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Tom Keener – Guest Contributor
Sep 29 @ 03:46
The Reformation: A Journey Together

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Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Dr.
Allen, Texas 75013

Theologian and priest Martin Luther published his 95 Theses in October 1517, touching off what came to be known as The Reformation. This led to deep divisions within the church, followed by extreme social and political changes—often brutal— across Europe  

Acknowledging the 500th anniversary of this event, Deacon Ron Fejeran of the Diocese of Dallas and Pastor Gordon Illausky of the Christ the Servant Lutheran Church will reflect on the past 500 years at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12.  The speakers aim for a more harmonious future, with insights for healing and understanding being offered.   

A deacon of the Diocese of Dallas, Ron Fejeran has been affiliated with St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen as a deacon for 25 years.  He has served as Minister of Pastoral Care at St. Jude since 2004.  In this capacity, Deacon Ron has ministered to thousands of patients in time of need, addressing spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental healing in their lives.  Directing the Collin County Juvenile Detention Center-St. Jude Volunteer Ministry Program, he visits and spiritually counsels adult inmates on an as-need basis when requested by the Diocese or a family member.

Serving at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Allen since 2006, Pastor Gordon Illausky is passionate about preaching God’s Word and the Sacraments of the Church. Over the years he has provided pastoral care in a number of crisis situations. Also a talented musician, he is a vocalist and pianist who has performed in multiple theater, operatic and musical venues.  Pastor Illausky holds a Master’s of Divinity Degree from Andover Newton Theological Seminary and formerly served as chaplain for Boston City Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Allen Public Library, the program is free.  The Library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr.  Call 214-509-4911 for more information.