On Sunday, 24th of April 2016 this year’s confirmation Divine Service took place. Evelyn was confirmed! District Evangelist Julio Lujan of Valencia held the Divine Service in Spanish which was simultaneously translated into German and English. The text word of the Divine Service was out of Luke 9, verses 10 and 11: “When the apostles returned, they reported to Jesus what they had done. Then he took them with him and they withdrew by themselves to a town called Bethsaida, but the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing.”
The District Evangelist mentioned that again and again anew we have to decide for life with or without God. Those people at that time decided to follow the Son of God. Thus also do our confirmants on their day of confirmation, they decide for God and for his Son. This way they show that they want to follow his law, take him as an example and want to enter into his kingdom.
Our Rector and Evangelist was still called to serve along talking about a station where many trains arrive and leave. Before you enter any train you ask where the train is heading for! You do not just board any train. This way not only our confirmants but also all of us decide each day where our spiritual journey goes to. Some, however, remain sitting in the train station. They simply like the station but they will never arrive anywhere…
At this Divine Service a total of 81 participants where present amongst them 33 friends and guests.
After the Divine Service, our Evelyn invited the whole congregation to different salads, tapas, sushi and desserts. All of the guests remained a long time, enjoying the nice weather and celebrating this special Day for Evelyn.