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Letter from Bishop Wayne N. Miller and Archbishop Blase J. Cupich | Monday's Worship Service | Covenant Renewal

Dear Rostered Leaders and Congregations,


Please take a moment to read the attached letter from Bishop Wayne N. Miller and Archbishop Blase J. Cupich.

This year, make plans to watch the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Roman Catholic Church who will jointly commemorate 500 years of the Reformation on Monday, October 31, 2016, in Lund and Malmö, Sweden, marking the first time in history that Catholics and Lutherans observe the anniversary together at a global level.

The Joint Lutheran-Catholic Covenant Renewal Committee in Chicago encourages you to gather in your neighborhood to watch this historic event which will be streaming live at here beginning at 7:30 a.m. local time, highlighted by an ecumenical prayer service at 8:30 a.m., with Pope Francis offering the homily.

Joint viewing sites may be found at www.mcselca.org (see third feature article from the left).

The covenant renewal will take place between our two church bodies next year on October 31, 2017.  Included in the letter is information about the Lutheran-Catholic Covenant Renewal Committee and the website they have created at http://www.renewingcovenant. com.


Please share this information with your parishioners and others.


The letter may also be found online at http://www.mcselca.org/assets/ Renewing_Covenant.pdf.

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