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Anniversary of pastor Anatoly Dmitruk – 65 years (2024)

2024-04-04

On Monday April 1, 2024 the Senior Pastor of the Bible Way Church Anatoly Dmitruk turned 65 years old. The youth congratulated Anatoly with flowers and sang one of his favorite psalms. The youth leader, Andrei Napalkov, wished blessings from the Holy Scriptures. Presbyter Arkady presented a cake in honor of the celebration. Since the date of the anniversary coincided with Easter, it is a double holiday for the church. He has been a pastor at the Bible Way Church for 32 years! Bishop of the Baltic States, Viktor Altukhov, wished him blessings and prayed for his colleague and friend. Bishop of Lithuania Feodor Baer expressed words of encouragement and support. Pastor Cheslav, who has been his close friend for 48 years, said many kind and warm words to Anatoly. Also, the bishop’s wife, Lyudmila Altukhova, said many warm memories and kind words. The ministers and the entire church prayed a prayer of blessing for the hero of the day. At the end of the celebration, a large cake was brought out and all those present were able to enjoy tea and coffee. We thank Anatoly for so much work and care for many years! Thank you for your love, support and important words at the right time, which greatly helped many people! Thank God that we have you! We are greatful that God has appointed you to be our pastor, mentor and father!

Anniversary of pastor Anatoly Dmitruk – 65 years (2024)

2024-04-04

On Monday April 1, 2024 the Senior Pastor of the Bible Way Church Anatoly Dmitruk turned 65 years old. The youth congratulated Anatoly with flowers and sang one of his favorite psalms. The youth leader, Andrei Napalkov, wished blessings from the Holy Scriptures. Presbyter Arkady presented a cake in honor of the celebration. Since the date of the anniversary coincided with Easter, it is a double holiday for the church. He has been a pastor at the Bible Way Church for 32 years! Bishop of the Baltic States, Viktor Altukhov, wished him blessings and prayed for his colleague and friend. Bishop of Lithuania Feodor Baer expressed words of encouragement and support. Pastor Cheslav, who has been his close friend for 48 years, said many kind and warm words to Anatoly. Also, the bishop’s wife, Lyudmila Altukhova, said many warm memories and kind words. The ministers and the entire church prayed a prayer of blessing for the hero of the day. At the end of the celebration, a large cake was brought out and all those present were able to enjoy tea and coffee. We thank Anatoly for so much work and care for many years! Thank you for your love, support and important words at the right time, which greatly helped many people! Thank God that we have you! We are greatful that God has appointed you to be our pastor, mentor and father!

Transfer of pastoral ministry to Marek Syrvyda (2024)

