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New Bishop of GKPI :: Asia Lutheran Communion :: Communication Creates Communion

Topic: 3.Church

New Bishop of GKPI

Posted by: LWF-Asia on Jan 14, 2006 – 02:34 PM | Read 2080 times

At its recent 16th Term General Synod Meeting from September 14-18, Christian Protestant Church in Indonesia (GKPI) elected Rev Mangsisi S E Simorangkir as its new Bishop and the Rev Maurids Simamora as the church General Secretary. Bishop Simorangkir took over the leadership from Rev G O P Manurung for a term of five years from 2005-2010.
The elected bishop was installed on September 18.

Bishop Simorangkir graduated from Theological Seminary in Jakarta in 1977 and was ordained as a pastor in 1978. He had served in parishes in Medan and Lubuk Pakam and also as exchanged pastor in a German parish from 1982-1987. After his return from Germany, he was appointed the Director of the Diaconical and Community Development Ministry of GKPI from 1987-1992.

In 1993 he was elected … Read more

Federation of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia & Singapore :: Asia Lutheran Communion :: Communication Creates Communion

Topic: 3.Church

Federation of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia & Singapore

Posted by: LWF-Asia on Aug 18, 2006 – 01:26 AM | Read 5186 times

FELMS Leaders
The Federation of Evangelical Lutheran Churches Malaysia (FELCMS) had its General Meeting at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah in May 2006. At the meeting, Bishop Julius Paul (ELCM) was elected as Chairperson, Bishop Voo Thien Fui (BCCM) as Secretary and Bishop Philip Lok (LCMS) as Treasurer.

The membership of FELCMS includes the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia (ELCM), Lutheran Church in Malaysia & Singapore (LCMS), Protestant Church in Sabah (PCS), Basel Christian Church in Malaysia (BCCM), Sabah Theological Seminary (STS) and the Lutheran Church in Singapore (LCS).

The FELCMS regularly organizes programmes that would benefit member churches in Malaysia and Singapore.

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Dr Meshack is New Principal of Gurukul :: Asia Lutheran Communion :: Communication Creates Communion

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Dr Meshack is New Principal of Gurukul

Posted by: LWF-Asia on Aug 18, 2006 – 01:49 PM | Read 1876 times

Dr. Samuel W Meshack, India, ChennaiThe principal of Gurukul Lutheran Theological Seminary and Research Center (GLTC) India, Chennai, Rev Dr Mani Chacko, has left his post to take up a new assignment at the Ecumenical Christian Centre, Bangalore from June 2006.

The Rev Dr Samuel W Meshack was officially appointed as the new Principal of Gurukul from June 2006. The installation service was held on 11th June 2006 at Gurukul.

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Lutheran Church in Korea elects new President :: Asia Lutheran Communion :: Communication Creates Communion

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Lutheran Church in Korea elects new President

Posted by: LWF-Asia on Jan 14, 2006 – 02:33 PM | Read 2217 times

News Release, Seoul, Korea – At the 2005 annual convention of the Lutheran Church in Korea (LCK) which convened October 5-6 at Sarang Maeul Lutheran Church in Kwangju, Rev Dr Hyun-Sup UM was elected to a four-year term as the new president of the LCK

A graduate of Yonsei University (BTh & MTh), the Lutheran Theological Academy (MDiv.), and Concordia Seminary in St Louis (STM & Honorary DD), Rev Um (59) has been teaching at Lutheran University/Seminary as an Old Testament professor for 25 years.

He is a man of a varied career, serving academic associations as an active member and participating in ecumenical projects such as the New Bible Translation Committee of the Korean Bible Society. He also served for six years until 2003 as a … Read more

Record Enrolment at Sabah Theological Seminary :: Asia Lutheran Communion :: Communication Creates Communion

Topic: 7.Seminary News

Record Enrolment at Sabah Theological Seminary

Posted by: LWF-Asia on Mar 01, 2007 – 10:10 PM | Read 1723 times

This year’s intake of new students is a record in the history of Sabah Theological Seminary (STS). A total of 72 new students from Sabah, Sarawak, Peninsular Malaysia, Brunei, China, Myanmar, Korea and USA enrolled for course at the beginning of the year. This brings the student population for 2007 to a total of 217 inclusive of students in full-time, part-time, and the Senior Citizen class.

It may be noted that we are beginning to attract more overseas students as can be seen from the growing international student body. A total of about 20 overseas students are now enrolled for the various courses in STS. This growing international student body combined with the present mix of overseas lecturers has made STS become an international community.

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JELC Biennial Assembly & Power Mission 21 (PM 21) :: Asia Lutheran Communion :: Communication Creates Communion

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JELC Biennial Assembly & Power Mission 21 (PM 21)

Posted by: Person on May 22, 2006 – 03:03 AM | Read 2211 times

From left to right, Mr. Masahiro Sekiguchi -Treasurer; Rev. Sumiyuki Watanabe - Vice President; Rev. Masatoshi Yamanouchi- President; Rev. Shunichiro Matsuoka - Executive Director The Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church (JELC) held its regularly scheduled biennial national assembly on May 3-5, 2006. Elections were held for all major posts within the church administration. President Masatoshi Yamanouchi (3rd from left) and Vice President Sumiyuki Watanabe (2nd from left) were re-elected to what will be their final term, and Rev. Shunichiro Matsuoka (1st right) was nominated and confirmed for the position of Executive Director. Rev. Masahiro Sekiguchi (1st left) is JELC treasurer.

The main order of business of the assembly was to evaluate the progress of Power Mission 21 (PM 21), the ten year evangelism and church restructuring program adopted by the JELC in 2002, as well as make needed by-law and constitutional changes to further strengthen PM 21.

In the 113 … Read more