Good Samaritan Congregation-Chile. 50 anniversary
On Friday 26 and Saturday, April 27, 2019 the Congregation "The Good Samaritan" of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chile - IELCH, celebrated its 50th anniversary.
The main celebration was the worship on Saturday the 27th at night, celebrated by the local Rev. Izani Bruch and IELCH Bishop Rev. Oscar Sanhueza
The musical group of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Magallanes (IELMA) presented on Friday 27 a concert of classical music and also participated in the liturgy on Saturday 27
Pastor Stefan Schaller and Mrs. Hildegard Maldonado, who were initiators of the congregation, participated with great emotion. The book "Testimony of Community Life" was presented, a compilation of the local historical memory made by Cristian Muñoz, member of the Board of Directors.
The Congregation located in La Faena, Peñalolén, Santiago, was founded in 1969 with the support of the missionaries of the Lutheran Church in America (LCA), one of the predecessor bodies of the ELCA.
Pastor Albert Alsop was remembered as one of the founding pastors.
IELCH Companion Synods sent greetings and relevant expressions of companionship