Visitors to St.Barnabas from Missouri Synod USA on 15th May 2012

We at St.Barnabas International Evangelical Lutheran Congregation- (Luther Foundation) are pleased to announce that we will have visitors from Southeastern District (Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod) USA. Rev.Steve of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church South Carolina and Rev.Keith of Trinity Lutheran Church Maryland to together with Rev.Steve’s son.
They will stay with us since 15-20/5/2012 when they will visit St.Petersburg for some six days then they return on 27/5/2012 and attend the Divine service then they return back to USA. During this time there will be some meetings here and there. Make sure you don’t miss listening to them or even chatting with them.
Pray that God will protect them from all danger as they fly to Finland.
God’s blessings.

Father’s Day  8/11/2009

“None of you can ever be proud enough of being the child of such a Father who has not his equal in this world – so great, so good, so faultless. Try all of you, to follow in his footsteps and don’t be discouraged, for to be really in everything like him none of you, I am sure, will ever be. Try, therefore, to be like him in some points, and you will have acquired a great deal.”Queen Victoria of England


The idea for creating a day for children to honour their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father’s Day while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909.Having been raised by her father, William Jackson Smart, after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora’s father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father’s Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.

In 1926, a National Father’s Day Committee was formed in New York City. Father’s Day was recognized by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1956. In 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father’s Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. So Father’s Day was born in memory and gratitude by a daughter who thought that her father and all good fathers should be honoured with a special day just like we honour our mothers on Mother’s Day.

Next Sunday 8/11/2009

There will be an installation of the International Evangelical Lutheran Church’s elders’s council.