Grace Church in Kaluga held a festive service for women
21.03.2012 00:00

In the first days of spring Grace Church in Kaluga hosted a festive meeting for women. Spring is the time of the year when the nature awakens, it’s the time when new hope and expectation of something joyful and bright appears. We associate spring with life, warmth and colors. And, perhaps, all these images could be applied to women.

In the evening of the 7th of March about 150 women gathered at theGrace Church in Kaluga. The service started with prayer of the women's ministry leader Nadezhda. Then brothers of the church brought greetings to women in a poetic form, and then some great songs were performed by women’s group.

Grigory Tropets, pastor of the church, blessed women in name of the Lord. He also shared from the Word of God about the role of women in the world, church and family. He encouraged and inspired women not to stop their labor in prayer for salvation of their children and grandchildren. Pastor Grigory shared his own testimony of how he came to believe in God because of the prayers of his mother and grandmother. Pastor also thanked the women for their dedicated service to their families, for their faith, loyalty and work at the church.

All greetings and compliments in poems and songs, especially touched women's hearts – some of them were crying. At the end of the service Olga Tropets, the pastor’s wife, and sisters, leaders of the church, prayed to the Lord for the needs of women who came forward. There was an altar call for salvation and a few women came forward. They prayed a prayer of repentance for the first time and invited Lord Jesus Christ into their hearts.

After the festive service a wonderful fellowship of women continued. They had a tea party in a small assembly hall of the church, which was nicely decorated with flowers.

It was a wonderful evening! At the end women sincerely thanked God and the organizers for the excellent service and fellowship. We thank God for the privilege to serve Him, and that in the midst of the life’s problems and troubles He gives such wonderful moments of joy and peace!

Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith

Grace Church, Kaluga