2024-04-04

The Senior Pastor of the “Bible Way” church, Anatoly Dmitruk decided to delegate his ministry to the church presbyter Marek Syrvida. The message of this decision was first heard on March 10, 2024, where presbyter Marek agreed to serve as Senior Pastor of the church. On Sunday March 31, 2024 this decision was sealed by the prayer of the brothers.
A little history of the senior pastor of the church, Anatoly Dmitruk:
Anatoly was born on April 1, 1959 (65 years old).
In 1976 he came to Vilnius and entered the Polytechnic Institute.
There, in a group, he met Cheslav Makutonovich. (They have been best friends and ministers of the Bible Way Church for 48 years).
For their religion, they were both expelled from the Institute on their 5th year.
1980/81 they joined an underground group of believers, where there were only 15 people.
1982 Anatoly married Katya Filimonova (the couple has 11 children and 28 grandchildren).
He was the leader of the worship team.
Later, he became a youth ministry leader.
In 1988 he was ordained to the deacon ministry.
In 1992 he was ordained to the presbytery ministry by Valery Anisovets (pastor of the church).
1998 Anatoliy became the Senior Pastor of the local church after the departure of Valery Anisovets who served for 26 years.
Anatoliy has also been a prison ministry chaplain for many years.
In 1998, construction of the church building began. The building was completed. After the fire, it was restored and is currently being expanded.
2024 Anatoly resigned as Senior Pastor. Overall, he served as pastor of the church for 32 years.
During his tenure as Senior Pastor, the church made a number of significant changes/promotions:
1) In 1990, the church moved from an (illegal) unregistered church to a (legal) registered church recognized by society.
2) The church became part of the united churches of Lithuania. For more than 20 years, ministers of our church have been participating in the pastor’s prayer breakfast, where all churches of Lithuania gather together.
3) The Church did not remain only Russian-speaking. The following languages were introduced: Lithuanian, Polish and, in exceptional cases, English. The service is held in three languages and preachers can speak in their own language. Headphones are provided for parishioners.
4) 2020, during the pandemic, online services and prayers were organized so that the flock could always receive spiritual food and prayer support. Currently created a church website, online prayer groups and church chat groups.
As a result, from 1980 to 2024, from an underground group of 15 people, the church grew to 691 people
Of these, about 400 people are members of the church at the moment. The rest have moved out (some have left) due to various circumstances, but many remain in fellowship with their church (brothers and sisters).
After completing all the duties of the Senior Pastor, Anatoly decided to transfer his ministry to Marek Syrvida, and he himself remained in the presbytery position at the Bible Way Church.
Bishop of Lithuania Fedor Baer gave parting words of instruction to the future Senior Pastor of the church.
Bishop of the Baltic States, Viktor Altukhov, supported this decision and gave parting words. With the approval of the entire church, a prayer was offered for brother Marek and his wife Luba (her husband’s assistant). The prayer was performed by Bishop of Lithuania Fyodor Baer, senior pastor Anatoly Dmitruk and pastor Cheslav Makutonovich.
Czeslav Makutonovich is also retiring and transferring his ministry to the young brothers. Czeslav served as a pastor for 25 years!
We wish our brother Marek a lot of love, which is capable of bearing everything, covering everything, so that he can continue to serve in love and patience.

Transfer of pastoral ministry to Marek Syrvyda (2024)

2024-04-04

The Senior Pastor of the “Bible Way” church, Anatoly Dmitruk decided to delegate his ministry to the church presbyter Marek Syrvida. The message of this decision was first heard on March 10, 2024, where presbyter Marek agreed to serve as Senior Pastor of the church. On Sunday March 31, 2024 this decision was sealed by the prayer of the brothers.
A little history of the senior pastor of the church, Anatoly Dmitruk:
Anatoly was born on April 1, 1959 (65 years old).
In 1976 he came to Vilnius and entered the Polytechnic Institute.
There, in a group, he met Cheslav Makutonovich. (They have been best friends and ministers of the Bible Way Church for 48 years).
For their religion, they were both expelled from the Institute on their 5th year.
1980/81 they joined an underground group of believers, where there were only 15 people.
1982 Anatoly married Katya Filimonova (the couple has 11 children and 28 grandchildren).
He was the leader of the worship team.
Later, he became a youth ministry leader.
In 1988 he was ordained to the deacon ministry.
In 1992 he was ordained to the presbytery ministry by Valery Anisovets (pastor of the church).
1998 Anatoliy became the Senior Pastor of the local church after the departure of Valery Anisovets who served for 26 years.
Anatoliy has also been a prison ministry chaplain for many years.
In 1998, construction of the church building began. The building was completed. After the fire, it was restored and is currently being expanded.
2024 Anatoly resigned as Senior Pastor. Overall, he served as pastor of the church for 32 years.
During his tenure as Senior Pastor, the church made a number of significant changes/promotions:
1) In 1990, the church moved from an (illegal) unregistered church to a (legal) registered church recognized by society.
2) The church became part of the united churches of Lithuania. For more than 20 years, ministers of our church have been participating in the pastor’s prayer breakfast, where all churches of Lithuania gather together.
3) The Church did not remain only Russian-speaking. The following languages were introduced: Lithuanian, Polish and, in exceptional cases, English. The service is held in three languages and preachers can speak in their own language. Headphones are provided for parishioners.
4) 2020, during the pandemic, online services and prayers were organized so that the flock could always receive spiritual food and prayer support. Currently created a church website, online prayer groups and church chat groups.
As a result, from 1980 to 2024, from an underground group of 15 people, the church grew to 691 people
Of these, about 400 people are members of the church at the moment. The rest have moved out (some have left) due to various circumstances, but many remain in fellowship with their church (brothers and sisters).
After completing all the duties of the Senior Pastor, Anatoly decided to transfer his ministry to Marek Syrvida, and he himself remained in the presbytery position at the Bible Way Church.
Bishop of Lithuania Fedor Baer gave parting words of instruction to the future Senior Pastor of the church.
Bishop of the Baltic States, Viktor Altukhov, supported this decision and gave parting words. With the approval of the entire church, a prayer was offered for brother Marek and his wife Luba (her husband’s assistant). The prayer was performed by Bishop of Lithuania Fyodor Baer, senior pastor Anatoly Dmitruk and pastor Cheslav Makutonovich.
Czeslav Makutonovich is also retiring and transferring his ministry to the young brothers. Czeslav served as a pastor for 25 years!
We wish our brother Marek a lot of love, which is capable of bearing everything, covering everything, so that he can continue to serve in love and patience.

