May 21, 2024

Eastern Deanery

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Eastern Deanery is blessed to have land where her headquarters can be established. In the deanery council of 12th December, 2020, a resolution was made to have the Deanery Headquarters established on the land bought by Our Savior Lutheran Church of Uganda in partnership with Our Redeemer Lutheran Church IL USA, and Because the land is big enough the original plan of having a secondary school and a church will be planned on the same land.

As a Deanery we are much blessed to be among the Deaneries in which the Lutheran Church of Uganda operates and also grateful to the Lord that the Lutheran church of Uganda started her ministry in the East making our deanery the hub of Lutheranism in the Country.
Rev Peter Maganda | Dean of Eastern Deanery

WORD AND SACRAMENT MINISTRY

Word and Sacrament ministry is offered to the parishioners in the different communities where we have congregations and preaching stations. Eastern Deanery is served by 13 ordained ministers who have on a daily or weekly basis ensured that this ministry is done.  The pastors are also assisted by commissioned evangelists/Deacons and vicars especially in places where pastors cannot reach on a weekly basis. We are so grateful for their support in the congregations they serve.

Eastern Deanery is grateful for the committed pastors and vicars who have ensured the congregations under their care are served according to the pastoral reports below;

WORD AND SACRAMENT MINISTRY

As a Christian family, we seek to grow in God’s word and grace. We gather on God’s word and sacraments (Baptism and Holy Communion) every Saturday and Sundays, bible studies for the youths, Adult bible study, women bible study and hand crafts to support the ministry every Thursday.   Through catechism classes, Music and drama for the youths and children, youth’s gatherings, thanks giving events, Sunday school and children’s ministry, Elderly ministry-we reach out to elderly with Gods word and social ministry. ‘’therefor go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age’’. Matthew 28:19-20 NIV.

CHURCH SCHEDULE TABLE

ActivityTimePerson responsible 
Weekly Worship servicesSundays: 9:00am-10:30am                  11:30am-1:00pm  Pastor Catechist
Divine worship service with Holy communionLast Sunday of the month in both servicesPastor Catechist
Youth bible study/catechismSunday 8:00am-9:00ampastor
Sunday schoolSunday 10:00amSunday school teacher
Choir practiceSaturday 3:00amChoir committee
Women devotion studyThursday 3:00amWomen leader
School ChapelFriday 10:amChaplain

Bellow is the Table of Churches in Eastern Deanery.

17.Trinity Jinja
18.Bugono
19.Nakabanga
20.Bugiri – Nakavule
21.Bufuula
22.Itakaibolu
23.Mutai
24.Izira
25.Namagera
26.Mafubira
27.Naigobya
28.Namungalwe/kawete
29.Kabuli
30.Bulange
31.Ikumbya
32.Bugobi
33.Bukobo
34.Naigoma
35.Kyabazala/Gwase
36.Bugunga
37.Kamuli
38.Kainogoga
39.Bulopa
40.Namwendwa – Kamuli
41.Mbulamuti
42.Namwendwa – Buwenge
43.Kidera/Kitayundwa
44.Buwaiswa
45.Kabalongo
46.Magamaga
47.Naminage
48.Bunangwe
49.Kiboyo
50.Nasuti
51.Bunyiro
52.Nabyoto
53.Bubogo
54.Lubani
55.Bulumwaki
56.Butaangala
57.Butagaya
58.Kasambira
Churches in Eastern Deanery

PROSPECTIVE SEMINARY STUDENTS FROM THE DEANERY

Eastern Deanery is expecting to send seven students to the seminary in the academic year 2022/23 as below in the table:-

NOPROSPECTIVE STUDENTCONGREGATIONDISTRICT
 Mubiru DavidBuloopaKamuli
 Kibendo StephenBukoboLuuka
 Olupoti GeorgeNaigobyaLuuka
 Babairewo GeorgeBugwaraKamuli
 Ngobi YonaKyabazalaBuyende
 Dhiwota ChristopherNakabangoJinja
 Kagoda WilliamBufuulaJinja

PASTORS AND DEACONESSES IN THE LCU EASTERN DEANERY

Eastern deanery continues to be served a few pastors who oversee numerous congregations and preaching stations.

The following are the pastors and Deaconesses in the Deanery

  1. Deaconess Koote Jennifer
  2. Deaconess Edith Nanyana
  3. Rev. Titus Malijo
  4. Rev. Edson Mutebi
  5. Rev. William Waiswa
  6. Rev. Robert Galimu
  7. Rev. Emmanuel Batwawula
  8. Rev. Michael Waiswa
  9. Rev. Erifazi Buluuba
  10. Rev. Peter Maganda
  11. Rev. Robert Wakiso
  12. Rev. Benard Mwesigwa
  13. Bishop Charles I. Bameka

SEMINARY STUDENTS FROM EASTERN DEANERY

The Deanery is thankful for the students at the seminary. 22 students are at the College, four are waiting for their graduation next year, four are in 4th year, three are in 3rd year on vicarage, and six are in 2nd year and Five in 1st year. Pray for these students that the Lord lead them three their training so that they join the ministry in the Church.

