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10:00 am

Reformation Commemoration, led by Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Looking Back & Called Forward: ELCA 500 An event commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation Please plan to join ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton on Tuesday, Oct. 31, as she co-hosts a commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The event, which will include speakers and a service, will be at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Bishop Eaton will be joined by co-hosts Indiana-Kentucky Synod Bishop Bill Gafkjen, ELCA Vice President Bill Horne and Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Synod Bishop Dick Graham. The event is open to the public and will be available online via livestream. All are invited to participate and honor the Reformation anniversary as we bear 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. Find out more about this event here.

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12:00 pm

Lutheran-Catholic Service of Unity

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Celebration of the unity we share in Christ with our Roman Catholic friends will take place Tuesday, October 31st at 12noon. The Service of Common Prayer participants will include Bishop Marcus C. Lohrmann, Interim Bishop of the Florida-Bahamas Synod and Bishop Frank J. Dewane of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Venice. The service will begin in the sanctuary of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 800 Tamiami Trail S., Venice, FL, with a light lunch served in the Fellowship Hall immediately afterward. A short program after lunch is being planned.

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