For the next three Sundays, Pastor Brian will be exploring the roots and gifts of the three denominations to which we relate as an Ecumenical Shared Ministry. He says, “I am not a historian but there will necessarily be a bit of history included in each sermon. It is my intention that each sermon will highlight those ways in which each denomination has been formed by their unique history and how they continue to form and shape our congregations. Lutherans, Anglicans, and Uniteds each have their own individual way of being faithful and that is part of their gift to an ESM. I hope you will find the series enlightening, inspiring and interesting.”
October 27 Lutheran Church
In the Lutheran Church, this is Reformation Sunday. As well as using the readings (Jeremiah 31: 31-34; Psalm 46; Romans 3: 19-28; John 8: 31-36) for Reformation Sunday, the hymns that have been selected have roots within the Lutheran Church with some of them having been written by Martin Luther. One tradition in some Lutheran churches is to wear red on this Sunday.