Every year on sunday exaudi, the sunday before pentecost, the confirmation jubilarians from mainstockheim meet in the st. Jacob’s church. This time, 25 jubilarians came together to commemorate their confirmation 25, 50, 60, 70, and 75 years ago, according to a press release.
Only one of them was a long time ago: hans schiffler (front row, fourth from left) was confirmed 80 years ago and took part in the service with great joy. The sermon was preached by pastor barbara hertel-ruf, who herself had been a member of the st. Jacob’s church was confirmed.
Retired pastor wilhelm plesch (top row, second from right) also joined in the celebrations, having given his blessing to the golden confirmands 50 years ago. The joy of reunion was great, as it says in the letter to the press, and there was much to learn on all sides about life and the traces of god in it.
The special day ended for the jubilarians and the congregation with a concert for organ and singing and works from the baroque and classical periods in the church of st. James.