From Pastor Harman: Ein Blick über den Tellerand

Within days of arriving in Germany [for my internship a few years ago], my supervisor Matthias Weiß had Dawn and I holding a plate in front of us and looking over the edge of it for a photo that was placed on the cover of the church’s next newsletter and was also used for the local newspapers. The title? “Ein Blick über den Tellerand” is literally translated as “a view or look beyond the edge of the plate.” But the literal translation says very little about the actual meaning of the saying. Continue reading

Pictures from Kirchentag 2009 in Bremen

Check out our photo gallery of pictures from Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield’s trip around the world to Kirchentag 2009 in Bremen, Germany. Learn more about the trip by reading our previous posts on Kirchentag 2009.
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The group from Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield at Kirchentag 2009 in Bremen, Germany.

The group from Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield at Kirchentag 2009 in Bremen, Germany.

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Updated: Now’s the time to plan for Kirchentag

One of the few benefits of a down economy is that travel costs are much cheaper. To that end, there’s never been a better time to plan a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

A travel group from Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield will attend the 32nd annual Kirchentag. Taking place from May 20-24 2009 in Bremen, Germany, Kirchentag is a celebration and lay movement rejoicing in the Christian faith and featuring conferences, events and performances.

Pastor has recently found round-trip plane tickets to Germany for under $500, so your entire 10-day stay could cost approximately $1,000 per person. Contact Pastor Harman at pastorharman@gracelutheranonline.com or see Pastor after worship for more information.

Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield prepares for Kirchentag

Pastor Harman has announced that he will lead a group from Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield that will travel to the 32nd annual Kirchentag.

Taking place from May 24-29 2009 in Bremen, Germany, Kirchentag is a celebration and lay movement rejoicing in the Christian faith and featuring conferences, events and performances.

Those who are interested in joining the group traveling to Bremen this year — or simply want to learn more about the trip (no commitment required) — are invited to attend a special information session at Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield taking place Sunday, Feb. 8 at 11:00 a.m. (following worship). Come and discuss, learn and inquire about the amazing possibilities involved in this adventure!

For more information or questions, contact Pastor Harman.