“What does god want and expect from me?”

After an extensive program of services and church music from palm sunday to good friday, the hochstadt parish church filled up on saturday evening for the easter night celebration, the undisputed high point of the church year.
Although the musicians of the brass ensemble bavarian brass were missing this year, this did not detract from the festivities. The newly consecrated organ of st. Georg once again proved to be the "queen of instruments" and as an expression of a whole orchestra.

Light and darkness

The symbolism of light and darkness was celebrated with the easter fire in front of the church, the lighting of the easter candle and the distribution of light in the dark church. The meaning of the biblical word for the christians was expressed in the three old testament readings as well as in a new testament one.
Finally, altar boys festively carried the open gospel book into the now completely illuminated church, so that the easter gospel of christ's resurrection could be read from it. The element of water was also a part of the service, as catholics renew their baptismal vows at easter. In his easter sermon, dean kilian kemmer addressed the trend of "self-determined living, dying and believing" a. The overemphasis on self-determination is, in his view, a consequence of the realization of "living a massively heteronomous life". Kemmer exposed the many dependencies that suck people into "a maelstrom of alienation".
In addition, he pays for people's dependence on money, food, drink, drugs, medication, sexual behavior, fashion, advertising, cell phones and digital addiction in social networks.
For the dean, the easter message shows that jesus was also concerned, in a very human way, with the rejection of heteronomy and self-determination, which, however, led to the question of one's own destiny. "What does god want and expect from me, what good can I do for others and myself based on my abilities??", had been the central questions of a jesus of nazareth. If freedom and reason are the necessary preconditions for self-determination, then belief in god is about voluntariness out of reasonable love.
"Compulsion and habit make you crazy", so kemmer. The resurrection of christ is god's confirmation of a self-determined, free, rational and loving life, says kilian kemmer. In kemmer's words, god's purpose for all people is to live for people and with people – in the world and after death. "This good news can not be beaten to death for 2000 years". The services on the first and second easter holidays offered an opportunity to trace these thoughts, especially when the church choir with the town band under the direction of florian mayer performed a festively jubilant easter mass on easter sunday.

Fireworks manufacturers warn of “death throes” for the industry

Fireworks manufacturers warn of

The renewed ban on fireworks on new year's eve decided by the federal and state governments means, according to the boller manufacturers, "in all probability the death knell for the entire fireworks industry in germany". The 3000 employees in the industry are threatened with unemployment, warned the pyrotechnic industry association (VPI) on thursday. "With the decision against fireworks, the federal and state governments have risked, on the basis of misplaced panic, that it could now be finally over for our industry," said VPI chairman thomas schreiber.

Legal new year's eve fireworks do not cause problems in the emergency rooms on new year's eve, nor do they aggravate the situation in the intensive care units, said schreiber. "The problems are excessive alcohol consumption and illegal fireworks products."

“Merkendorf is paradise!”

Even though the weather was not so kind to the people of merkendorf this time, they still escorted their new deacon christoph gahlau in the procession from the parish church "kreuzerhohung" to the festival hall of the brewery wagner. He was also accompanied by peter barthelme, memmelsdorf resident and senior pastor of the gugel pastoral area and now also the new parish administrator for merkendorf. The altar boys were followed by the flag delegations of the clubs SV, RVC 09, the sportschutzen, the voluntary fire department as well as FC bayern munich fans and the church and community representatives.

Believers had to sit in the pews

Due to the pandemic, the service was held in the festival hall with about 100 believers. Others had to take their places outside so that the distance could be maintained. Churchwarden gunther knoll welcomed the clergy in the name of the parish council and the church administration merkendorf/laubend, the mayor of memmelsdorf gerd schneider (SPD) and the associations. Afterwards, the church administrator officially handed over the keys of the church to pastor barthelme.

Seehofer relaxes border controls

Seehofer relaxes border controls

The controls at the german border, introduced because of the corona pandemic, are to be gradually relaxed from this saturday onwards.

However, the people of bundesburg should continue to refrain from tourist trips abroad in the coming weeks. German interior minister horst seehofer (CSU) recommended to the federal states on wednesday to lift the current rule that even those who enter from a neighboring european country have to stay in quarantine for two weeks.

Wdr on nsu terror in koln: authorities ignored profiler tips

Wdr on nsu terror in koln: authorities ignored profiler tips

According to the report, experts from the state and federal criminal offices – so-called profilers – had already pointed to a xenophobic motive shortly after the attack in june 2004, which injured 22 people. Experts from the federal office for the protection of the constitution had also pointed out parallels to an explosive attack in london, which had been carried out by right-wing extremists.

However, according to WDR, the koln police and the NRW ministry of the interior decided "not to pursue these leads vigorously and to systematically conceal from the public any knowledge of a xenophobic background". The ministry of the interior had instructed the state criminal investigation department within hours of the bloody deed not to classify the case as a "terrorist attack" any further. Instead, the investigators assumed organized crime had taken place. The police refuted the accusations.

Every time he reached for the bottle, something was broken

In the middle of the night he struck. On friday morning in the district court, there was talk of a man who had tampered with the display case in the train station. Not just like that, but heavily intoxicated and with consequences now for his own wallet.

It was summer, the 20. July 2019. Since he had spent the whole day at the station square and had been drinking there, the 44-year-old from lichtenfels had drunk twelve beers in the course of the day. Or the equivalent: two per mille. This value was determined by the police at around 6 p.M. After the man went on a rampage at an access barrier at a building and brought it out of its anchorage. Damage: 250 euros.

Now he has time to rethink

It’s just before midnight on a saturday in february when thomas and anne D. (names changed) come home. Only when they are in their house in gaustadt, they notice that everything is ransacked. A burglary. He searches in vain for his four wristwatches, which he has kept in a display case. She lost two smartphones and a notebook.

Treacherous DNA trace

Later the criminal police bamberg will not only determine how the thief got into the house. He used a tool found on site to lever out the door via the terrace. She will also identify him beyond doubt from a DNA trace. As a repeat offender known to the investigating authorities in the surrounding area.

Even pep guardiola wants futsal …

even pep guardiola wants futsal ...

The bavarian football association has decided on the guidelines for the indoor football season 2013/2014. According to this, the BFV is switching from classic indoor soccer to indoor soccer according to FIFA rules (futsal) for the bavarian indoor championships in both the youth and adult areas. Also at the final round of the bavarian indoor championship on sunday, 26. January in the HUK-coburg-arena futsal is played.

At the district and county level, the adult teams (men, women, seniors) are allowed to play with side and/or perimeter barriers and wide goals as an alternative to the rules this winter. In addition, the old rules of the last indoor season can still be used for the preliminary, intermediate and final rounds of the district championships in the transition year in the adult sector.
For private indoor tournaments, the association allows further flexible playing options: in the 2013/2014 indoor soccer season, for example, the game can be played either completely according to futsal rules or alternatively (permitted deviations) still with side or all-round barriers, rough goals, a normal indoor soccer ball and without accumulated fouls.