From 20 – 24 May, the FELSISA pastors met up for the annual Pastors‘ Convention. This time it once again took place in the bush, on the Impalabos farm.
With morning and evening devotions, various presentations, closing Divine Service, and -of course- game drives and braais, the pastors enjoyed the time together, exchanged ideas, and encouraged one another. The Pastors‘ Convention also dealt with the request from the Verden-Dundee Congregation, to have Pastor Marlon Hiestermann lead Divine Services for them. The convention voted unanimously for this, and set out a framework in which this exceptional situation is to be arranged.
The new Pericope List (the various scripture readings that are assigned for each Sunday), which our sister church, the SELK in Germany adopted last year, was discussed, and its use in the FELSISA will also be permitted. There was also an assessment of the 2017 Luther Bible (German) and the Direkte Vertaling 2020 (Afrikaans). A lengthier explanation and official announcements will follow in the next edition of the FELSISA Newsletter.
A big thank you for the food donations, and especially to the Reinstorf Family for the use of their camp.
Pastor Tobias Ahlers, Randburg, JHB