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Reformation Service

Sunday, October 26, 2014—4:00pm

Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

(202) 537-6200

 
Martin Luther  

Reformation Sunday is observed in October, recalling Martin Luther’s posting of 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, on October 31, 1517. The theses were theological issues Luther wished to debate with the hope that the church would reform its practice and preaching to be more consistent with the Word of God as contained in the Bible. The act sparked a movement in history known as the Reformation and laid foundations for the Lutheran tradition.

A hymn penned by Luther, “A Mighty Fortress is our God,” is often sung at this service.

This worship service commemorating the Reformation is sponsored annually by the Metropolitan Washington DC Synod of the ELCA and members of the Lutheran Lay Fellowship serve as ushers.

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UPCOMING MEETINGS

October 2 - Dave Ryan, "Lifelong Learning: The OLLI Experience"
November 6 - John Graff, "The Ministry of All God's People: Called to What?"
December 4 - Cantor Stefan Brodd, "Christmas Songfest"
January 1 - No meeting scheduled this month, Happy New Year!
February 5 - Yvette Moy, "Bridges: Christians Connecting With Muslims"

What is the Lutheran Lay Fellowship?

LLF is an organization for women and men, both lay and clergy, active in the Nation's Capital area. “As early as 1936, feeling there was a definite need for closer cooperation between Lutheran laity and clergy, a group of laymen in the Washington, DC. Metropolitan area, organized to hold meetings that would bring pastors and laity closer together. Due to jurisdictional differences as well as ministerial difficulties, very little success was achieved until the fall of 1941. Then the group met and decided to hold a luncheon once a month, invite their friends and bring visitors. The first luncheon was a success, and within three months every Lutheran judicatory was represented…” [From a Lutheran Directory of Metropolitan Washington, DC, published in 1999.]

Today, more than 70 years later, the Lutheran Lay Fellowship of Metropolitan Washington takes pride in knowing that every night, 365 nights each year, more than 700 low income seniors and disabled persons live in safety and friendship in four high rises owned and managed by Fellowship Square Foundation, Inc. By means of annual scholarships and grants, LLF also supports various college and seminary students; it also provides ushering services for major inter-Lutheran events. But most of all, LLF is known far and wide as a place to hear stimulating speakers on timely topics and to make friends from other Lutheran congregations—friendships that last for decades!

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