From November 11-12, 2021, the servants of the ELCIR Moscow Deanery met together for a servants’ conference at Holy Trinity Lutheran Congregation of Moscow. Motto: “Be Faithful!” During a roundtable discussion, the clergymen and lay servants made plans for their ministries in 2022.
Participants & presentations:
Bishop Ivan Laptev, “The Faithfulness of Service in the Old Testament,” “Faithfulness and Documents”
Pastor Mikhail Ivanov, ELCIR Chief Secretary, “The Six Steps: Understanding the Letters to the Seven Churches in Revelation”
Deacon Yevgeni Raskatov, St. Petersburg, “Faithfulness in the Calling”
Nikolai Minenkov, Head of the ELCIR Children & Youth Dept.
Pastor Valeri Antipov and Natalia Antipov, Head of ELCIR Family Ministry, “Faithfulness in Marriage”
Pastor Igor Alisov, Moscow
Pastor Andrei Yurtayev, Moscow
Pastor Dmitri Lotov, Moscow
Deacon Yefim Romanenko, Moscow
Deacon Yevgeni Kostenko, Rzhev, Tver Oblast
Pastor Yaroslav Boichenko, Nizhny Novgorod
The group extended their best wishes and greetings to Pastor Andrey and Anastasia Yurtayev for the birth of their third daughter!
The conference program included a bus tour of Moscow.
In conclusion of the conference, its participants and Holy Trinity congregants worshiped together at a divine service celebrated by Bishop Ivan Laptev (sermon) and Pastor Igor Alisov.
Many thanks to all the participants for their encouragement in the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, their meaningful presentations, and open fellowship! Many thanks to Pastor Igor Alisov, his wife Anna, Pastor Andrei Yurtayev and all the congregants of Holy Trinity for their warm and cordial welcome!
Information courtesy of Pastor Yaroslav Boichenko