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Ecumenical partnership weeks in Osnabrück region to prepare the reformation jubilee in the year 2017

Partners of the Evangelical Lutheran Circuit in the region of Osnabrück (Bramsche, Melle-Georgsmarienhütte and Osnabrück circuits) are invited for about 3 week to come together in Mai 2016 in Osnabrück region. The partners are coming from Südafrika, Estonia, Litvia, Hungary, England – and from the Lutheran Church in Saxony (Germany).

The coordinating partnership committee of the circuits in Osnabrück-town and county under the leadership of Anke Meckfessel has prepared a (public) program under the main theme

“Fight against Global Reasons of Flight”.

There will be many festive and enjoyable events to meet the partners. The following date may be very interesting:

Welcome party of all worldwide partners
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016, 18.00 h in the Luther-Church in Old-Georgsmarienhütte

Discussion on the topic “world-wide flight”
Thursday, May 19th, 2016 and Friday, May 20th, both meeting will be in the morning hours.

Main Partnership Service with musical and culinary main topics
Sunday, May 22nd, 2016, St. Martin Church in Bramsche

Days of introduction and appreciation of the partner countries
Monday, May 23rd, until Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Farewell party in St. Petri parish Melle
Thursday, May 26th, parish hall, 16.00 h

Inauguration of the Nelson-Mandela-Place in Osnabrück
Saturday, May 28th, 15.00 h

Service in St. Mary’s Church Osnabrück at the kick-off of the Africa Festival Osnabrück
Sunday, May 29th, 2016, 10.00 h

Parishes will send out invitations for these and other events. If you are willed to take part in one or more events: Please contact your circuit partnership chairperson or Anke Meckfessel:

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