Sunday in Nigeria

Offering in Church

Offering in Church

I had the privilege of attending the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Nigeria since that is my tradition in Colorado. It felt similar in many ways because they used a liturgy from a hymn book that was published in 1941. Lutheran liturgy does not change!! They sang songs from the hymnal and then many choir songs and other singing that was Nigerian music , very different from the hymnal music.

We only had two offerings this Sunday. In the first offering the congregation simply walked to the front when they chose to during the service. The second offering the entire congregation walked to the altar and placed their money in a bowl.

It was great to feel this solidarity with the Lutheran church in Nigeria.

We met several people from the Wycliffe Bible transalators. One person noted that there are yet 300 languages in Nigeria that have no transalation in their language. There are 500 languages in the bush in Nigeria. So they have many years to complete this task in Nigeria.

God truly is present in the life of the Christians in Nigeria.

Jean Gall 11/17/08

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