On Sunday, 4th of September 2015 another Musical Divine Service took place which was announced in newspapers beforehand as for instance here in the CBN: Newspaper article
Our Rector served with the text word out of the 5th book of Moses, chapter 6, verse 6 and 7: “And these words which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart and thou shalt whet them on thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou art at home in thine house and as thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down and when thou risest up”. Referring to this text word the Rector mentioned that it is not sufficient to hear about the will of God and to experience him or to know him. Much more it is important that you internalize the Divine will and take it as a point of reference in your thoughts and actions. The “heart” he said was regarded as the center of human willpower in the Old Testament. The Rector told about his childhood when once a cousin visited them at his house. This cousin talked about his new “love” and again and again he kept on talking about her. He would not stop telling us about her. It was simply too much. We hardly could not stand it any more. But he said it is like that when something is not only on your mind but when it goes much deeper when it is completely filling your heart and the center of your willpower.
The Rector also talked about a pile of papers which he wanted to work through for years but simply never had managed to do so and then he asked anyone of us: “Where does your faith
live or where is it located?” In an unimportant pile of papers which you want to go through one day in the distant future? Or is your faith a kind of “secret file”, classified, and nobody else knows of it?”
Our faith, the commandments we can show them to our fellow people in life. We do not have to be ashamed about it!
Our District Elder also had sent Deacon Perez of Valencia to serve along. He mentioned that he once had a friend called “Marco” and he always wanted to be with him, wherever he went, to the divine service or else where, simply he followed him anywhere. Our Evangelist referred to that we all should be like “Marcos” in order to attract others to come and listen to the word of God thus experiencing the circle of influence of the word of God…
The Divine Service was adorned by the mixed choir and even more beautified by duos and solos in different languages. Deacon Benny Emmerich from Germany who is known as an upcoming star at the organ and piano in Germany helped as well to create a beautiful atmosphere. The great auditorium on the lower floor was completely filled partly due to the visitors on vacation but also because of the guests.