DEANERY LAND

Ownership of land determines assurance of existence in a community. It is the reason most of our congregations work hard to get pieces of land where they can establish themselves.

A Table Showing the Congregations with and without Land.

NoName of congregationDistrictOwns land or no
 NakavuleBugiriYES
 KamuliKamuliYES
 MpangaNamayingoNO
 KakunuNamutumbaYES
 ItakaiboluBugiriYES
 NankomaBugiriNO
 NawampitiLuukaNO
 Trinity LC IgangaIgangaNO
 BukoomaLuukaYES
 KainhogogaJinjaYES
 NalukeroBugiriNO
 ButangaalaJinjaYES
 KiboyoIgangaYES
 BufuulaJinjaYES
 OSLC- MagamagaMayugeYES
 NakabangoJinjaYES
 KabuliIgangaYES
 CCLCIgangaYES
 BukoboLuukaYES
 MafubiraJinjaNO
 IkumbyaLuukaYES
 NaigobyaLuukaYES
 KakunyuKamuliNO
 BubutyaNamutumbaNO
 NairikaLuukaYES
 MagogoKamuliNO
 NakakabalaKamuliNO
 MbulamutiKamuliYES
 BugwaraKamuliNO
 BubagoKamuliYES
 BugonoIgangaYES
 NaminageKamuliYES
 MutaiJinjaYES
 KyabazalaBuyendeYES
 Buluuya/ ButogonaKamuliYES
 KayundoKamuliNO
 Makoka KamuliYES
 ButayunjwaBuyendeYES
 KyeyaKamuliNO
 NakavumaBuyendeNO
 BudhumbulaBuyendaNO
 NamwendwaKamuliNO
 ButaganaJinjaYES
 ButagayaJinjaYES
 BuzibiriraKamuliNO
 BuwaiswaKamuliNO
 NankomaBugiriNO
 BuwangaBuyendeYES
 Trinity JinjaJinjaN
 ImmanuelJinjaNO
 Serere Preaching StationSerereNO

A table shows the Deanery Council Members

NONAME OF COUNCIL MEMBEROFFICE
 1Rev. Peter Maganda          Chairman
 2Eng. Nandhubu Fredrick Paul    Vice Chairperson and Head of Laity
 3Rev. Benard Mwesigwa             Deanery Secretary
 4Mr. Mutalya David                   Treasurer/ Vice Head of laity
 5Miss Kayanga Phionah              Chairperson Youths League
 6Mrs. Layet Dorothy                   Chairperson Women’s League
 7Mr. Lameka Muwanika             Secretary Youth league
 8Mrs. Annet Waigolo                  Secretary Women’s league
 9Mr. Kabaale Richard                Member
 10Rev. Dr. Enoch Macben            Deanery Coordinator
 11Rev. Emmanuel Batwawula        Children’s ministry coordinator

Achievements;

i)Preaching the word;

As a called and ordained servant of God, I have been blessed by him to consistently serve at Trinity L.C.U Iganga town and also at Christ community Lutheran Church kawete and Uganda Prisons Namungarwe whenever duty calls on Wednesdays and Saturdays then Sundays according to God’s will.

ii) Teaching the faith;

I usually use Wednesdays for chapel at Christ community Lutheran school and bible study on the same day during evening. Then I use Sunday Mornings for teaching bible studies at Triangle Secondary school Iganga and thereafter preach the word. At midday Sunday twice or thrice a month visit the Uganda Prisons Namungarwe to preach the good news and do pastoral guidance and counseling to encourage the inmates to be strong in the lord who loves and cares for them always.

I once in a while get an evangelist who helps preach the word in C C L S whenever he is available or a co-preacher who is among the Christ community Lutheran school staff under sincere practice in church service.

Evangelism;

I normally do evangelism with in neighborhood of Triangle secondary School and C CL S, in kawete once in a while during weekends on Saturdays.

Outreach ministry;

I thank God for enabling me reach out the shut -in in hospitals and prisons that I do on some Sunday evenings after church service and Saturdays accordingly.

Holy communion;

During these first months I have managed to offer Holy communion one at Trinity Church Iganga and am preparing those of Christ community Lutheran church in kawete for this blessed Lord’s super.

Pastoral guidance and counseling;

It has been a blessing that this guidance has been offered every Sunday after church service to the congregants of Trinity church Iganga and kawete C C L S congregants whenever I finish preaching to them.

