After a long process of generational change and lockdowns, we finally had the opportunity to take a step into a new chapter in the church's history with the inauguration of our new leadership couple.
On Sunday 16 August, after a turbulent period in the church with a long and difficult process of generational change and corona lockdowns, we were able to inaugurate our new leading pastor couple Eric and Erika Andersson. All corona restrictions were lifted and the timing could not be better for us as a church. Many had turned up to support the inauguration and enjoy the large church community, which has been scattered for long periods and hidden behind a screen for online church. A historically important day where we as a church enter a new chapter and have prepared ourselves for God to bring us into a renewal of the calling and mandate, we have as a congregation in Copenhagen.
it was precisely the message from Eric Andersson that preached Jesus' parable of the hidden treasure in the field. To call the congregation to engage in the field, so that it will be easier for Copenhageners to find the hidden treasure, which is Christ. It will also be the focus on the coming Sundays, where Eric will preach under the theme "God ❤️ CPH". The inauguration itself was led by the church board and Jarle Tangstad, and was surrounded by standing ovations from the congregation which brought out the big smiles in Eric and Erika. A thoroughly warm and festive Sunday with everything from solemnity, deep gratitude and lots of smiles. Many felt happy that we can once again be many together in our church family. It was also fully enjoyed during the reception in the Community Café in Kant, which featured strawberry shortcake, coffee and lively talk.
FACTS ABOUT ERIKA ADN ERIC
Erika and Erik were called to the congregation in the spring of 2021 in connection with the generational change process after Jarle and Merete Tangstad. For the past many years, Eric has served as the leading pastor in Filidelfia Stockholm / Sweden. If you want to get to know Eric and Erika a little better, you can see an interview with them here.