The North American Lutheran Church Convocation will be held in Pittsburgh at the Sheraton Station Square August 8-9. A highlight of the convocation will be the Festival Service of Holy Communion held at First Presbyterian Church, 320 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, on Thursday, August 8.
The pre-service music will begin at 7 p.m. with Joyce M. Strobel, St Stephen Lutheran Church, organist; Charles Lirette, co-principal trumpet of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the Westmont College Choir of Santa Clara, California.
The Rev, Dr. Israel-Peter Mwakyolile, Bishop of the Konde Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, will preach the sermon. The Rev. Herb Hafermann will be honored for his fifty years of missionary work in Tanzania. The Rev. John Bradosky, Bishop of the North American Lutheran Church, will preside at the celebration of Holy Communion.
The theme of this year's NALC Convocation is 'Come to the Water of Life.' By water and the Word, we are baptized into the Triune God who entered the world in Jesus Christ and still is among us by the power of the Holy Spirit. The 'living water' of the Holy Spirit enlightens our lives and sends us into the world to proclaim the good news of Jesus.
You are invited to join the Convocation as we celebrate God's goodness together!