By Natalia Antipova
On March 25-26, 2021, workers of the ELCIR Headquarters, Bishop Laptev, and active workers of St. Luke’s Lutheran Congregation of Rzhev traveled together to a recreation center near Lake Seliger 110 km (68 miles) from Rzhev for recreation, devotions, and discussions of ministry. They reminded themselves of the biblical events before the first Easter and of Easter itself. The bishop showed a presentation called “We’re not what we do or don’t do, but we’re what we are.” Other activities included going to the sauna and singing hymns. On the next day, the guests visited St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Rzhev and the mini-camp center under construction in Poyavilovo 9 km (5.5 miles) from Rzhev.
Photo credits: Bishop Laptev