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Martin and Katie Luther

Anniversary Service – September 23, 2017

Videos, Flickr Photos & blog posts

Read an article about the Anniversary service from the Catholic News Herald  titled “We pray for the unity of your church.”


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Flickr Photos

Courtesy SC Synod

Bishop Eaton’s Anniversary sermon

The Reformation 500 Task Force is happy to share a new choral piece by Dr. Paul Weber with your congregation. It is a setting of Romans 1:16-17 and includes a verse of Martin Luther’s first Christ-hymn, “Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice!” The anthem, “For I Am Not Ashamed,” is available below for download in two formats: choral and flute, and flute alone

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For I Am Not Ashamed (Choral & Flute)

Updated: February 22, 2017
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For I Am Not Ashamed (Flute only)

Updated: February 22, 2017

Common Prayer Service-October 27, 2017

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Bishop Timothy M. Smith and Bishop Luis R. Zarama; photo: © Diocese of Raleigh. Eric Braun

Common prayer, praise, and thanksgiving

Hundreds of Lutheran and Catholic voices were raised in praise, prayer, and thanksgiving at the historic worship held this past Friday, October 27, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Chapel Hill, commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Joined together in a Service of Common Prayer, the worship included both bishops—the Rev. Dr. Timothy M. Smith, bishop of the NC Synod, ELCA, and Bishop Luis R. Zarama of the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh—as well as shared leadership by deacons, lay leaders, and musicians. (more…)

An clip from the event with an excerpt of Bishop Luis Zarama’s sermon.
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The complete “Reformers Reading Romans” summer Bible reading plan.


Ever-Reforming: A Reformation 500 Cross-Generational Study is a curriculum with 44 weeks of study to be used with adults and youth. In addition to the curriculum, corresponding coloring pages are also available for download–one per session.

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Ever Reforming Coloring Pages

Updated: January 25, 2017

As an addition to the study, consider using Dr. Julius Carroll’s article “We Say that We Are Lutherans” to include the story of U.S. Virgin Islanders and Other African Americans within the ELCA. Dr. Carroll has retired to the NC Synod.

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We Say that We Are Lutherans

Updated: April 5, 2017