On May 9, 2021, Aleksandr Dyshenov was ordained into the Office of Pastor. The rite of ordination was conducted by Bishop Ivan Laptev and Bishop Emeritus Arri Kugappi at the Lutheran Church of Koltushi, Leningrad Oblast. Pastor Aleksandr has received a call to serve Grace of Christ Lutheran Church in Ulan-Ude, Buryatia. He has a Bachelor of Theology degree from the Theological Institute of The Church of Ingria. The topic of his thesis was “The Sacrament as ‘the Visible Word.’”
“And my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” (1 Cor. 2:4-5, ESV)
Thanks be to God for the worthy workers in His field!