Under the leadership of David Werth, music director of Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Wheatfield, representatives of seven local Lutheran churches have planned a year-long series of public events ending in October 2017, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
The first event, a Hymn Festival, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1135 Oliver St., North Tonawanda.
Participants can celebrate and sing hymns that helped to move the Reformation forward. The featured speaker and performer will be Paul Soulek, organist and composer at St. John's Lutheran Church in Seward, Nebraska. Soulek has served at St. John's since August 2007 and his work relates to education and encouragement of the congregation's singing.
For more information, visit www.grace500years.org.