Members at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in West Ward Ho, and at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Colombo, had much to celebrate for Pentecost and Trinity Sundays.
For the Feast of Pentecost, June 9, the congregation memebers at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Westward Ho were celebrating. On that day Fr. Gnanakumar performed one baptism and eight confirmations, adding to the number of the saints at that congregation. That day Father Steven also was visiting and he preached on the Gospel text: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you” (John 14:27). We thank God that these eight youth passed their examinations and because of that they are now prepared to receive the Lord’s body and blood at Communion. We pray for them, that they would continue to grow in faith and knowledge of God.
On Trinity Sunday, June 16, the saints at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Colombo were celebrating. They welcomed three new sisters into membership of the Church, through the waters of Holy Baptism. Their sins were washed away and they became Holy in the sight of God. Thanks be to God for expanding the Christian family and joining these dear ones to Christ by water and the word. For this the Tamil and English services were combined, and because of that the church was too full to fit all the people, so some were sitting outside. Thanks be to God for growing the church!