As part of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, Christ The Lord Lutheran in Elgin on Sunday, November 19 at 2:00, invites Northern Illinois Synod congregations and the public, to a program on the St. John’s Bible.
It took eleven years to illustrate and hand write in calligraphic script this Bible. It is in seven volumes and weighs 165 pounds. Each volume is $24,000. Christ The Lord will display the Pentateuch and the Gospel/Acts volumes as part of the program. Pastor Arlyn Tolzmann of the NIS serves as the contact person. Three other congregations are involved in this effort: Zion Lutheran, St. Mary’s Catholic, and Congregation Kneseth Israel.