Presiding Bishop Eaton’s Reformation Day Message

On Reformation Day, we gather as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – in our congregations, across this church, and with our Lutheran family around the globe – to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This centennial has provided a welcome occasion to learn more about Martin Luther and the Reformation, while strengthening our understanding and commitment to our ministries. It has given us an opportunity to look back on the history of our tradition and to discern how we are beingcalled forward together in Christ.

Bishop Eaton to preach at Notre Dame Reformation service

In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, a service of common prayer will be held at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m. EDT.

North Carolina and South Carolina Lutherans worship for 500th Anniversary Observance of the Reformation

Just over 800 voices were raised in worship and song during the 500th Anniversary Observance of the Reformation on Saturday, September 23, at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. Lutherans from both the North Carolina and South Carolina Synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) were joined by their bishops: the Rev. Timothy M. Smith, of the NC Synod, ELCA, and the Rev. Herman R. Yoos, of the SC Synod, ELCA. A number of ecumenical guests were also present including the Rev. Dr. George E. Battle, Senior Bishop of the A.M.E. Zion Church, Presiding Prelate of the Piedmont Episcopal District, and the Most Rev. Peter Joseph Jugis, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte, both of whom brought greetings to those gathered.