Joint service of churches for Easter (2024)

2024-04-04

A general meeting of Lithuanian churches of our brotherhood took place on Monday, April 1, 2024. The congress of churches took place in honor of Easter! Guests were invited from churches of
Riga, Latvia
Lentvaris,
Kaunas,
Vilnius, Lepkalne,
Pabrade.
In honor of the holiday, a choir from 4 churches was organized under the direction of David Skrypnik.The musicians also united to glorify the One who died for us and rose again! Bishop of Lithuania F. Baer shared his word. The Romanov spouses sang the psalm. The presbyter of Lentvaris, Kazimir Bogdyun, shared a word on the topic of Easter. The psalm was sung in Polish by the presbyter’s wife, Alina Bogdyun. The pastor of Pabrade, Arthur, shared his words. Also, the church from Pabrade sang a psalm. Pastor of a local church, Czeslaw shared a word of instruction. Lyudmila Altukhova shared a verse and sang a psalm. Bishop of the Baltic churches, Viktor Altukhov, left words of instruction. At the end of the celebration, everyone was treated to coffee and tea, pastries and pleasant conversation.

Joint service of churches for Easter (2024)

2024-04-04

A general meeting of Lithuanian churches of our brotherhood took place on Monday, April 1, 2024. The congress of churches took place in honor of Easter! Guests were invited from churches of
Riga, Latvia
Lentvaris,
Kaunas,
Vilnius, Lepkalne,
Pabrade.
In honor of the holiday, a choir from 4 churches was organized under the direction of David Skrypnik.The musicians also united to glorify the One who died for us and rose again! Bishop of Lithuania F. Baer shared his word. The Romanov spouses sang the psalm. The presbyter of Lentvaris, Kazimir Bogdyun, shared a word on the topic of Easter. The psalm was sung in Polish by the presbyter’s wife, Alina Bogdyun. The pastor of Pabrade, Arthur, shared his words. Also, the church from Pabrade sang a psalm. Pastor of a local church, Czeslaw shared a word of instruction. Lyudmila Altukhova shared a verse and sang a psalm. Bishop of the Baltic churches, Viktor Altukhov, left words of instruction. At the end of the celebration, everyone was treated to coffee and tea, pastries and pleasant conversation.

Easter children’s holiday 2024

2024-04-04

In honor of Easter, a children’s evangelistic holiday was held at the Bible Way church on April 1, 2024. The holiday was called “Easter is an open door to heaven.” For this holiday, invitations were distributed inviting adults and children! The festival program included a performance. The holiday for children was organized by Sunday school teacher Lyudmila Danilevicienė. The script, costumes and scenery were organized by Zhenya, Alesya, Lyudmila, Lyuba, Anya, Natasha, etc. In total, about 40 people took part in the production of the play. This is a fairly large-scale project in which many church members took part. At the end of the holiday, the children were presented with Bibles with colorful illustrations and a festive treat awaited them in the lower hall. The children and their parents were very pleased. We thank all participants for such a wonderful performance and organization of the holiday!

Easter children’s holiday 2024

2024-04-04

In honor of Easter, a children’s evangelistic holiday was held at the Bible Way church on April 1, 2024. The holiday was called “Easter is an open door to heaven.” For this holiday, invitations were distributed inviting adults and children! The festival program included a performance. The holiday for children was organized by Sunday school teacher Lyudmila Danilevicienė. The script, costumes and scenery were organized by Zhenya, Alesya, Lyudmila, Lyuba, Anya, Natasha, etc. In total, about 40 people took part in the production of the play. This is a fairly large-scale project in which many church members took part. At the end of the holiday, the children were presented with Bibles with colorful illustrations and a festive treat awaited them in the lower hall. The children and their parents were very pleased. We thank all participants for such a wonderful performance and organization of the holiday!

