As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation there will be a number of articles, books, conversations, and events surrounding this milestone. At St. Peter’s we are working on planning events and providing learning opportunities in the coming weeks and the months to celebrate and commemorate this special occasion. On Sunday, October 1st, following the 10am worship service, we will be having a potluck lunch and a showing of the Luther movie down in Fellowship Hall to kick things off. While we will have our own events and opportunities within our congregation the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America is planning many big events including a celebration in the nation’s capital:
“CHICAGO – The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), will host a commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on Oct. 31 at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation in Washington, D.C.
Eaton will be joined by the Rev. William O. Gafkjen, bishop of the ELCA Indiana-Kentucky Synod and chair of the ELCA Conference of Bishops; the Rev. Richard H. Graham, bishop of the ELCA Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Synod; and ELCA Vice President Bill Horne.
The event, which will meet under the theme “Looking Back and Called Forward,” will be available online via livestream for all to watch.
The event will be open to the public and available online via livestream. All are invited to participate and honor the Reformation anniversary as the ELCA bears public witness to Christ, who frees us to love and serve our neighbor, and as we look to the future to which God is calling us.
Additional details will follow as they become available. For more information, contact Rob Campbell at 773-380-2986 or Rob.Campbell@elca.org.” (ELCA to celebrate 500th anniversary of the Reformation with public event in D.C.)
As we move forward we will keep you posted on all the planned activities and opportunities at St. Peter’s as well as other opportunities within our local area, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod, and throughout the E.L.C.A.