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New training programs in Africa

(10.10.2012) Zurich/Herzliya. New training programs for ministers and musicians in the congregations—these are only two of a whole series of interesting items on the agenda of the District Apostle Meeting Africa. All District Apostles and Helpers who work on the African continent participate in this meeting. The first item on the agenda was a report on the new Communion wafer bakery of the New Apostolic Church in Lusaka, Zambia. more ...

“My message for Thanksgiving: work for Christ!”

(08.10.2012) Zurich/Duisburg. “Every day let us do something for Christ! That is my message on this Thanksgiving Sunday.” It was with this striking statement in the Sunday divine service that the international Church leader, Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber, addressed the many thousand who attended the divine service in Duisburg and those in the congregations linked by satellite transmission. A Bible text from Psalm 35: 18 was the focal point of his sermon: “I will give You thanks in the great assembly; I will praise You among many people.” more ...

A short visit of thanks to the interpreters

(01.10.2012) Zurich/Frankfurt. During the divine service for the European ministers of the New Apostolic Church, nearly 30 interpreters were busy translating the sermon into their mother tongues. Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber, who conducted this divine service in the congregation of Frankfurt West, surprised them with a visit after the service. Their meeting took place in the Church-owned Friedrich Bischoff publishing house in Frankfurt. more ...

Chief Apostle: “The kingdom of heaven is at hand!”

(30.09.2012) Zurich/Frankfurt. All European ministers of the New Apostolic Church—both active and retired—were invited to a divine service for ministers on 30 September 2012. This service was conducted by Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber (65) in the congregation of Frankfurt West. His sermon was transmitted by satellite to many hundreds of congregations throughout Europe. This was the third divine service that Wilhelm Leber has conducted in Frankfurt as Chief Apostle. more ...

Pentecost 2012: Jean-Luc Schneider appointed Chief Apostle Helper

(27.05.2012) Zurich/Cologne. After many years, the New Apostolic Church once again has a Chief Apostle Helper. In the Pentecost service on 27 May 2012 in Cologne Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber appointed the French District Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider with this new commission. He will in future provide support to the Chief Apostle and also take on some of his travels. “The transition is to proceed in as continuous a manner as possible,” said the Chief Apostle. He himself is already looking toward his own retirement, he explained, and is working early to address the matter of his succession. more ...

Pentecost 2012: A high point of faith

(27.05.2012) Cologne/Zurich. It was a high point of the church year for New Apostolic Christians around the world: Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber conducted the Pentecost divine service in Cologne on 27 May 2012. The spiritual leader of all New Apostolic Christians called out to the believers with a special Pentecost message: “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” The sermon revolved around the question as to how children of God are to lead their lives in our time. What is important is to keep faith, always be willing to make peace, subordinate our will to God’s will, and draw strength for daily life from the resurrection of Christ. more ...

Pentecost 2012: A meeting of Apostles

(26.05.2012) Cologne/Zurich. One of the items in the program for the Saturday of the Pentecost weekend in Cologne was a meeting of the European Apostles A total of 45 Apostles from Europe, as well as all the District Apostles and District Apostle Helpers of the world, had assembled for this occasion. Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber began with an emotional prayer for the unity of the Church and the welfare of all congregations. A comprehensive spiritual portion followed. more ...

Pentecost 2012: Bring on the Sunday!

(23.05.2012) Cologne/Zurich. This year the pivotal Pentecost divine service conducted by international Church leader Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber is being organised by the District Church of North Rhine-Westphalia. A total of 45 Apostles from all over Europe, together with all nineteen District Apostles and nine District Apostle Helpers, are expected in Cologne for the special event. more ...

Chief Apostle Helper – An appointment with firmly defined tasks

(30.03.2012) Zurich. At this year’s Pentecost service, which will take place in Cologne on 27 May 2012, Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber plans to appoint District Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider a Chief Apostle Helper. The appointment of a Chief Apostle Helper is not entirely unknown in the New Apostolic Church. Most recently, Chief Apostle Richard Fehr was appointed a Chief Apostle Helper for a whole year before taking on the ministry of Chief Apostle. more ...

Concerning Palm Sunday

(29.03.2012) When we celebrate Palm Sunday today we are following the tradition of the Christian congregation in Jerusalem. It is said that already around the year 400 this congregation would gather on the Mount of Olives and descend in procession into the city. The children were said to carry palm leaves and olive twigs in their hands on these occasions. more ...
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