July 4, 2021 was the day of a new beginning for the Lutheran church in Kursk.
The former historical Lutheran church building in town still exists. However, since the Lutheran congregation was closed down almost 100 years ago, up until 2020 no one celebrated a Lutheran worship service and descendants of Kursk Lutherans made no attempts to reestablish a church congregation.
In the fall of 2020, ELCIR Bishop Ivan Laptev visited Kursk Oblast. After that, a Lutheran congregation in Kursk began to revive.
On Sunday July 4, 2021 was the founding meeting of Sts. Peter and Paul Lutheran Congregation of Kursk. Maksim Zuyev was elected chairman of the church council and Pavel Kuznetsov his deputy. The congregation is applying to the state to register a religious group. Pastor Sergei Matyukh celebrated a worship service in a congregant’s house.