Tuesday, 30 September 2008


– The EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN KENYA – ELCK – celebrated her 60th Jubilee on July 25th.
– The main celebration was held at the Matongo Lutheran Theological College (6 hours drive from Nairobi). The day before an opening Service was hold at the Matongo Church under the theme “God opens door” – Rev 3:20.

– The 25th of July began with a processional divided in two groups: each one had two dioceses and their Bishops, pastors, evangelists, deaconesses, lay people and choirs. Presiding Bishop Dr.Walter Omwunza Obare led the celebration.

– The two processional groups met each other at the entrance to the Matongo Seminar.

The four (4) ELCK Bishops + the Swedish Bishop of the Mission Province.

– Kenya flag (in the middle) and the flags of the country of the four partner churches: Sweden, Finland, Norway and USA. - ELCK General Secretary Rev. John Halakeh was the Master of Ceremony.

Several choirs were there and praised God for the Jubilee.
– Dr. Rune Imberg launched the book “A DOOR OPENED BY THE LORD – The History of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya. (He had presented the book at UHLC the Sunday before).

– An anniversary cake was served to all people presented at the celebration.

– On Sunday July 27th a special Service was celebrated at UHLC to celebrate the 60th Jubilee.

- The representatives of the partner churches were at the service and everyone was invited to give a brief message.

– The ELCK partners are: Swedish Lutheran Mission – (SLM); Swedish Lutheran Evangelical Association of Finland - (SLEAF); World Mission Prayer League – (WMPL); Lutheran Evangelical Association of Finland – (LEAF); Norwegian Lutheran Mission – (NLM); Lutheran Church Missouri Synod – World Mission – (LCMS-WM).- We thank God for these partners, who brought the Gospel to Kenya in the past and are still supporting the Message of the Cross working in partnership with the ELCK .

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