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Hymn Festival Celebrates 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

By South Dakota Synod | Posted 10/2/17 at 3:55pm |
Category: Congregational News

First Lutheran Church invites the Sioux Falls community to a hymn festival celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 29. Join the congregation in singing the faith Christians share.

The hymn festival will be led by John Schwandt, associate professor of organ and director of the American Organ Institute at the University of Oklahoma. A 100-voice community choir, brass quartet, timpani, violin, and flute will join in supporting congregational song. Theological reflections will be offered by Steven Paulson, professor of systematic theology at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn.

The festival will be followed by a German-themed supper of bratwurst and German potato salad in the First Lutheran Church Reformation Hall. The cost for the meal is five dollars.

The hymn festival is free and open to the public, but complimentary tickets are required. Tickets for the meal must also be reserved. Please reserve tickets prior to Sunday, October 22 by visiting First Lutheran Church, calling the church office, or visiting f lcsf.org/hymnfestival . Tickets may be picked up at First Lutheran during business hours (M-Th 8-5, F 8-4) prior to the hymn festival or at will call on the afternoon of Sunday, October 29.

First Lutheran Church is pleased to host this hymn festival at First Lutheran Church as part of the Lankford Arts Series: The Art of Faith. The Lankford Arts Series was founded in 2017 thanks to an endowment bequest made to First Lutheran by David and Susan Lankford. Each year the church will host events for the Sioux Falls community that seek to connect great art and faith.

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