Reuters wrote:German church hosts galactic service to celebrate Star Wars release
Children carried toy lightsabers to a church in Berlin and some of the congregation dressed up as Darth Vader on Sunday to mark the release of the new Star Wars movie with a service on Sunday.
At the terracotta-brick Zion Church, an organist played the movie series' theme and Ulrike Garve, a vicar in training, opened the Protestant service with the words "The wait is over - the Force has awakened!"
"The more we talked about it, the more parallels we discovered between Christian traditions and the movies," said Garve. "We wanted to make churchgoers aware of these analogies."
Some on social media called the service "sinful" and "disgraceful". But priest Eva-Maria Menard, who is mentor to the two trainees, said: "We need to address contemporary issues or our faith will not be able to carry us through it."
A rare glimpse on religion evolving in real time.