Third Sunday after Pentecost Presentation of the Augsburg Confession June 25, 2017
Welcome to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & School! In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we welcome you to St. Mark’s. We especially welcome our guests who have joined us today. We pray that your soul will be strengthened by the good news about God’s grace, love, and forgiveness to us through his Son, Jesus Christ.
Worship Focus: In 1530 the Lutheran princes presented the Augsburg confession to Emperor Charles V. The Augsburg confession presented the teaching of the Bible in the face of many errors that had crept into the Roman Church throughout the Middle Ages. The Lutherans especially wanted to emphasize the Bible's teaching that we are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, and that Scripture alone is the sole authority for all doctrine and practice in the church. This year we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Lutheran Reformation. In 1517 Dr. Martin Luther posted 95 Theses on the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany, thus igniting the Reformation across Europe. The presentation of the Augsburg confession on June 25, 1530, represents another special milestone in the history of the Reformation of the Christian church. Presiding Minister: Pastor Jon Buchholz, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Tempe, AZ President, AZ-CA District Musical Accompanist: Jorie Baer
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