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  • Public welcome at Capitol Hill concert

    A gala Ecumenical Worship and Choral Music Service is taking place Wednesday, May 31 at 8 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Reformation on Capitol Hill. This open-to-the-pubic, free event takes place in conjunction with a premier scholarly event, "Luther and the Shaping of the Catholic Tradition," co-sponsored in this 500th anniversary of the Reformation year by the Metro D.C. Synod, Catholic University of America, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. More about the full event

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  • Call to fast on 21st monthly

    Which are the hungriest days of the month? The 21st forward. Because 90% of SNAP benefits run out then for the most vulnerable families in the U.S. So on the 21st monthly while the 115th Congress is active, participate in an ecumenical fast - from food, from a habit or other means. Engage our hearts, bodies and communities together to combat poverty as elected government officials consider deep cuts to vital anti-poverty programs in the federal budget. This initiative has been introduced by the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, ELCA presiding bishop, along with the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church. We fast to fortify our advocacy in solidarity with families who are struggling with hunger. We fast to be in

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  • Reformation anniversary joins Catholic and Lutheran scholars

    The synod has been planning an international event, bringing to Washington, D.C. a set of renown Lutheran, Catholic and Orthodox speakers from all over the world to talk about the way that Luther’s revolution changed all of Christianity. "Luther and the Shaping of the Catholic Tradition" will take place on May 30-June 1 at Catholic University of America, a cosponsor of the event with us and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. Lutheran Church of the Reformation will be the site of a special evening concert and ecumenical worship event on Wednesday in conjunction with the conference.

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  • Easter message of hope!

    "[If] in these days we live in hope, it’s not because the world around us looks like a hopeful place. We live in hope because Jesus Christ died for all the people of this sad, beautiful world. We live in hope because Jesus was raised from the dead and because in his resurrection we see God’s intention for us, too," writes Bishop Graham in his Easter Message. "Walking with Jesus and with each other this week, we see again how deep God’s love really is. On Easter we learn all over again that even death is not stronger than God’s love. And this hope is given us for sharing." Read his message in

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  • Countdown to Reformation Sunday

    Short, factual and historical blogs on Luther’s life leading up to October 31st Reformation observance are packaged for us to share in congregation bulletin inserts, Facebook posts and tweets. Our writing team from St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Springfield, Virginia – Ronald Johnson and Abby Arthur Johnson – are doing a GREAT job giving us historic tidbits once a week that tell a remarkable story, with roots 500 years ago and implications today. Check them out and

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