New Adult Sunday School Class
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The adult bible class will begin a new study relating to the Reformation on Sept. 17, 2017 at 9:30 AM in the chapel across from the library.  We will read portions of Luther's treatise, "To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation" each Sunday and discuss.  We previously read and studied his essay, "Treatise on Good Works", written in 1520.  "To the Christian Nobility" is Martin Luther's first appeal to secular authorities in his attempt to reform the Catholic Church of his day.

This work is only 96 pages in total.  The plan is to read a portion before each Sunday starting Sept. 17th. 

The class will end on Oct 26th just in time for the 500th Reformation Celebration. 

Copies of this work will be available at Rally Day on Sept. 10th and copies will be in the classroom after that.

Please let the office or Polly Brickman know if you would like to attend.  Call 804-355-9185 or email.  Hope to see you in September.

10/22 - FELC/Grace Covenant
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Sunday, October 22, we will have a joint service with our neighbor, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, located at 1627 Monument Avenue.
 
The worship service, at Grace Covenant, will begin at 11 am.  We will not have a second service at First English on that day (we will have our normal 8:15 service, however).
 
Lutheran and Presbyterian: two poles of the Protestant Reformation, one looking to Luther, the other to Calvin and John Knox as the persons who helped redefine Christianity.
10/29 - Reformation Sunday
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Sunday, October 29, will be a majestic worship experience with spectacular and elegant music. 
 
The service music will be the famous Schubert Mass in G with string orchestra composed of Richmond Symphony musicians, organ, augmented choir and guest soloists. 
 
The organ voluntary will be the heroic setting by Sigfrid Karg-Elert of A Mighty Fortress is our God.
 
The anthem will be the magnificent setting by Gilbert Martin of When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, and the choral blessing will be Peter Lutkin’s cherished setting of The Lord Bless You and Keep You, and we will sing beloved Lutheran hymns. 
 
Please invite friends and family to this festive celebration of Holy Communion.
11/1 - All Saints Day
All Saints Day on Wednesday, November 1, we will gather along with the other congregations of our Richmond Conference at Epiphany Lutheran Church for a special Reformation/All Saints event, beginning with light meal at 6:00 pm (again, the time is subject to change), and followed by a service of the word, and highlighting the ecumenical implications of Luther's teachings through a sermon by a Roman Catholic Priest.
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