Our Past–Present–and Future in Lutheran – Roman Catholic Dialogues


Trinity Lutheran Church in Somerset will host a Lay School of Theology – public invited!

              On Saturday, May 5th from 9 AM – 2 PM (registration at 8:30 AM)

Our Past – Present – and Future in Lutheran–Roman Catholic Dialogues


Trinity Lutheran Church’s commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, continues with an exploration of the past-present-future of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogues.  Themes will include Church, Ministry and the Eucharist (Holy Communion.)  The guest presenters are:

Dr. Maria E. Erling, professor of Modern Church History and Global Missions at United Lutheran Seminary (Gettysburg) and

Monsignor Michael Becker, Parish Coordinator for St. John the Evangelist in Altoona.  Monsignor Becker also serves in the Office of Campus Ministry and the Ecumenical Officer for the Diocese.

Dr. Erling and Monsignor Becker will provide three joint lectures, beginning in the Trinity Fellowship Hall. Each lecture is free and open to the public.  Registration opens at 8:30 AM, the first lecture will begin at 9 AM.  Each of the three lectures will be followed by conversation in mixed small groups as participants discuss how the topic “hits home” in their life and experience.  Couples of mixed faith traditions are particularly invited to attend. 

Reservations for lunch are needed by Tuesday, May 1st, please call 814-445-5446.  A free-will offering will be received to defray costs for the program and for lunch.  Participants may attend any of the three lectures, each to begin at 9 AM, 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM, closing with a period of prayer on the theme of Christian Unity.