Pictured above are Father Doug Kenney, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, and Pastor Rick Egtvedt, Shepherd of the Hills, as they met to finalize plans for a joint 2018 Ash Wednesday service.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church and St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church participated in a Joint Service of Reformation Remembrance and Repentance with the Imposition of Ashes on Wednesday, February 14th, at 12:00 Noon. Ash Wednesday service marks the beginning of Lent. The joint service was held at St. Peter at the Lake Center, McHenry.
500 years ago, Martin Luther posted the 95 Thesis, sparking the onset of the Protestant Reformation. One year ago, Pope Francis along with the President and General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), jointly Remembered and Repented our Reformation excesses in Lund, Sweden. A service where both Lutherans and Catholics committed to learning from each other while allowing ourselves to focus instead upon what we share rather than how we worship and understand revelation differently. Pastor Rick Egtvedt, Shepherd of the Hills, noted “As we enter Lent, we will be called to enter where …The splendor of our God waits for us to come and worship, to empty our hearts, and go home with the light within.”
St. Peter at the Lake Center is located at 1140 Mosser Road, McHenry.