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.

The ecumenical commemoration of the 500 years of Reformation reflects in its basic liturgical structure this theme of thanksgiving, repentance and common witness and communion.

The message will be given by Sister Sandra Brunenn OSB, who is the Prioress of the Sisters of St. Benedict in Rock Island.

The liturgist will be Pastor Michel Clark from Knoxville, Assistant to the Bishop of the Northern Illinois Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

An ecumenical choir will be led by Ben Holmes, director of choirs at Moline’s Wilson Middle School and director of The Ascension Ringers and Ascension Chapel. There will be great music for the service.  Consider being a part of the choir – rehearsal will be at 2 pm the day of the service. Please notify Carol Brockhouse 563 332-5520 – brock5274@gmail.com.

The organist will be Chris Nelson, organist and director of music at St Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport.

Light refreshments will be served following the service.