Meil on siiralt hea meel, et külastate meie koguduse kodulehekülge. Jumalateenistused toimuvad Lakewood Pühavaimu Kirikus iga kuu teisel ja neljandal pühapäeval algusega kell 10:00 e.l. Teenistused peetakse eesti ja inglise keeles.
We are pleased to welcome you to the web pages of The Holy Ghost Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church. Services are held every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 10:00 a.m. All services will be in Estonian and English.
Telefon - mobiil: 732-581-2951
Palun tooge oma annetus ümbrikud jumalateenistusele, või saatke see kogudusele adresseeritud ümbrikus.
Palun hoolitsege ka selle eest, et teie liikmemaks on tasutud: $75.
Täname hea osavõtu ja panuse eest kogudusele. Palume õnnistust annetajaile!
Jõulukiriku altar 2014.
Piiskop electus Thomas Vaga jutlustamas.
October 30th, 2017
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
Hi, my name is Amy Ling. I am the wife of the newly elected President of the Church Council, Kenneth Ling. My husband is a full-blooded Estonian and I am his American wife - a melting pot of culture.
Kenneth is the only child of elderly parents. Our first few years of marriage were spent taking care of them till they passed. I learned much about the Estonian culture and the Lutheran Church from my in-laws. I even travelled to Estonia with my then fiancé and his father. I was fascinated to see Estonia and learn of its culture which goes back much further than in the USA. The tours we took gave us a rich history of the country that my husband's parents were born in. Did you know that 95% of Estonians are Lutheran? Well they are. I tried to learn the language but my tongue always got in the way.
Reverand Thomas Vaga Bishop came to the Estonian Lutheran Church of Lakewood in August of 1987. He has been pastor here ever since. He realized sometime after his arrival that many Estonians in the community had American spouses who did not speak the Estonian language. He began to have services in English the third Sunday of every month. He wanted the spouses to attend the church and learn its rich history. I was one who attended this service with my husband at my side.
I tell you all of this because as the years went by, attendance at both the Estonian and English services grew less and less. I realize this was due in part to members getting old and not being able to drive, sickness and death. But unlike me, I feel many had children and grandchildren and that these children and grandchildren would be blessed to learn of their rich culture and religion if they would only attend services. The services are now only twice a month - the second and fourth Sunday of every month. They are about an hour long and are spoken in both Estonian and English. That is not a lot of time to give and visit the Lord in His house when He is with you every day and all day long.
Pastor Vaga is a good shepherd and it would encourage him greatly to find he had a larger flock. It says in Hebrews 10:25 "Let us not neglect our church meetings (services) as some people do but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near." NIV translation.
I pray the Lord will encourage you to return to your roots with your children and grandchildren. You will find yourself and your family truly blessed by the Estonian culture and the Lutheran religion when you do come.
God's love, I remain,
Kenneth and Amy Ling - 2017
Õpetaja sõnum jõuludeks
Jõulud on Jumala ja inimeste andmise ja saamise pühad. Me anname ja saame kingitusi.
Jumal on meid loonud andma oma ligimestele, teistele inimestele ja Jumalale. Andmine on jumaliku iseloomu joon, mis on pandud juba loomingus meie meelde ja südamesse.
Jumal on kõige suurem andja, kinkija. Jumal näitab oma armastuse suurust andmise kaudu. Jumal andis oma Poja, Jõululapse Jeesuse Kristuse siia maailma, sest Jumal armastab inimkonda, Sind ja mind, nii palju, et Tema on andnud oma Poja tulla inimse näol meie ligi ja meie ellu, et meie saaksime osa Tema jumalikkusest. Võtame vastu Jumala jõulukingituse, Jeesuse. Jeesusest teatasid inglid karjastele jõuluööl ja seda kuulutab meile meie kogudus ja kirik jumalateenistustel ja ristimise talitusel ning armulaua näol. Jumala jõulukingitus on meile rõõmuks igal päeval siin elus ja igavikus. Eriti positiivseks elamuseks saab see meile, kui ka meie anname Jõululapse tundmise rõõmu edasi teistele inimestele.
Oleme siis kristlastena tänulikud saajad ja andjad jõulude ajal ja uuel Issand aastal 2018.
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