"Here I Stand" Sunday"
Author: church secretary
Date Submitted: 04/18/2021

April 18th, 2021, will be commemorated across the LCMS as "Here I Stand" Sunday -- marking the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther's testimony at the Diet of Worms.

Join Lutherans across the nation in celebrating “Here I Stand” Sunday, a special 500thanniversary observance endorsed by delegates to the 2019 convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). 2019 Resolution 4-09 calls on God’s people and all LCMS congregations to “gather for worship celebrations … spend time in prayer, asking the Lord to continue to bless the proclamation of the Gospel” and to receive thank offerings to be used toward the continued proclamation of the Gospel throughout the world. Although this resolution was passed prior to the pandemic, the goal remains the same: to encourage continued comradery across the Synod. Therefore, encouraged by the confession of Dr. Martin Luther, we gladly bring to mind the truth that to gather in the Lord’s name and around His Holy Word and Sacrament is to be joined always to the full number of saints — both around the world and in eternity. 

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