Nord Kirche Presiding Bishop And Delegation Visit ELCJHL

Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norde Kirche (VELKD), Bishop Gerhard Ulrich, and his delegation pose with ELCJHL Bishop Munib Younan. (© D. Hudson/ELCJHL)
Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norde Kirche (VELKD), Bishop Gerhard Ulrich, and his delegation pose with ELCJHL Bishop Munib Younan. (© D. Hudson/ELCJHL)

JERUSALEM – The Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Nord Kirche, Bishop Gerhard Ulrich, and an accompanying delegation officially visited the ELCJHL from Wednesday, February 18th to Monday, February 23rd, 2015.

The delegation was able to visit the ELCJHL’s Lutheran Schools despite the snowy weather that kept them trapped at Abraham’s Herberge in Beit Jala for part of their trip.  The delegation spent time with the Evangelical Lutheran School in Beit Sahour, Dar Al-Kalima in Bethlehem, as well as the Environmental Education Center and Talitha Kumi School.  Bishop Gerhard Ulrich and the delegation also spent time speaking with the pastors of the ELCJHL about the work of their congregations in and throughout the Holy Land.

Bishop Gerhard Ulrich and Bishop Hans-Jürgen Abromeit joined Bishop Munib Younan and Rev. Imad Haddad for a service at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hope in Ramallah, where all presided and Bishop Ulrich gave the sermon.

Bishop Younan and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan in the Holy Land would like to thank Bishop Ulrich and his delegation for their visit, the support of himself and his church, and for past, present, and future accompaniment.