Praise God for Sergei Bondarenko, head of the ELCIR Pilgrimage Center, a 3rd-year student in the extramural bachelor’s degree program at the ELCIR Theological Institute, who was ordained into the Office of Deacon at the Lutheran Church of Koltushi, Leningrad Oblast, on Judgment Sunday November 26, 2023! We pray many will stand at the right hand of Christ through Sergei’s ministry. Blessings and wisdom to Sergei as he serves in the field of Christ!
“‘Therefore my people shall know my name. Therefore in that day they shall know that it is I who speak; here I am.’ How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns.'” (Is. 52:6-7, ESV)