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2019 Renewal of Vows & Blessing of Oils

  • St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church 53720 North Ironwood Road South Bend, IN, 46635 United States (map)

Join us for our annual celebration of the Renewal of Vows and Blessing of Oils. We are happy to be joined by our Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) colleagues again.

Holy Oils for the faith communities of both the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana and the ELCA Indiana-Kentucky Synod will be blessed and distributed at this liturgy. Laity will renew their baptismal vows. Clergy will renew their ordination vows. The Rt Rev Dr Douglas Sparks and the Rev Dr William Gafkjen will share leadership of this service. It is a sacred time of shared ministry.  ALL are welcome.

Schedule (all times are EDT)
9am   - Arrival & Refreshments
10am - Worship: Blessing Oils, Eucharist, Prayer for Healing, Renewal of Ministry Commitments
11:30am - Lunch (will be provided)
(Group conversation with the bishops will follow lunch.)
1:30pm - Wrap-up & Departures