Zurich/Gaggenau. The New Apostolic Church Northern and Eastern Germany has a District Apostle Helper. In a divine service on 28 February 2021, Apostle Helge Mutschler (46) was assigned new tasks by the Chief Apostle.
He will assist District Apostle Rüdiger Krause as District Apostle Helper, the Chief Apostle said, and then asked Apostle Mutschler to come to the altar. In accordance with the liturgy of the New Apostolic Church, the assignment was performed at the end of the divine service. “You will work with the District Apostle and reduce his load,” the Chief Apostle said. In his new function, the Apostle will assist District Apostle Rüdiger Krause with governing the New Apostolic Church Northern and Eastern Germany. It covers a huge area that extends far into the northern reaches of Europe. In the coming year, the District Apostle Area of Berlin-Brandenburg with its branches in Eastern Europe and the Far East will be added to this so that a total of 21 regional churches will be merged into one District Apostle Area.
The president of the New Apostolic Church International attested to the excellent cooperation between the new District Apostle Helper and the other Apostles: “I know that you will work hand in hand and I also know that the Apostles in Northern and Eastern Germany will do so: they all stand behind the District Apostle and you. There is not a single problem and that makes me very happy,” the Chief Apostle stated.
The assignment was performed with liturgical words, which Helge Mutschler confirmed by saying yes. The Chief Apostle completed the act with a prayer. This makes Helge Mutschler one of eight currently active District Apostle Helpers in the New Apostolic Church.
From the south to the north
As previously reported, the divine service took place in Gaggenau in the southern part of Germany. On account of pandemic-related restrictions, the divine service was transmitted by satellite and streamed on the Internet. Interestingly, the city of Gaggenau is only 75 kilometres away from Apostle Mutschler’s former hometown. Apostle Mutschler currently lives in Hannover with his wife and two children, where he worked as a lawyer for many years.