Giving voice to the gospel together

A handshake between the chairman and the delegates sealed it: the New Apostolic Church has been awarded associate status in the Council of Christian Churches in Germany.

The admission as an associate member was the second reason for the ecumenical service that took place at a Protestant church in Hofgeismar (Germany) yesterday, Thursday. The first item on the agenda was the introduction of the newly elected board of the CCCG, with Archpriest Radu Constantin Miron as the new chairman.

Apostle Volker Kühnle, himself a delegate, said that he was very happy that, after years of intensive dialogue, such a good result had been achieved. When asked by, he said that he was particularly grateful for the prayers and the goodwill of all those who accompanied this process and promoted its development.

For the Apostle, this is not the end of the line. In fact, it is really only the beginning: as Christians it is important to give a voice to the values of the gospel together. Nobody loses their profile in the process, on the contrary, everyone can bring their own strengths to bear.

During the service, the participants also professed the Creed of Nicaea and Constantinople, which is found in the first three articles of the New Apostolic creed. Musically, the event was embellished by instrumentalists and a choir from the New Apostolic congregation of Kassel-Korbach (Germany).

Obituary: District Apostle Karnick

More than 650 people attended the funeral service for District Apostle (ret.) Siegfried Karnick of Germany. He passed away in mid March at the age of 90.

From 1972 until 1997 he led the District Church Saxony-Anhalt (Germany), including the congregations in Estonia, Poland, and in parts of Russia. He was also the chairman of the Working Group Choirs and Hymns and composed many choral pieces and hymns for the hymnal.

The funeral was conducted by Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider, who based the sermon on Isaiah 26: 12: “Lord, You will establish peace for us, for You have also done all our works in us.”

The golden jubilee walk

The brothers and sisters from the Apostle Area of Accra marked the fiftieth anniversary of the New Apostolic Church in Ghana with a health and evangelical walk. Some 600 members met in the small mountain town of Aburi to participate in the walk. After a round of warm-ups, the runners started on their 6-kilometre course through the town and surrounding area. At the finish, the runners were welcomed with refreshments. This was followed by prayers and the more relaxed, social part of the event.

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