Update due to COVID-19

Update for Sunday, May 31st: Pentecost

Dear Church family and friends,
we’re continuing with an online service, as we can still not meet in Church.

Before the Sermon listen to these songs to get ready:

This is the Sermon for this Pentecost Sunday by our Pastor Buddy:

We wish you a blessed Pentecost weekend and a wonderful new week to come!

Update for Sunday, May 24th

Dear Church Members and Visitors,
as we still cannot meet due to the given requirements which we currently cannot fulfill, we are continuing with our online service.

Here is a selection of songs for this Sunday:

This is the sermon of Pastor Buddy for us:

We wish you a blessed weekend and a good week to come.

Update for Sunday, May 17th

Dear Church Family and Friends,
we’re still continuing with an online service as we cannot fulfill the requirements to meet at Church.

This is the playlist for the songs:

…and here is the Sermon of Pastor Buddy for us:

Be blessed and have a good weekend and new week!

Update for Sunday, May 10th: Mother’s Day

Dear Church Members and Visitors,

we’re still not able to meet for a Church Service this Sunday, as we cannot fullfil the requirements of the government. But we’re working on having a Church Service together as soon as possible.

Here is the song playlist for this Sunday’s Service:

The Mother’s Day Greeting:

The Sermon for this Sunday by Pastor Cleon “Buddy” Rogers:

We are wishing you a blessed Sunday and following week.

Update for Sunday, May 3rd

Dear Church Members and Visitors,

While other churches may start meeting at the present time, we as the IBC Giessen cannot meet the requirements by the government.
We will let you know when we are able to meet as we are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Please remember that next Sunday, May 10, is Mother’s Day.

The songs for this Sundays service:

  • You are God alone
  • Great is thy Faithfulness
  • Yet not I but through Christ in me

The Sermon of Pastor Buddy: Teaching the deciples to pray (Luke 11)

We also want to celebrate the Communion, even when we cannot meet.

Songs for the Communion:

  • When I think about the Lord
  • Nothing but the Blood of Christ
  • I will boast in Christ

The Communion

We are wishing you a blessed Weekend.

Update for Sunday, April 26th

Dear Church Visitor,
again, we’re still not allowed to meet for a Church Service on Sunday morning. Please find the Sermon of our Pastor Buddy below:

Have a blessed Sunday!

Update for Saturday, April 25th

The Men’s Bible Study Breakfast, which usually takes place on the 4th Saturday of the month, is cancelled due to the Corona crisis.

Update for Sunday, April 19th

Dear Church Visitor,
as we are still not able to meet for a Service at Church. Our Pastor Buddy has again prepared a sermon for this Sunday online:

We’re wishing you a blessed Sunday and hope to meet in Church soon!

Update Easter Sunday, April 12th
by our Pastor Cleon “Buddy” Rogers

The last resurrection egg:


Update for Easter Sunday, April 12th

Dear Church Visitor,
as we are still not able to meet for a Service at Church, our Pastor Buddy prepared the sermon for Easter again as a Youtube video.

Easter Greeting:

The Sermon for Easter Sunday:  

A concluding song:

Have a blessed Easter Weekend! He is risen, He is risen indeed!

Update Saturday, April 11th
by our Pastor Cleon “Buddy” Rogers

The seventh part of the resurrection eggs:


Update II Good Friday, April 10th
by our Pastor Cleon “Buddy” Rogers

Part 6 of the resurrection egg:


Update Good Friday, April 10th
by our Pastor Cleon “Buddy” Rogers

This is all about the 5th Egg:

Das 5. Ei auf Deutsch:

Our Maundy Thursday Service
by our Pastor Cleon “Buddy” Rogers

Playlist before the sermon

Sermon maundy Thursday

Conclusion to the service

Update Wednesday, April 8th
by our Pastor Cleon “Buddy” Rogers

After opening three eggs it is now time to see what is in the fourth resurrection egg.



Update Tuesday, April 7th
by our Pastor Cleon “Buddy” Rogers

Today it is time to open the third resurrection egg.

Resurrection egg 3 English

Auferstehungsei 3 Deutsch

Update Monday, April 6th
by our Pastor Cleon “Buddy” Rogers

As we announced in our update on April 4th here is another video that answers the question: What is the true meaning of Easter? Check out the second resurrection egg.



