The Annual Reformation Festival
Every year, the congregations of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in the Pittsburgh area gather at 3:00PM on the last Sunday in October to celebrate Reformation Sunday. A guest preacher is featured at this service; we usually host a synod or district president or vice-president or a seminary professor. An offering is taken at this service to support one of our Pittsburgh-area LCMS missions, which is selected every year by the PALM Board of Directors and then ratified at the annual delegate meeting on the third Sunday in September. A reception sponsored by Concordia Lutheran Ministries follows the service. The annual Reformation service is jointly supported by PALM and the Pittsburgh Pastoral Conference.
Our 2020 preacher will be Rev’d. Waldemar R. (Wally) Vinovskis, pastor of Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church in Macungie, PA and President of the SELC District of the LCMS. The service was held on Sunday, October 26 at First Trinity Evangelical-Lutheran Church, 535 N. Neville St in Pittsburgh. The offering will support the work of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Clarksburg, WV.