Date: October 29, 2017

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 12:4-18, John 17:20-26 |


In our service commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, we consider one of the problems of its legacy, namely the fracturing of the Church of Christ. The Reformers hoped only to change the practice of the Church, but the conflict led to their excommunication. Once one split was made, it was hard to keep more splits from happening, so that now we have thousands of denominations. What does it mean to be part of the One Church, the Body of Christ, in such circumstances?

Elder Connie Moore is liturgist, and Hudson Vetter reads the Gospel in German as a tribute to Martin Luther.

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