Let Us Praise Him!

In Christ, our Savior,
Rev. Dr. Vyacheslav Horpynchuk,
Bishop, Ukrainian Lutheran Church

December 20, 2011

A New Citizen of the Kingdom of God

"For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ!" (Galatians 3:27) was sung joyfully in the Resurrection Lutheran Church after Oksana Hrymailo was baptized in the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It happened last Sunday in Kyiv. Now she is dressed into Christ, her Redeemer, is born anew of water and the Spirit and her name is written in the heavenly Book of Life. We rejoice with this small child and ask for your prayers and any possible support since Oksana is an orphan and yet she is adopted as a child of God and has such a big family of believers! Oksana was introduced to the Christian Church by Svitlana Leschenko, a faithful and talanted Gift of Life worker.

December 7, 2011

Ternopil Church Under Construction

     Saint John and James Lutheran Church in Ternopil is finishing construction of the congregational home. It took many years to start this construction, even now there is no permission from the city authorities to place a cross on it. Thanks be to God that the Word of God is effective even without a cross on the building and the Sacraments do not need any permit from any earthly government!
   We have a request from our pastor there, Rev. Taras Kokovskiy to support this project by your prayers and other available resources. Indoor works are scheduled to start in spring.