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Conflict is political, not religious, bishop says

Posted by: aschmitt on Thursday, August 27, 2009 | Read 1477 times
The political ­– not religious – nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was the central theme of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL) Bishop Munib A Younan's July 15 address in Pori, Finland. Bishop Younan delivered his speech, "Reconciliation in the Middle East," to a conference of the UN Association of Finland and the Finnish Red Cross, in cooperation with the Tampere Peace Research Institute.

The full text of Bishop Younan's address is available at www.elcjhl.org.

New AELC President Elected

Posted by: Timothy_Melvyn on Tuesday, July 07, 2009 | Read 5693 times
Dr BhanuThe 44th Biennial Convention of the Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church (AELC) was held at Schade Girl’s High School in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India.

‘Justice and Righteousness’ was the theme of the May 27-28, 2009, AELC convention. The convention witnessed the election of its new President, Rev Dr Suneel Bhanu Busi for the term 2009-2013. He succeeds Rev Dr Christopher.


Installation of LCS New Bishop

Posted by: LCS-Martin Yee on Monday, June 01, 2009 | Read 3686 times
Rev Terry Kee and Bishop John Tan The Lutheran Church in Singapore (LCS) installed its new bishop, Rev Terry Kee, at a special installation service held on the Sunday afternoon of 24th May 2009.

Rev Terry Kee succeeds Bishop John Tan as the second bishop of the Lutheran Church in Singapore since its formation in 1997. The installation service for the new Bishop and Executive Committee at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer was attended by about 300 people including local mainline denomination church and seminary leaders, representatives of Lutheran churches from the region and missions agencies worldwide.


Arcot Lutheran Church - Bishop Election

Posted by: bastianbabu on Thursday, May 21, 2009 | Read 3494 times
Bp VijayakumarRev R D Vijayakumar has been elected as 6th Bishop of Arcot Lutheran Church. His term as Bishop will be from 2009-2014. The election took place on 18th May 2009 and he will assume his responsibility on 24th May 2009. Rev Vijayakumar had served as Treasurer for three terms in the Board of Arcot Lutheran Church.The Rt Rev R J Gideon has stepped down due to health reasons.


ELCPNG National Youth Sunday

Posted by: songang on Thursday, May 07, 2009 | Read 1802 times
ELCPNG YouthsEvery year the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea (ELCPNG) observes the first Sunday of May as the National Youth Sunday. On May 3 this year, all congregations throughout the seventeen (17) districts of ELCPNG observe the day in supporting the Youth Ministries with prayers and thanksgiving.

One of ELCPNG’s oldest youth hall, Immanuel Youth Hall, built by the then active Lae Lutheran Youth (LLY) of ELCPNG in the 1970’s, came to life that day. The Redeemer Parish congregations in Lae city gathered at the hall for Sunday Service and many youth participated in leading the worship in music and songs, creative dance and drama.


ELCJHL Prepares for 50th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by: ELCJHL on Wednesday, May 06, 2009 | Read 1606 times
The ELCJHL celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. Pictured here is the Beit Jala congregation during the year of its formation, 1883. “Living Witness - Creative Diakonia” is the theme for the upcoming ELCJHL 50th anniversary celebration. The synod will also observe the 30th anniversary of the Arabic bishopric and 170 years of evangelical mission in Palestine.

Festivities will kick off on May 16 at the campus of the Lutheran school and church in Beit Sahour. School children will present dabka dancing, singing and drama performances. Items made at the schools, such as candles and ceramics, will be put up for sale. A book fair will feature books by church pastors and lay people. The celebration also set aside time for interviews on the church’s past, present and vision for the future.


ELCT Assembly calls for serving God in unity

Posted by: Timothy_Melvyn on Monday, May 04, 2009 | Read 2965 times
ELCT Bishop Visanukorn Upama

BANGKOK, 2 April 2009 - The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thailand (ELCT) held its 15th General Assembly in the central eastern province of Mukdahan, Thailand.

“Serving the Lord in Unity” was the theme of the March 24-26, 2009, ELCT Assembly.


New Bishop & Leadership of LCS

Posted by: LCS on Thursday, April 09, 2009 | Read 2050 times
Rev Terry Kee
During the 13th annual general meeting of the Lutheran Church in Singapore on 28 March 2009, the Rev Terry Kee was elected as Bishop of the church.

Bishop John Tan has completed his third term in office and will relinquish his office with effect from 25 May 2009.