Easter at the Bible Way Church – 2024

2024-04-04

The Bible Way Church celebrated Easter on March 31, 2024. The motto of the holiday was a passage from 1 Cor. 5:7 “…Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed”.  The senior and junior Russian  Sunday school  groups along with the senior and junior Lithuanian groups performed at the service. Presbyter Arkady called everyone to prayer. Gennady (the head of the rehabilitation center) sang a psalm. Pastor Marek shared a word about Easter. Our sisters sang psalms. The holiday was accompanied by drinks and delicious treats. This is one of the most important holidays of the church, where everyone celebrates! We thank all the organizers and participants of this wonderful celebration!

Easter at the Bible Way Church – 2024

2024-04-04

The Bible Way Church celebrated Easter on March 31, 2024. The motto of the holiday was a passage from 1 Cor. 5:7 “…Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed”.  The senior and junior Russian  Sunday school  groups along with the senior and junior Lithuanian groups performed at the service. Presbyter Arkady called everyone to prayer. Gennady (the head of the rehabilitation center) sang a psalm. Pastor Marek shared a word about Easter. Our sisters sang psalms. The holiday was accompanied by drinks and delicious treats. This is one of the most important holidays of the church, where everyone celebrates! We thank all the organizers and participants of this wonderful celebration!

Baltic Teenage Conference 2024

2024-03-20

The Baltic Teenage Conference was held in Riga from March 15-17, 2024. This is the 21st conference, which takes place at the Revelation Church in Latvia. The motto of the conference is “For in Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28). In total, 250 teenagers from the Baltic States came to the conference. Teenagers from the Bible Way Church attended the conference with the head of the teenage ministry, David Karchmit. Thank you very much to David for the delivery and arrival of our teenagers, who had the opportunity to participate in the large Baltic conference!

Baltic Teenage Conference 2024

2024-03-20

The Baltic Teenage Conference was held in Riga from March 15-17, 2024. This is the 21st conference, which takes place at the Revelation Church in Latvia. The motto of the conference is “For in Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28). In total, 250 teenagers from the Baltic States came to the conference. Teenagers from the Bible Way Church attended the conference with the head of the teenage ministry, David Karchmit. Thank you very much to David for the delivery and arrival of our teenagers, who had the opportunity to participate in the large Baltic conference!

Spring workshops 2024

2024-03-20

Spring workshops were held at the Bible Way Church on March 9, 2024. On this day, children, together with our craftsmen, could create something: sculpt, glue, build, knit, embroider and invent. Thanks to our masters Olya, Rita, Elmira, Ira, Romualdos, Violeta! The children were able to make a “shadow theater”, birdhouses for birds, sheeps, to knit napkins, do embroidery and lots and lots of pizza so that there was enough for everyone! We thank the organizer of this event, Marina Khatkevich, and the assistant, Regina Ponomareva! Thanks to parents and children for participating! Everyone was left full and happy. Children will be able to display their crafts at home and hang birdhouses on trees for returning birds.

Spring workshops 2024

2024-03-20

Spring workshops were held at the Bible Way Church on March 9, 2024. On this day, children, together with our craftsmen, could create something: sculpt, glue, build, knit, embroider and invent. Thanks to our masters Olya, Rita, Elmira, Ira, Romualdos, Violeta! The children were able to make a “shadow theater”, birdhouses for birds, sheeps, to knit napkins, do embroidery and lots and lots of pizza so that there was enough for everyone! We thank the organizer of this event, Marina Khatkevich, and the assistant, Regina Ponomareva! Thanks to parents and children for participating! Everyone was left full and happy. Children will be able to display their crafts at home and hang birdhouses on trees for returning birds.

