More Photos from Our German Visit in October 2012!
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2012 CHRISTMAS PROGRAM.. A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
Greetings from Germany
Our grey and dark November days in Germany are brightened by beautiful memories of our visit in Trinity and St. Paul’s. From the 12th until the 18thof October a group of 12 people from two parishes in Duesseldorf, Germany, visited both of your parishes. Like autumn foliage our encounter turned out to be most colourful and magic in spirit.
We shared excursions to an Alpaca Farm, to a dairy farm, a walk around the lake at Cowans Gap, to the historic Battlefield of Gettysburg and to the heartland of Amish culture. So we gained many impressions and learned a lot about your lives, your culture and history. It brought us closer together in mutual understanding of our values and backgrounds.
We celebrated Sunday’s worship service together and shared the Holy Scripture in a joint Bible study. Last but not least we had delicious food together (your dishes and pumpkin pies are just heavenly). We were always spoiled with hospitality and abundance of spiritual joy. Our face-to- face encounter was a mutual gift. Wonderful how easily Germans and Americans found interest in one another and how intensively we all shared life and faith. I am certain that our visit in Pennsylvania has taught us all a lot about God: His spirit surrounds us and sets our feet on a spacious place (Psalm 31:8). On behalf of our group, thanks to all of you for this wonderful experience. Farewell was sad, but also full of the prospect to bridge the big ocean by all kinds of modern communication.
May God bless you and be with you!
Pastor Carsten Koerber
Betty Daniels and her grand daughter. Betty takes most of the pictures for the website. Many thanks Betty for all the memories and congratulations on the new arrival.