by Bernd Hühmer
In Germany, the corona pandemic still has us fully under control. Life has become quieter, larger events have long been banned, museums and restaurants are closed. Many people suffer from the prescribed loneliness.
Life also stands still in the parishes: groups, circles, choirs are forbidden, and services are not allowed to take place. In my parish, church services are only allowed again when the incidence, i.e. the number of new infections per week based on 100,000 inhabitants, drops to below 35. We are still a long way from that. Of course, this has consequences for congregational life and also for the collections that are collected in the service. Fortunately, we are still doing well financially and nobody has to fear for their existence. We can thank God for that. (mehr …)