As a diocesan family we are always heartened by stories of new congregations. Here is one from Germany.
The Revd Ken Dimmick, priest-in-charge of St Catherine's Stuttgart, has been nurturing a small daughter congregation in Ulm for a couple of years. This Easter was a particularly joyful time for this small, but growing community. Fr Ken recently wrote enthusiastically, following the service on Easter day:
"I could not be more joyous than I was driving home to Stuttgart after Easter service. I am so glad we were able to make it happen.... and thank each of you who were able to participate. Some were out of town, some were sick at home, but still we had a very nice group of children and adults who sang beautifully, thanks to to Malin and Tobias's guitar abilities, and who entered into the prayers with heartfelt devotion. Thanks to Elsa we had a successful Easter Egg hunt for the children, and a great feast with delicious things brought by many. And... thanks also for a generous donation in the offering plate. Such stewardship in financial things will be important if our relationship with the Münster Gemeinde is to continue".We pray for God's continued blessing on this new work. Visitors and newcomes are always welcome! The services are held at the Ulmer Münster Gemeindehause, Münsterplatz 21, next to the Münster on Sunday evenings at 17:30 on a frequent basis. Details of the "Ulm Mission" can be found here.
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