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For Confirmation 2004: ... and surrender myself to Thee, O Triune God!

(04.04.2004) Zurich. Three 4's - In many New Apostolic congregations this year‘s confirmation services will take place on 4 April. Again young New Apostolic Christians will step up to the altar to give their confirmation vow, promising their loyalty to God: "I renounce Satan, and all his work and ways, and surrender myself to Thee, O Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in belief, obedience, and the earnest resolution to remain faithful to Thee until my end. Amen." A year of Confirmation Instruction lies behind them — the beautiful time of youth ahead of them. more ...

Victor Bezgans becomes new District Apostle Helper for Russia

(01.03.2004) Berlin. Berlin's Treptow congregation was the worthy site of a festive divine service with Chief Apostle Richard Fehr on 29.02.2004. Together with their wives, all ministers of the New Apostolic Church throughout Europe were either at the service in person or connected by satellite transmission. Victor Bezgans was appointed a district apostle helper and Sergei Bastrikov was ordained apostle. more ...

District Apostle Horst Ehlebracht passed away

(06.02.2004) Herford. Horst Ehlebracht, the retired district apostle of North Rhine-Westphalia has passed away at the age of 67. When Chief Apostle Richard Fehr retired him in a festive divine service on 1 January of last year-after 43 years of ministerial activity in the New Apostolic Church-he dedicated the following Bible passage to him: "Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up". Now this word also applies to his family and all the bereaved. more ...

Divine Service with Ordination in Sri Lanka

(21.01.2004) Zurich. The first big overseas trip of the new year led Chief Apostle Richard Fehr to Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. In a festive divine service he retired Apostle Shridhar Sonpasare and ordained Bishop Egnati Lukas Jagtap as a new apostle for India. more ...

New District Apostle Helpers for Zambia and Malawi

(31.12.2003) Brussels. The fourth Sunday of Advent led Chief Apostle Richard Fehr to Brussels, the capital of Belgium, where he conducted a festive divine service for approximately 500 brothers and sisters. The actual congregation was much larger, however, since more than 18,000 additional souls were connected through satellite technology. In this divine service the chief apostle ordained two apostles for Zambia and Malawi and also commissioned two district apostle helpers to support their District Apostle Duncan Mfune. more ...

District Apostle Karl Kühnle passed away

(11.12.2003) Zurich. On Sunday, 7 December 2003 at around 2:00 AM local time, the retired District Apostle Karl Kühnle passed away at the age of 80 after a short stay in hospital. When he spoke with the chief apostle by telephone as recently as Friday, his last words were: "Praise, thanks, Amen." more ...

New District Apostle Helper for the District Church of Canada

(10.12.2003) Chiangmai. Hans Joachim Sobottka is the name of the new District Apostle Helper that has been commissioned for the vast working area of the District Church of Canada. Along with District Apostle Helpers Deppner, Dzur, Eckhardt, Hebeisen and Woll, he is to support his District Apostle Leslie Latorcai with the District Church's work around the world. more ...

District Apostle Michael Kraus: A quite exceptional servant of God entered into eternity!

(19.11.2003) Zurich. On Sunday, November 16, District Apostle Michael Kraus, retired since December 1994, passed away peacefully at the blessed age of 95 years. Chief Apostle Richard Fehr: "A quite exceptional servant of God now entered into eternity after a full life." more ...

A total of 25 topics: District Apostles' Meeting in Cape Town

(11.11.2003) Cape Town/South Africa. In Cape Town, the wonderful city at the South end of the African continent the second District Apostles' Meeting for this year took place on the 9th and 10th of October 2003. The meeting was opened with a spiritual word for which Chief Apostle Richard Fehr read the biblical passage Psalm 73:28: "But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all Your works." more ...

New District Apostle Helpers commissioned

(11.04.2003) Zürich. On Sunday, 6th April 2003, Chief Apostle Richard Fehr held a festive Divine service in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. During this service he commissioned Apostles Michael Deppner and Frank Dzur as District Apostle Helpers. more ...
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