January 28-29, 2017 PAST
Sponsored by Saint Stephen Lutheran Church and Saint Bede Catholic Church.

The Spirit of Transformation

January 28-29, 2017

Read the JOINT STATEMENT on the occasion of the Joint Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration of the Reformation, October 31, 2016.

Saint Stephen Lutheran Church and Saint Bede Catholic Church invite you to attend a HYMN FESTIVAL WEEKEND celebrating the “Week of Christian Unity”
Commemorating Reformation 500
3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA

With Dr. David Cherwien, Lutheran composer
Organist/Cantor, Mt. Olive Lutheran, Minneapolis
Susan Palo Cherwien, hymn text writer, poet

Choir Directors Note Anthems Needed for Rehearsal on Saturday:

Ubi Caritas – Maurice Durufle. The edition says SAATTBB
If You But Trust in God to Guide You arr. David Cherwien – Morningstar #MSM-60-9027 SATB
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling arr. David Cherwien – Lorenz

Upcoming Events

Lenten Book Study of Luther’s Large Catechism.

Monday evenings and Thursday afternoons during Lent, Wednesday, March 1 to Thursday, April 13. All are welcome.

St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 612 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA

The Women’s Retreat, March 25: “Women of the Reformation”. Presenter: Ellen Hinlicky of the Virginia Synod of the ELCA.

An Evening of Food and Theater, April 28: Reformation’s Rib: Celebrating Katherine von Bora, written by Jim Cobb.

Pot luck dinner at 6:30p, St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 612 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA.

Katie Luther played by Dana Zimbauer

Martin Luther played by Joe Philipoom

Narrator played by Jim Cobb

The Virginia Synod of the ELCA invites all to Power in the Spirit event July 13-15: “The Reformation for the 21st Century Church”.

Presenter: Dr. Timothy Wengert, world renowned reformation historian, and two-time St. Stephen Lutheran Church’s Theologian in Residence.

Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia

See Roanoke College 2017 Reformation 500 Events

St Bede Roman Catholic Church and St Stephen Lutheran Church invite all to the 2017 Theologian in Residence program, September 29 – October 1.

This year’s theme: The Reformation for Lutherans and Roman Catholics: Where We Were 500 Years Ago, Where We Are Today, Where We Are Going in the the Future

Roman Catholic Presenter: Bishop Denis Madden, Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore

Lutheran Presenter: Dr. Kathryn Johnson, Director of Ecumenical and Inter-religious Relations, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Support provided by the St Stephen Lutheran Church Theologian in Residence Fund.

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Register for Saturday Festival Chorus Rehearsal and Workshop.

Contact Ina Berkey for more information.
Call 757-603-6643 or email

Deadline to Register is January 15, 2017


January and February Book Study of the new biography, Martin Luther, Visionary Reformer, by Scott Hendrix

Monday evenings and Thursday afternoons in January and February. Select a session each week you can attend. All are welcome.

St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 612 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA.