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Convention Worship of Lutheran Church of Nigeria


LCN National Choir Processing into Church

On January 10, 2016, the Lutheran Church of Nigeria finished out its convention, “Christ in Me for Life Together,” with worship that carried on for 8 hours with about 6,000 people in attendance.

One of the songs the Lutheran Church of Nigeria’s National Choir sang was “Holy, Holy, Holy.”


A view of one third of the worship space.


Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver preached on the Baptism of Our Lord from Luke’s gospel. The evening before the service Dr. Collver gave the convention essay titled, “Christ in Me for Life Together.”


A woman dancing and singing during the offering.


Archbishop Christian Ekong consecrates two new bishops for the Lutheran Church of Nigeria.


All of the bishops gather to pray and bless the newly consecrated bishops.


After the consecration of the bishops, Holy Communion was celebrated.


Communion distribution to the 6,000 attendees was an exercise in organized chaos.


Archbishop Christian Ekong gives the benediction at the end of the service.

At the convention, contests were held for children to know the Bible and Catechism, as well as dance to church music. Awards were presented during the service.


Children dancing at the Lutheran Church of Nigeria for a contest.

The Lutheran Church of Nigeria’s Convention was a wonderful experience. The church also did fund raising for the Nigerian Lutheran University and ground was broken near the LCN’s headquarters in Obot Idim. This is just a little flavor of the 8 hours of worship and fellowship.

— Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver, Director of Church Relations