ABOUT IELC

The purpose of the International Evangelical Lutheran Church is to worship the Triune God and by evangelism to bring others into the worshipping community.  Contrary to the conventional understanding, true Christian worship is not something we do to serve God.  In the true sense, it is God who serves us by offering and granting us forgiveness, life, and salvation through His Word and Sacraments.  Further He enables us to respond to His gracious gifts with our sacrifices of praise, prayer, and thanksgiving.  Refreshed at the divine service we go home strengthened, refreshed, and equipped to do God’s will by serving our neighbour in love.  So while it is true to say that we participate in worship, we are essentially passive participants.  God is the One who is active; He is the One who invites; He is the One who gives; He is the One who saves.  What an amazing work God does for us!  What an invitation He extends to all!  What gifts He offers to us!  What an amazing and a precious salvation our heavenly father gives to us through His beloved son Jesus Christ!  By the power of the Holy Ghost the psalmist exclaimed, I was glad when they said to me “Let us go to the house of the Lord” (Psalm 122:1).

We cordially invite you to join us at International Evangelical Lutheran Church to worship our Triune God and study His Word.  We gather every Sunday one Devine service with Sunday school.  We as well anticipate starting a Kiswahili divine service. Our worship life is ordered around the Lutheran church’s traditional liturgical calendar that helps us recall God’s great work of salvation for all people, the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our primary worship book is Lutheran Worship, which many of our members call as “The blue hymnal.”

Last but not least, we kindly and humbly ask all visitors who wish to commune to speak with the pastor or an elder before the service since we at the International Evangelical Lutheran Congregation practice closed communion in obedience to the Holy Scriptures.

Rev.Richard Ondicho