Irenic Thoughts

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Reformation Sunday

On October 31, 1517, a seminary professor and monk named Martin Luther nailed 95 propositions for debate to the door of the Wittenburg Castle Church. Luther nails the 95 Theses to the doorThis action touched off what we now call the Reformation. There is joy in what the Reformation brought about in that having the Bible and the worship in the language of the people (rather than Latin) is a direct result of the debate Luther began within the church. But, the Reformation also led to the prefusion of denominatons and led to more persecutation of persons of varying Christian beliefs.

Tonight at 6 p.m., we will hold a worship service and a meal to mark Reformation Sunday. While more typically observed in the Lutheran Church, it is an appropriate day of observance for Episcopalians as well, particularly since our agreement of increased unity with Lutherans forged in 2000. Pastor Rick Douylliez of First Presbyterian Church in Saint Marys and Jay Weldon, our pastoral resident will lead our worship using a communion service from the Lutheran Book of Worship. This blend of denominations is perfect for a day in which we remember God's Word as the basis for our beliefs and unity.

The meal is provided. Please come and enjoy the particular fellowship possible when we use this day to remember not what once divided us from others of faith, but the Word of God which continues to draw Christians together.

The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor


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