Dr. Igor Savich; Director, Lutheran Hour Ministries office in St. Petersburg, Russia is coming to Grace Lutheran Church Rochester, MN:
Dr. Igor Savich
Dr. Savich will be speaking at each of our worship services in the second week of July. After each service, he will present slides of the International Lutheran Laymen’s League’s ongoing work in Russia.
Please join us for worship at the following opportunities:
- Wednesday July 7, 6:30 pm
- Saturday July 10, 6:00 pm
- Sunday July 11, 9:00 am
Refreshments will be served after each service during his presentation.
A door offering will be received to assist Lutheran Hour Ministries Russian ministry.
Notes from the Edge of the World
Rev. Matthew Heise
Waiting for Godot? No, Just a Visa
Above: The land of Bach has slowly been losing its Christian faith
I have been cooling my heels in Germany for the past month at the apartment of my colleagues, Brent
and Jennie Smith. I am very grateful to them for putting me up while I sent my passport to the States and waited for a Russian visa. I am especially grateful to their nine year old son, Zachary, who gave up his room for me. Thanks, Zach! I also had the chance to visit my classmate in the Eurasian Ph.D. program, Rev. Markus Fischer, of our partner church SELK (Independent Lutheran Church in Germany). Markus serves Trinity Lutheran congregation in Leipzig. I was able to assist him in his Sunday service, lending my American-accented German to the readings for the day. In light of my stay in Germany, I’m going to put off the second part of my Mongolian (more…)