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October 8th Announcements

posted Oct 5, 2017, 7:55 AM by Pastor Otto
VOTER’S MEETING: OCTOBER 22
Members, its time to find out what’s been happening at POP over the summer months. Plan to attend the meeting at 9:10 am in the Fellowship Hall.

MITES MISSION OFFERING
The new Mission goal for LWML is $2,075,000. One of the new mission grant goals is for providing food and the Gospel to starving children. MITES help! Jesus gives the same command today to feed the hungry that He gave His disciples. Mercy Meals of Siouxland, a ministry of Faith Lutheran Church, Sioux City began packaging fortified rice/soy meals in 2012. Mercy Meals donates all packaged meals to Orphan Grain Train for transportation and delivery to Christian organizations in many countries including India, Haiti, Romania, Ecuador, as well as to Navajo reservations in the S.W. and Ysleta Mission in Texas. The LWML grant of $40,000 will feed 50,000 to 75,000 hungry children who will hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The next MITES Mission Offering, Sunday, October 29th.

DATING THE REFORMATION
Historians usually date the start of the Reformation to the 1517 publication of Martin Luther’s “95 Theses.” Its ending can be placed anywhere from the 1555 Peace of Augsburg, which allowed for the coexistence of Catholicism and Lutheranism in Germany, to the 1648 Treaty of Westphalia, which ended the Thirty Years’ War. The key ideas of the Reformation—a call to purify the church and a belief that the Bible, not tradition, should be the sole source of spiritual authority—were not themselves novel. However, Luther and the other reformers became the first to skillfully use the power of the printing press to give their ideas a wide audience.

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