On November 6, 2020, Bishop Laptev visited St. John the Baptist Evangelical Lutheran Church of Syktyvkar, Komi.
Today, the Gospel is proclaimed in many languages in The Church of Ingria. As they fulfill the Great Commission of Christ (Mt. 28:19-20), the ministers of our church together with missionaries from sister churches serve among Finno-Ugric peoples. There is a congregation of The Church of Ingria also in the capital of the Komi Republic in Russia. As the congregation is multiethnic, the hymns, the Creed, and the Lord’s Prayer in its worship services are said in Russian, Komi, German, and Swedish (when Swedo-Finnish volunteers were there on a visit). God’s Word can also be read in different languages. Last week, Deacon Igor Kuznetsov received a call to serve this congregation. Please pray for new workers for the Church of Christ!
Pictured in the photos are a worship service at St. John the Baptist and an exhibition by the ethnography department of the National Museum of the Komi Republic.