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Wrucke_Czech Republic_Oct2020.pdf

October 2020 Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke   St. Michael Lutheran Church in Prague, Czech Republic. Learning the liturgy Try to imagine attending a Lutheran church service blindfolded. How would you follow along with the liturgy? How would you know when to sit or stand? How would you know what to expect…

Wrucke_Czech Republic_Sep2020.pdf

September 2020 Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke   American LCMS volunteers help tutor Eurasia church workers in English. Unexpected Blessings We all know that life changed when COVID appeared, including travel restrictions, quarantines and facemasks. How we work also changed, but God continues to bless our mission work in exciting new ways. Part…

Wrucke_Czech Republic_Aug2020.pdf

    July-August 2020 Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke   A recent post on the Instagram page cindyzprahy (Cindy z Prahy). A free new way for you to help As I review the mobile prayer app pilot test results, I see that many app visitors spend the most time looking at the Scripture…

Wrucke_Czech Republic_Jun2020

June 2020 Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke   Our non-traditional English class met via Zoom to wrap up the first 16-week session. Non-traditional English Class The common language among Lutherans in the Eurasia region is English. Unfortunately, not many Czechs within the ECAVvČR (Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in the Czech…

Wrucke_Czech Republic_May2020

  April-May 2020 Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke   Our church in Prague resumed services in May, with restrictions, such as wearing facemasks. Our entire mission team from throughout the Czech Republic attended one of the first services. Time for Prayer So, what can you do when life changes drastically because of…

Wrucke_Czech Republic_Mar2020

March 2020 Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke   Ludmila sewed many, many face masks for Prague residents, including mine. Thankful for God’s Provisions Daily life changed dramatically for me this past month in Prague. The first positive COVID-19 case was announced on March 1 and within two weeks the borders closed, and…

Wrucke_Czech Republic_Feb2020

  February 2020 Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke   The Czech Bible with handmade bookmark from LWML. Handing out Czech Bibles One of the challenges in sharing the Gospel is assuring the recipient can understand it.  The first barrier, of course, is language. In addition to my work in Prague, I recently…

Wrucke_Czech Republic_Jan2020

January 2020 Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke   The Charles Bridge in Prague contains many Christian statues. Looking to the Future Two years ago, I deployed to Prague. I knew I would be living and serving in the most atheistic country in the world, but I now have a greater understanding of…

Wrucke_Czech Republic_Dec2019

  November/December 2019 Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke   The handmade Czech angel ornament was a special gift for Christmas this year.   Christmas angels During Advent, we heard about the angel Gabriel visiting Mary to tell her she was chosen to bear the Son of God. Most of us know that…

Wrucke_Czech Republic_Sep2019

    September 2019 Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke   Sharing the LCMS mission work in the Czech Republic with the ALOA (Adult Lutherans Organized for Action) gathering in Stewartville, MN.   Exhausting, Exhilarating and Exciting It’s hard to believe that my first month of home service is over.  In addition to…

Wrucke – Czech Republic- September 2019

September 2019 Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke Sharing the LCMS mission work in the Czech Republic with the ALOA (Adult Lutherans Organized for Action) gathering in Stewartville, MN.       Exhausting, Exhilarating and Exciting It’s hard to believe that my first month of home service is over.  In addition to visiting…

Wrucke February/March 2019 Newsletter

February/March 2019 Serving the Lord in Eurasia News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke The opening page of the new Czech mobile app welcomes users in English and Czech. Using Technology to Share the Gospel Shortly after I arrived in Prague a year ago, I noticed that many Czechs stay connected to their mobile devices as they commute on buses and subways, walk,…

Wrucke_Czech Republic_Apr2019

  April 2019 Serving the Lord in Eurasia News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke I joined about 10,000 Czechs on April 27 for the annual Národní Pochod pro Život a Rodinu, or National March for Life and Family.         Easter in Prague Easter is, for me, even more important than Christmas. Our forgiveness of sins and eternal salvation didn’t…

Wrucke May 2019 Missionary Newsletter

May 2019 Serving the Lord in Eurasia News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke Rev. Dr. Charles Cortright presents a theological paper at one of the most successful theological conferences planned and held in our Eurasia region.           “Damnamus” Theological Conference   On April 8, I traveled to Wittenberg, Germany with Bishop Marion Čop, Rev. David Jurech and Manager Ján…

Wrucke_Czech Republic_Jul2019

June/July 2019 Serving the Lord in Eurasia News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke This original tapestry depicting Charles IV, who founded central Europe’s oldest university in 1348, still hangs in the Karolinum, the first building erected at Charles Univesity in Prague.           Intensive Czech this Summer! JUNE 2019: On June 19, I presented an update on the Czech prayer app for…

Wrucke_Czech Republic_Aug 2019

August 2019 Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke Our Eurasia team of missionaries and their families in Odessa, Ukraine.       Eurasia Regional Meeting in Odessa Each year, the Eurasia region holds a week-long meeting for missionaries to gather together with their families for a time of church worker care.  For many…