Leading up to the covenant renewal worship service, we are asking Lutheran congregations and Catholic parishes to work toward establishing local covenants through participating in joint activities and events, praying, studying and serving together.
This will be a place to learn about local events taking place during this commemorative year, read stories of local Catholic/Lutheran partnerships, submit your news and stories, and become familiar with resources for further learning.
We pray that the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation will be a time to renew our common baptism and witness to our shared faith in Jesus Christ. Together, we commit our churches to addressing the troubling issues of violence, poverty and racial injustice in the communities where Lutherans and Catholics live.
We urge you to reach out to your Lutheran and Catholic neighbors and engage in cooperative witness locally which Pope Francis and the leadership of the Lutheran World Federation are modeling for us globally in Lund on October 31.