Hello my friends,
We had about half of our group with us to attend the 116th Anniversary of the Siion Church in Kuresaare. This was a church we first visited 14 years ago on our first trip to Estonia. It is also one of the churches the choir performed in with the “Experiencing God” musical about 12 years ago. (If you were in the choir that night, the biggest memory was how hot it was.)
The church and balcony were full as the 100-minutes of worship began. Highlights included four great numbers by the choir, a solo by Helari Puu, a couple on the platform who were engaged last night to receive flowers from the church, greetings from six pastors (including me), and a great message by Toivo Pilli.
Pastor Margus was one of our Pastoral Scholarship for seminary people years ago, and it is so great to see him leading his church. Following the service, we were given a wonderful lunch in the church basement. Then it was off to catch the ferry and head back to Tallinn.
Some final meetings tomorrow, and then a flight home early Tuesday. Keep us in your prayers.