Pastor’s Weekly Message

Sunday, July 9, 2017

We’re only three months away from October and the many events surrounding the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation. With that in mind, I wanted to offer you a “preview of coming attractions.”

    In addition to the showing of the movie Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World on July 26 at 6:00PM at the O’Fallon 15 cinema (tickets are $10 and must be purchased online, the Metro-East ELCA congregations will be holding a  series of events hosted by each parish to which all are invited and encouraged to participate in:

    On Tuesday, October 10, Calvary Lutheran Church in Belleville will host a German dinner from 5-7pm.

    On Saturday, October 21, we at St. Mark will host a “This is Most Certainly Trivia” Night, with rumors of a German Chocolate Cake baking contest therein…

    Saturday, October 28 will have St. Martin of Tours in Mascoutah hosting a Renaissance festival followed by a Polka Mass.

    On Sunday, October 29 there are two worship   opportunities:

  1. at 4:00PM, several Metro-East ELCA churches will come together for a Reformation communion service at the church at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. Bishop John Roth will preside, with the Rev. Dr. Gregory Villalon (ELCA director for multicultural leadership development) preaching.
  2. at 7:00PM, a grand ecumenical prayer service at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis bringing together Lutherans and Catholics from all around the region. We are looking to partner with our neighbors at St. Luke’s to rent a bus to travel make travel easier.

    Our Lord’s Lutheran Church in Maryville will host a LutherFest Birthday Party on Friday, November 10 (Martin Luther’s birthday).

    Reminders will be forthcoming!

+Pastor Brian

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