On December 26, 2021, the Lutheran Church of Kirov celebrated a Christmas worship service. The facility where the church meets had barely enough room for everyone attending! Uralic Region Dean Rev. Konstantin Subbotin was assisted by catechist Ivan Ryasik and and cantor Kira Slobodenyuk. They were joined on their trip to Kirov by deanery volunteer Artyom Dmitriyev. The worship was followed by informal fellowship at a celebration meal with alcohol-free mulled wine.