Nine Pastors Ordained - GKPI

Posted by: GKPI on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 | Read 4905 times
The nine persons ordained were: Rev Rotua Sidabutar, Rev Betty Manurung, Rev Erny Christina Hutauruk, Rev Ferdy Gabriel Nainggolan, Rev Hendry Aritonang, Rev Samuel Aritonang, Rev Abadi Simaremare, Rev Sutan Pasaribu and Rev Linti Dongoran. “Don’t rely on yourself, we must learn and learn, we must be humble and want to receive. These are the ‘stamp’ of our Christianity”, stated the Bishop in his sermon during the Pastor ordination ceremony of the Christian Church Protestant in Indonesia (GKPI). The Bishop of GKPI, Rev Dr Mangisi SE Simorangkir based his sermon on Jeremiah 9:23-24. This ceremony was held on February 8, 2009 in GKPI Tanah Jawa Kota, one of GKPI congregations in Simalungun district.


LCA New Church Secretary and Mission Director

Posted by: LCA on Friday, March 20, 2009 | Read 1505 times

Rev Neville OttoDear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus

Greetings from the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA).

It is with a deep sense of joy and thankfulness to God that I write this letter to you.

Yesterday Rev Neville Otto accepted the call as Secretary of the Church and Director of Board for Mission. Currently Rev Otto is the District President of the LCA New South Wales District.


Consecretation of Bishop Solomon Rajah, ELCM

Posted by: ELCM on Monday, February 23, 2009 | Read 4880 times
Ordination of Solomon Rajah KUALA LUMPUR: The new head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia (ELCM) promises to forge greater inter-religious tolerance and understanding between the different faiths in the country.

"I not only want to serve the church, people and the Lord, I want to foster greater unity among Malaysians," said Bishop Right Reverend Dr Solomon Rajah at his consecration and installation ceremony at the Zion Cathedral in Brickfields yesterday. Solomon added he plans to initiate various social services to help the less fortunate and to ensure churches not only have some standing in society but are self-reliant.


UELCI, Mission & Development Partners Round Table Meeting

Posted by: Timothy_Melvyn on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 | Read 3343 times
A section of delegates engages in group discussionThe United Evangelical Lutheran Church in India (UELCI), Mission and Development Partners Round Table Meeting held in YMCA, Chennai during January 24-26, 2009 marked a significant landmark in the historical landscape of UELCI. “Accompanying each other for Justice and Life” was the theme of the 2009 Round Table Meeting.


Bishop Julius D Paul Laid to Rest

Posted by: LWF-Asia on Thursday, December 11, 2008 | Read 4270 times
The body of the late Bishop Julius D Paul, 63, of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia (ELCM) was finally laid to rest at the Subang Lutheran Garden, Malaysia, on December 9. This put an end to the anguish of his family who had waited 16 days for papers from the various authorities to bring his body home from Guatemala where he drowned in a boat accident last month. News of the sudden and untimely death of Bishop Julius Paul had taken the local Christian community and international Lutheran communion with shock and sadness. The funeral service at Zion Cathedral in Brickfields, KL, was packed with people coming from far and near to pay their last respects to their beloved bishop, mentor, friend.


UELCI, New Officers

Posted by: UELCI on Monday, December 01, 2008 | Read 2234 times
Rt. Rev. Godwin Nag, Bishop of ELCITHS I am happy to inform that the 27th Triennial Conference of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church in India (UELCI) scheduled on November 27th and 28th 2008 at ICSA, Chennai unanimously elected the following officers for UELCI for the next triennium with immediate effect:

1) President - Rt.Rev. Godwin Nag – ELCITHS
2) Vice President - Rev. Dr. H.A. Martin – TELC
3) Vice President – Youth - Mr Sem Hemrom – GELC
4) Vice President – Woman - Mrs V Mani Kumari – AELC

Sad News: The Untimely Death of Bishop Julius Paul

Posted by: LWF-Asia on Sunday, November 23, 2008 | Read 9468 times
Bishop Julius Paul
RE: Bishop Julius Danaraj Paul, Malaysia

Sad news was received on the late night of November 22 about the passing of Bishop Julius Paul of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia, a member of the LWF Council and chairperson of the Standing Committee for World Service. The message below is informative enough for you to get the impression of the cause and circumstances of his untimely death.

[Pls post your condolences under 'comment' at the end of this write-up]
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