Katie Evans, a student from the United Lutheran Seminary in the United States of America, agreed. “We appreciate the time to turn to our neighbor and be in community in small groups,” she said. “Those small connections of meeting someone and getting in conversation with them, the opportunity to hear music in different languages and to be in communion with the music is really powerful."
Despite coming from different churches and different countries, worship “makes us realize the importance of seeing ourselves as a Christian family,” said Katia María Cortez Cristales from The Nicaraguan Lutheran Church of Faith and Hope. “It makes us feel like one in Christ. During the day we will reflect on this Word in our mind and it will go through everything we are thinking and we know that this will influence our work."
“Worship prepares our minds […] puts us in God’s order, so we can start the day with the word of God,” summed up Bishop Johnes Kutuk Meliyio of the Kenya Evangelical Lutheran Church.