Update April 4th
by our Pastor Cleon “Buddy” Rogers

Blessings to my brothers and sisters in the Lord at IBC Giessen and beyond,

I hope you are doing well, staying at home and protecting yourself and others from this deadly virus.

Just a few items of information so that you can know how to be involved with your church during this passion week.

  • Each Day we will post a short video for the resurrection eggs that tell that story about the true meaning of Easter.
  • In addition there will be a post giving you Scriptures as to what happened each day of this passion week.
  • On Wednesday we will have a live prayer meeting on Skype for all who can join us at 7 pm. You will have to send your skype name to Pastor Buddy so he can invite you to the meeting.
  • On Thursday we will have our Maundy Thursday service with a recorded message and a celebration of communion remembering the death of our Lord Jesus.
  • On Easter Sunday we will not have our breakfast together, but we will have a recorded message celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus.

If you have any questions or need prayer, please contact Pastor Buddy at cleonlr@aol.com

This is the Sermon for Palm Sunday:

There is also a Children’s Sermon in English and German

Because we live under the protection of the almighty God, we can rest confidently in His care.

              He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
              will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
              I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
              my God, in whom I trust.
(NIV 84) Ps 91:1-2

Pastor Buddy

Update March 28th
by our Pastor Cleon “Buddy” Rogers

Dear Church family,
This is the Sermon for Sunday, March 29th. We as a Church are still not able to meet to worship the Lord due to the Corona crisis.

God bless you
Pastor Buddy
IBC Giessen

Update March 20th
by our Pastor Cleon “Buddy” Rogers

Dear Church family,
We will not be able to meet again. This is certainly our desire or our wish. We have to understand that God is using this to accomplish His will. Perhaps it is a call for some to come to Him with their problems. Perhaps it is a call for others to serve Him by helping others. It could be that is a call to take time for prayer and Bible Study.
We will not be meeting until the government officials allow this again. In the meantime, we encourrage and invite you to listen to our latest sermon uploaded on Youtube.

Please know that God is with us in each moment to help, to encourage, to correct and support.

God bless you
Pastor Buddy
IBC Giessen

Update March 14th
by our Pastor Cleon “Buddy” Rogers

In light of our Lord’s commandment to love God and our neighbor we have decided to cancel all official meetings of IBC Giessen.  In doing this we are in line with the other local churches as well as governmental guidelines. 

God is certainly not panicked over the crisis.  That is why we can worship Him by trusting Him during this period.  We can read His word and be encouraged.  We can express our love to Him by obedience and adoration. 

We also want to love others by treating them the way we want others and God to treat us.  It seems the best course of action to slow the spread of this virus is to limit contact with others.  The other thing we can do is to pray fervently to our Lord and Savior for His mercy and grace in this crisis situation.

We will work on putting a sermon online at both our website and facebook page.

Could I leave you with three thoughts?

Would you take some time to worship the Lord?

Would you take some time to pray?

Generally, we pray for grace and mercy at the time of time.

Particular, we pray for those who are suffering from the effects of the virus and for those who make decisions.

Individually, we express our concerns to God and our confidence in God who is infinitely concerned with us.

Would you take some time to read God’s word? Particularly look at the reasons the poet has confidence in God.

14 But I trust in you, Lord; I say, “You are my God.”15 My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me. 16 Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love. 17 Let me not be put to shame, Lord, for I have cried out to you; but let the wicked be put to shame and be silent in the realm of the dead.18 Let their lying lips be silenced, for with pride and contempt they speak arrogantly against the righteous.19 How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you. 20 In the shelter of your presence you hide them from all human intrigues; you keep them safe in your dwelling from accusing tongues. 21 Praise be to the Lord, for he showed me the wonders of his love when I was in a city under siege. 22 In my alarm I said, “I am cut off from your sight!” Yet you heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help. 23 Love the Lord, all his faithful people! The Lord preserves those who are true to him, but the proud he pays back in full. 24 Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.

(NIV Ps 31:14-25)

Finally, may I encourage you to continue to monitor our social media so that you will know when we will meet as a church body again?

Your Pastor