You are invited to join us on Sunday, October 29, as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. At both 8:00 and 10:45 a.m. sanctuary services, there will be a festival Divine Service with Holy Communion featuring our Adult Choir and Orchestra. At 10:45 a.m. Living Stone will also include Holy Communion with Reformation music. Fellowship Breakfast will feature European pastries and hot cider. During the 9:30 a.m. hour, Rev. Paul McCain will lead a special convocation entitled: "The Word of the Lord Endures Forever! The Enduring Legacy of the Lutheran Reformation." This class will meet in the sanctuary. There will be no worship service during the 9:30 hour and no other adult classes will meet. Following the 10:45 services a complimentary luncheon celebration featuring brats, hot dogs, pretzels and homemade desserts will be held in the gym, sponsored by St. Paul's Men's Club and Thrivent Financial.
Sunday, October 29, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary
It was a time of turmoil and testing like few others in the history of the Church. Faithful Christian men and women put everything on the line for the sake of the freedom that was theirs in Christ. The motto of the Reformation is and remains: The Word of the Lord Endures Forever! When all else is fading and failing, the Word endures. What is the enduring legacy of the Reformation for our church today? What is it for you personally? Join us on Sunday morning, October 29.
Sunday, November 5, 3:00 P.M.
The American Kantorei, conducted by Dr. Maurice Boyer (Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Illinois) previously performed exclusively for the Bach at the Sem concert series at Concordia Seminary-St. Louis, but will now function as an independent group! Music at St. Paul's is pleased to host their first concert in this new venture. Featured pieces will include two sacred cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach: No. 79, "Gott, der Herr ist Sonn und Schild," ("God the Lord Is Sun and Shield"), and selections from No. 80, "Ein Feste Burg," ("A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"), as well as other sacred music to continue the celebration of the Reformation 500. Freewill offering. Reception to follow.
Music at St. Paul's is a vital, self-sustaining component of St. Paul's music ministry. Celebrating its twenty-fifth season, this annual series of special services and musical events brings to St. Paul's guest ensembles and artists who, through words and music, proclaim the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. This music series benefits the members of St. Paul's and serves as an outreach to the greater St. Louis community. In addition, Music at St. Paul's sponsors the music for some of the festival services in the regular worship life of our congregation and provides enrichment for the overall music ministry of our parish.
Unless otherwise noted, there is no admission fee. A freewill offering is collected at each event to support this ministry.
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