Bible studies and catechesis;

These two vital services have been done one after another on Wednesdays evenings Saturday afternoons and sometimes on Fridays whenever we have mission Trainings at C CL church kawete; Then at Trinity it’s done after church services bi-monthly or Saturdays in the evenings whenever an opportunity arises.

Stewardship;

We have thrice been blessed to do steward ship lessons and services at Triangle S.S and its neighbor. Yes, it has only happened once at Christ community Lutheran kawete.

Challenges in the ministry.

  1. Inadequate faith books and related materials like bibles, catechism and other related books are hard to get or buy by most congregants who are still struggling in various life situation.
  2. Distance and time management,

This costs  me a lot of unbudgeted expenditure and delays when I fail to get a rider on time or when I have limited finances.

  1.  Inconsistence of services offered.

Due to lack of some vital elements and sacred vessels like chalice, wine cruets and paten. Its too hard to find anything to be used in their places so, its only the single reason of missing this service i.e. divine services often.

  1. Finally, the other major, challenges lack of devices use to store and send information like a computer, camera, plus flash media, CD and communication flour.
  2. Lack of means of transport

The biggest and most expensive challenge to resolve now is time, which is running so fast and can be managed in case means of transport are available and managed by the user (pastor). This is the cause of delays and inconsistence in reaching out different places I need to.

Way forward;

  1. There is need for team working to teach the congregants stemorshipe so as to be able to buy enough bibles, catechism and other related church books, sacred vessels and all sacred furnishings and fabrics.
  2. Means of transport should be provided in the name of church properties to be used for ministry services to save time, delays and distances far easily reached.

      In conclusion, “may the LORD your GOD be with you as he was with Mosses” (josh 1:17)

And “May the Lord your God be with gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Crist Jesus had, (Romans 15:5)

                                                                                                        Yours faithfully

                                                                                                        Rev. Mutebi Edson Junior

SCHOOLS IN THE DEANERY

We are so grateful to that Lord that He has enabled the Deanery to have schools which serve as platforms

for evangelism in the deanery.

The table below shows the schools in the Deanery, and their enrolments.

NOSCHOOLENROLLMENTSPONSORED
 Bukobo Lutheran primary School160
 Naminage Lutheran Primary School123123
 Kamuli Lutheran Primary school421140
 Kyabazala Gwase Lutheran primary school150
 Mbulamuti Lutheran primary school431150
 Bugono Lutheran primary school.400
 But304 
 Butangala Lutheran primary school3781152
 Nakabango Lutheran primary school23699
 Nakabango Lutheran Secondary School.148
 Kainhogoga Lutheran Primary school367129
 Naigobya Lutheran primary school150
 Nairika Lutheran primary school208
 Nakavule Lutheran primary school22950
 Butayunjwa Lutheran primary school600
 Bubago Lutheran primary school253
 Bufuula Lutheran Primary school11614
 Christ Community Lutheran School Kawete386107
  42931151

LEADERSHIP TRAINING

There is continued leadership training in the Deanery. 25 men are on training from the following congregations in the table below with the names of the students;

NoName of studentCongregation
 Charls IguloOur Savior Magamaga
 Paul Rashid WaiswaOur Savior
 Samuel MawogoleBugono
 Ronald LubaaleMafubira
 David TibenkanaButagana
 Waako FredBuzibirira
 Kibendo StephenBukobo
 Babairewo GeorgeBugwara
 Bukyeire StephenKyabazala
 Ngobi YonaKyabazala
 Mubiru DavidBuloopa
 Kagoda WilliamBufuula
 Dhiwota ChristopherNakabango
 Yosimasi WaiswaMpanga Namayingo
  Mpanga Namayingo
 Buyinza PeterKiboyo
 Lwamaza WilberforceBuwanga
 Buyala JamesBudhumbula Bubanda
  Butangaala
  Butangaala
  Makota St. John
  Nakabango
 JuniorKamuli
 Makooma RichardBubago
  Bubago
 Kitimbo TimopthyNabitula
 Mukwalu DeoKyabazaala
 Ngobi MosesNakavuma
  Nakavule
  Mbulamuti

 The facilitators at the MTC in Iganga are Rev. Buluba Erifazi, Rev. Micheal Waiswa, and Rev. Edson Mutebi.

There are five men on special ordination course and these are

Samuel Mawogole, Tibenkana David, Lubaale Ronald, Buyinza Peter, Waako Fred.

The Training is funded by Lutheran Lay Renewal of America.

There shall be commissioning of evangelists in the month of October.

The target for the Leadership Training is towards the congregations that completely don’t have worship leaders and for individuals capable of joining seminary to train as Pastors.

We thank the Lutheran Lay Renewal of America for supporting this noble task.