Called to Common Mission Put in motion
The Lutheran-Episcopal relationship now in effective on Grand Island. the congregations of St. Timothy Lutheran and St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal churches joined services October 29 to recognize each other with a relationship between the two churches, each maintaining its own autonomy and recognizing the catholicity and apostolicity of the other, and each believes the other to hold the essentials of the Christian faith.
Nationally, after both congregations passed the Concordand of Agreement and the Called to Common Mission, the establishment of full communion between the ELCA and the Episcopal Church will go into effect on January 1, 2001.
St. Timothy and St. Martin congregations established it now, with the Sunday service beginning at St. Timothy, through the sermon and peace. the two congregations then traveled to St. Martin's for the Eucharist and closing of the service. That was followed by a coffee reception in St. Martin's undercroft.
Children were a large part of the combined services, with the sermon being acted out by the pastors of St. Timothy, and the Eucharist served by Fr. Earle King, assisted by the Stewarts.
the event was very successful, with a full congregation at both churches and many friendships were strengthened through the experience. (Beth Boron photo)
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