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Heartwarming farewell for evangelical pastor Thomas Krusche in Stockdorf

2021-11-29T12:06:50.444Z

After 14 years in Stockdorf and 37 as a Protestant pastor, Thomas Krusche is retiring. His farewell on the first Advent was marked by a lot of cordiality and human warmth.



After 14 years in Stockdorf and 37 as a Protestant pastor, Thomas Krusche is retiring.

His farewell on the first Advent was marked by a lot of cordiality and human warmth.

Stockdorf - “What a wonderful world” was sung by the Stockdorf gospel choir “Wings of Joy” at the entry of Pastor Thomas Krusche with Dean Dr. Markus Ambrosy: On the first of Advent, believers, colleagues from the Waldkirche Planegg and the Catholic ministerial brother Dr. Guy-Angelo Kangosa-Kapumba a musically framed farewell to the outgoing Protestant pastor Thomas Krusche in the Apostle Church. Because after 14 years in Stockdorf, the 65-year-old pastor is retiring.

“Farewell also brings something new,” said Planegger pastor Elisabeth Kühn to Krusche and his wife Doris and thanked “for the blessing you brought us”. Since the merger in 2018, the small Protestant community of Stockdorf has belonged to the Planegg forest church. A powerful peace song by the gospel choir led by Felix Starzonek can be heard from the gallery. According to the 2G rule, the simple church planned by the unforgettable Stockdorf architect Jakob Haider at the end of the 1950s with the roof floating over the window light band was fully booked on the first of Advent. After almost two years of Corona, which "lies like lead in people's bones, politicians who act decisively are needed," said Krusche in his sermon. But unfortunately there is no arrival without a departure.Meanwhile, the Bible is full of hopeful new beginnings such as the story of Noah's Ark or the exodus of the people of Israel from Egypt, which only arrived in the promised land after years of wandering through the desert. Only those who set out during this time, when doctors and nurses were fighting for human lives, relatives mourned, people suffered from existential fears, “also arrive”, says Krusche. "Faith is the bird that sings when the night is still dark," said the outgoing pastor, explaining the principle of hope.“It also arrives,” says Krusche. "Faith is the bird that sings when the night is still dark," said the outgoing pastor, explaining the principle of hope.“It also arrives,” says Krusche. "Faith is the bird that sings when the night is still dark," said the outgoing pastor, explaining the principle of hope.

To accompany Sabine Herrmann on the organ, the Gauting actor and musician Matthias Friedrich then played a lively waltz by Dimitri Shostakovich on his violin. "Bringing people together, giving them warmth," said Krusche in a total of 37 years of service as a Protestant pastor, according to Dean Dr. Markus Ambrosy. However, the fire in the Uttingen church, where Krusche was once ordained, was a “severe blow”. But the fire also warns “that nothing is forever and everything is perishable,” emphasized Ambrosy. He then officially released the pastor from his official duties.

Surprise: For Friedrich's violin solo, girls and boys from the Stockdorf kindergarten “Vogelnest” and their teachers moved into the Apostle Church and presented the newly elected pensioner with an Advent basket and a school bag for a new start as retirees.

"This cordiality and warmth" that Krusche had given comes back here, thanked Gauting's Vice-Mayor Dr.

Jürgen Sklarek.

At the finale, Pastor Klaus Firnschild-Steuer reminded the audience that Krusche had initiated the theater evening “Off to Europe!” On the still hot topic of refugees.

He hopes that his official brother will not take off his gown forever and occasionally come to representations in Gauting or Stockdorf.

Firnschild-Steuer immediately asked Krusche for his new telephone number in Munich.

Christine Cless-Wesle

Source: merkur

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