new birth • living hope
When: 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Where: St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish 7112 South 12th Street, Tacoma WA 98465
How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity! —PSALM 133:1
In recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Catholic priests, Lutheran pastors, and lay leaders of Pierce County parishes and congregations have been meeting monthly for common study, prayer, and the importance of unity in life together. After six months of mutual conversation and prayer, these leaders decided to “plan a gathering around the Reformation anniversary.” The vision was a “joint Lutheran/Catholic worship for as many in our communities as we can gather.”
These leaders continue to meet on a monthly basis, exploring where Lutherans and Catholics differ theologically, the places where we agree and the things we share in common, and the areas where we can grow together in order that we may be one. The “New Birth • Living Hope” worship service allows the lay people of the same parishes and congregations to similarly gather together to worship the Lord God as one people.
Therefore, you are invited and encouraged to come and worship alongside your fellow Catholic and Lutheran brothers and sisters in Christ from parishes and congregations throughout Pierce County. Join us as we affirm our baptisms, sing together, pray with and for one another, hear the Word of God from both Lutheran and Catholic clergy, and worship in the name of Jesus Christ.
To learn more about the decades-long dialogue taking place between Catholics and Lutherans, explore some of these documents that are available online.
JOINT DECLARATION on the DOCTRINE of JUSTIFICATION
FROM CONFLICT to COMMUNION
2017 DECLARATION on the WAY
JOINT CATHOLIC / LUTHERAN CHOIR
Would you or your choir like to be a part of an intergenerational/mass choir the night of the worship service? We encourage as many participants as possible from any of our congregations.
For all those interested in singing please arrive at St. Charles Borromeo by 6:00 p.m. on 11/14.
Choir directors from the various churches may contact Anna Defoe for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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