On Sunday, November 23, 2003, the congregation of the Lutheran Church of Beit Sahour rejoiced with five confirmands who affirmed their baptisms. Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan confirmed Maher Munir Odeh, Nassim Majed Nassar, Mariana Faraj El-Lati, Lu’ay Iyad Qumsieh and Samir Muhannad Qumsieh in the morning worship service. Evangelist Hani Odeh also participated in the service. The congregation and the newly confirmed young people also received the Eucharist, celebrated by Bishop Younan. Many people warmly congratulated the young people at a reception following the service.