WELS news briefs: February 2020

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Pastor at altar with membersThe Russian Lutheran Church celebrated 25 years of God’s blessings on Nov. 3, 2019. Members gathered together in Akademgorodok for a joint worship service celebrating the anniversary and the Lutheran Reformation. They also confirmed two new members (pictured). The Russian Lutheran Church has 4 national pastors, 3 deaconesses, and 1 missionary serving 270 baptized members in 5 organized congregations and 1 preaching station.

Read more here about the Russian Lutheran Church.


Members gather around decorative cakeChrist the King Lutheran Church of Nigeria celebrated its 50th anniversary in December 2019. Members planned various activities to celebrate, including live radio broadcasts, special prayer services, carnival floats/parades by the youth groups, visits to orphanages and hospitals, youth rallies, and choir and Bible trivia competitions. Pictured is Sylvester Idiok, president of Christ the King Lutheran Church, cutting the anniversary cake. Christ the King Lutheran Church has 9 national pastors, 1 evangelist, 30 preaching elders, and 10 seminary students serving almost 2,500 members in 34 congregations. It joins All Saints Lutheran Church of Nigeria as our two sister synods in Nigeria.

Volume 107, Number 02
Issue: February 2020

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