LWF general secretary preaches on last Sunday of the church year
(LWI) - Visiting member churches in Indonesia on 21-28 November, Lutheran World Federation (LWF) general secretary Rev. Dr Anne Burghardt joined worship at the GKPI Medan Kota congregation on 26 November.
Connections between local and global lie at the heart of being churches in communion, and as the 500 or so congregants gathered for Sunday service in Medan, Burghardt brought greetings from the 150 member churches that make up the LWF communion worldwide, altogether encompassing some 80 million individual members.
One of 14 Lutheran churches in Indonesia, the Christian Protestant Church in Indonesia (GKPI) gathers some 268,000 members countrywide in Indonesia.
The Medan Kota congregation is the church’s biggest congregation, including some 800 households in the local area.