Trinity Lutheran to sponsor Reformation Rally

Jackson County Lutheran Mission Federation will sponsor a Reformation Rally celebrating the 498th anniversary of the Reformation at 7 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran High School, 7120 County Road 875E, Seymour.

The speaker for the rally is James G. Bushur, an assistant professor of historical theology at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne.

A native of Indianapolis, Bushur graduated from Calvary Lutheran School in Southport. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biblical literature from Taylor University and a Master of Divinity and a Master of Sacred Theology from Concordia Theological Seminary.

He recently completed his doctorate at the University of Durham in the United Kingdom. He has previously served churches in Decatur and Goodland and has local family ties.

Music will be under the direction of Paul Duncan, Leah Schneider and Paul Scheiderer. A community choir will sing “God is Our Refuge and Strength” and “Thy Strong Word” accompanied by a brass choir.

The choir is open to anyone who would like to participate and attend the only practice at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Trinity Lutheran High School’s band will accompany congregational singing, and Ross Rieckers will play the prelude and postlude.

The service will be in the school gymnasium, and refreshments and fellowship will follow.

An offering will be taken to benefit Concordia Lutheran Seminary Adopt-A-Student program and Trinity Lutheran High School student aid.

Before the service, the Trinity FFA chapter will have a cookout with pork burgers beginning at 5:30 p.m. FFA members also will provide tours of the agriculture building.

Trinity’s student ambassadors will provide tours of the high school beginning at 6 p.m. for those who have never toured the facility.

The Reformation Rally committee is made up of churches at Emanuel in Dudleytown, Redeemer in Seymour, St. Peter’s in Brownstown, Good Shepherd in Medora, St. Paul at Wegan and Trinity at Vallonia.

The service is open to all who would like to attend.