Joint Catholic-Lutheran “That They May Be One” Worship

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 • 7:00 p.m.

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish
7112 South 12th Street, Tacoma WA 98465

How very good and pleasant it is
when kindred live together in unity!

—PSALM 133:1

In recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Catholic priests and Lutheran pastors of Pierce County parishes and congregations have been meeting monthly for common study, prayer, and the importance of unity in life together. After six months of mutual conversation and prayer, these clergy decided to “plan a gathering around the Reformation anniversary.” The vision was a “joint Lutheran/Catholic worship for as many in our communities as we can gather.”

The clergy continue to meet on a monthly basis, exploring where Lutherans and Catholics differ theologically, the places where we agree and the things we share in common, and the areas where we can grow together in order that we may be one. The “New Birth • Living Hope” worship service allows the lay people of the same parishes and congregations to similarly gather together to worship the Lord God as one people.

Therefore, you are invited and encouraged to come and worship alongside your fellow Catholic and Lutheran brothers and sisters in Christ from parishes and congregations throughout Pierce County. Join us as we affirm our baptisms, sing together, pray with and for one another, hear the Word of God from both Lutheran and Catholic clergy, and worship in the name of Jesus Christ.

Learn more at the New Birth • Living Hope event Facebook page:

“500th Anniversary of the Reformation: On the Way to Union”

Learn more about conversations between Catholics and Lutherans in the first “New Birth • Living Hope” educational insert at

Who are the Lutherans? Who are the Catholics?

Learn more about what each believes in the second “New Birth • Living Hope” educational insert at

“Abide in me as I abide in you.” —JOHN 15:4a

Learn more about how Catholics and Lutherans are moving from conflict to communion in the third “New Birth • Living Hope” educational insert at

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