Among millions of congregations is Zion in La Grande, Oregon. 500 years after it all started, we celebrate our place in the Lutheran family and look ahead to the new things God is doing today to bring Christians back together. Our partner churches, St. Peter’s Episcopal, La Grande United Methodist, First Presbyterian, and First Christian joined us for a Sunday of celebration.
PROTESTANTS AND CATHOLICS TOGETHER ~ November 12th
Members of Our Lady of the Valley came to Zion on Sunday afternoon, November 12th at 3:00 pm for a service of Common Prayer commemorating the Reformation, La Grande, Oregon. The liturgical order was developed by Lutherans and Catholics in dialogue. Thanksgiving and lament, joy and repentance, mark the singing and praying as we commemorate the gifts of the Reformation and ask forgiveness for the division that we have perpetuated. Many people don't realize that old animosities have been put aside today in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration between protestants and catholics. Members of the community joined us. A reception followed the service.