Two partings in the church
The commandment to live like the children of light was the guiding thought at the farewell service of pastor bianca schnupp and religious padagogue johannes beyer.
Both were inaugurated in september of last year, but have already had to leave hochstadt again, according to a press report from the church congregation.
Since pastor fritz schafer can again fill the full position in hochstadt, the half pastor’s position that bianca schnupp had occupied is no longer necessary. She has found a new job at the johannesgemeinde in erlangen, germany. For johannes beyer, the farewell has a happy occasion: he has recently become a father and wants to look after his daughter, which means he is taking parental leave.
In her sermon, pastor schnupp took a closer look at the bible verse ephesians 5:8-9 "live as children of light" and emphasized that even in the face of the horrors of the in the past few weeks, we were able to look to the future with confidence – even in the darkness of grief and despair, we could see the light of hope. Matching the appealing sermon gabriel konjaev played the touching organ work" hamburg’s dance of death by guy bovet.
Following the sermon and the playing of the organ, johannes beyer was relieved of her duties in hochstadt by mrs. Tallon, the school representative in the deanery, and bianca schnupp was relieved of her duties in hochstadt by pastor schafer.