Reformation 500 Observance – 2017

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**New Resource List**

Visit the ELCA Reformation Observance website at www.ELCA500.org and the ELCA Reformation 500 Facebook page!

Please use these new online spaces to share anything your congregation is doing to observe this anniversary and find other events to share with your congregation! You may share events and resources on the website under the “Post It!” tab, on the facebook page, or by sending them to 500@elca.org.

Sharing with others will not only create community around observances across the ELCA but also facilitate ideas for planners and observers on any scale.

Resources for your 500 Celebration

Reformation Events

NIS Reformation Ordination Worship and Celebration - October 29

Sunday, October 29 at 4pm

St. John's, Mendota

The special synod-wide Reformation Ordination Worship and Celebration will be Sunday, October 29, at St. John’s, Mendota at 4:00 p.m.

Reed Peterson called to Augustana, Andover will be ordained.

choir sing musicBe a part of the festival choir. Find out more here.

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Here We Stand: Dialogues of Faith and the Reformation

Rockford area Lutheran Churches (ELCA) and Katie’s Cup invite you to:

HERE WE STAND: DIALOGUES OF FAITH AND THE REFORMATION

Tuesdays

  • September 12
  • October 3
  • November 7

6:30pm

at Katie’s Cup

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Ecumenical Reformation Anniversary Celebration - September 24

On Sunday, September 24, 4 pm, an ecumenical service will be held at Augustana Lutheran Church in Andover to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  It will include portions of the Common Prayer Service compiled by the Liturgical Task Force of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity.

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Central Conference Reformation 500 Gathering - October 15

An opportunity to commemorate together the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Sunday, October 15, 2017

St. Paul Lutheran Church
1701 16th Ave
Sterling, IL 61081

2:30 Presentation by Prof Wanda Deifelt: “The Legacy of the Lutheran Reformation and its Influence in Shaping Current Ecumenical Dialog and Partnerships”

4:00 Worship with Bishop Jeffrey Clements featuring a hymn-sing: “Through the Church Year with Martin Luther”

followed by a light supper.

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On the Way... Lutherans and Catholics in Dialogue - October 15

Join us

On the Way... Lutherans and Catholics in Dialogue

Lutherans & Catholics ... Together in Christ

An historic event marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation sponsored by the ELCA and Roman Catholic parishes of Moline, IL.

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017

Hosted by: First Lutheran Church, Moline & St. Mary’s Catholic Church Moline

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