Theological College 2024

2024-03-07

Theological college was held at the Bible Way church on March 2, 2024. The college was held online and offline. The recording of the seminar is available on YouTube and on the Bible Way church website.
The speaker of the seminar was a guest from Moldova (Dean of the seminary in Moldova, Responsible for theological education in Moldova) Igor Semenov.
The theme of the seminar was “Introduction to Theology – 1”. Quote from the seminar: “Truth is above all!”
The theological seminar was attended by students from the Vilnius Theological College along with the College President Nikolai Tkachuk.
Also, the seminar attended visitors from Lithuanian churches:
1. Klaipeda,
2. Living stones church
3. Church of the Renewal,
5. Bible way church
It was very edifying and useful not only for students of the Theological College, but for everyone present who wanted to know the Word of God. We thank Igor for a number of seminars. May the Lord bless you!

Theological College 2024

2024-03-07

Theological college was held at the Bible Way church on March 2, 2024. The college was held online and offline. The recording of the seminar is available on YouTube and on the Bible Way church website.
The speaker of the seminar was a guest from Moldova (Dean of the seminary in Moldova, Responsible for theological education in Moldova) Igor Semenov.
The theme of the seminar was “Introduction to Theology – 1”. Quote from the seminar: “Truth is above all!”
The theological seminar was attended by students from the Vilnius Theological College along with the College President Nikolai Tkachuk.
Also, the seminar attended visitors from Lithuanian churches:
1. Klaipeda,
2. Living stones church
3. Church of the Renewal,
5. Bible way church
It was very edifying and useful not only for students of the Theological College, but for everyone present who wanted to know the Word of God. We thank Igor for a number of seminars. May the Lord bless you!

Women’s Ministry 2024

2024-03-07

A women’s service was held at the “Bible Way” church on February 24, 2024. The motto of the meeting was “Now have been obtained mercy… Now of the household of God…” (or… do I feel like a daughter of the Heavenly Father). The meeting took place on Saturday at 17:00 in a relaxed atmosphere over a cup of tea/coffee. The program had a theoretical part where Jolita Ermanene was the speaker of the meeting.
Also, there was a practical part, which was conducted by Marina Khatkevich. the Head of the women’s ministry. The practical part included questions and answers, testimonies from individual sisters, and discussion. The meeting ended with a prayer for everyone who was present and a general prayer.
We thank the organizers of this event who are not indifferent to the difficulties and experiences of the church sisters!

Women’s Ministry 2024

2024-03-07

A women’s service was held at the “Bible Way” church on February 24, 2024. The motto of the meeting was “Now have been obtained mercy… Now of the household of God…” (or… do I feel like a daughter of the Heavenly Father). The meeting took place on Saturday at 17:00 in a relaxed atmosphere over a cup of tea/coffee. The program had a theoretical part where Jolita Ermanene was the speaker of the meeting.
Also, there was a practical part, which was conducted by Marina Khatkevich. the Head of the women’s ministry. The practical part included questions and answers, testimonies from individual sisters, and discussion. The meeting ended with a prayer for everyone who was present and a general prayer.
We thank the organizers of this event who are not indifferent to the difficulties and experiences of the church sisters!

Evening of “Praise and Prayer” – 2024

2024-02-17

The “Bible Way” church hosted an evening of “Praise and Prayer” on February 4, 2024. All worship groups of the Bible Way church took part in the festive evening. This is a special evening for the church, where everyone, together with the musicians, can glorify the name of the Lord Jesus Christ! The speaker of the festive evening was the presbyter of the church Arkady Ponomarev. The event was attended by three worship groups for which Katya, Yulia and Sveta are responsible.The elder brothers (deacons of the church) Ruslan and Yuri also shared a word of instruction. The festive evening was concluded by the church pastor Anatoly Dmitruk. We thank everyone in charge of the church’s music ministry and the worship team leaders! May the Lord bless you in your church work!

Evening of “Praise and Prayer” – 2024

2024-02-17

The “Bible Way” church hosted an evening of “Praise and Prayer” on February 4, 2024. All worship groups of the Bible Way church took part in the festive evening. This is a special evening for the church, where everyone, together with the musicians, can glorify the name of the Lord Jesus Christ! The speaker of the festive evening was the presbyter of the church Arkady Ponomarev. The event was attended by three worship groups for which Katya, Yulia and Sveta are responsible.The elder brothers (deacons of the church) Ruslan and Yuri also shared a word of instruction. The festive evening was concluded by the church pastor Anatoly Dmitruk. We thank everyone in charge of the church’s music ministry and the worship team leaders! May the Lord bless you in your church work!

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