After a really touching service, with a challenging sermon by Pastor Laze Tancev and a warm greeting by Simona Tanceva, about 40 people gladly accepted the warm invitation of the Erhard family.
A small group walked along the Mur River to Kalvarienbergstraße and others came by car or bus.
We then gathered in the garden of the Erhard family for lunch together and had a royal meal.
A heartfelt thank you for this invitation!
At about 4:00 pm we were back in the church and needed a break. At 7:00 pm we left again for an evening walk and a renewed meeting in the "Scherbe".
As you can see, even the most charming selfie is hard work....
Then the highlight of the day:
We had an appointment in the restaurant "Scherbe" with people from the congregation, but there were also friends of these people to sit together with us at the table. Then this young woman buys a rose from one of the usual rose sellers - and gave it to Laze Tancev!
What a beautiful sign of awareness, of welcoming people, of the courage to approach strangers and the gift for doing something really special!
What a signature move!
Laze and I then had a nice end to the evening with a glass of wine. Here we could once again talk in depth about experiences in the church, visions for the future, books we had read and personal impressions.