The Georg Sverdrup Society was organized in December 2003 and is open to anyone interested in the life and work of Georg Sverdrup (1848 - 1907), considered as among "the ablest theologians" in the history of Norwegian-American Lutheranism. The society is registered in the state of Minnesota as a 501(C)(3) nonprofit corporation.
The Sverdrup Society will host a discussion forum at Tabor Lutheran Church in Webster, South Dakota, on Saturday, July 27. The theme of the forum is "Sverdrup's Vision of Free and Living Congregations."
The discussion forum will begin at 9:00 and continue to noon. Three papers will be presented. The first two papers are "Sverdrup's understanding of the Free and Living Congregation," by Rev. Martin Horn, and "The Congregation as the Bride of Christ" by Rev. Alex Amiot. Rev. Raynard Huglen, a former pastor of Tabor (1963-72) will present the third paper, "The Free Church Congregation in Practice." Rev. Huglen will focus on his experience of the "Free Congregation" in both the Lutheran Free Church and in the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations. The forum schedule will allow for discussion after each presentation. A noon meal will be provided by the congregation following the Forum.
Tabor Lutheran Church was organized in 1912 as a congregation in the Free Lutheran Church. In response to the 1963 merger of the Lutheran Free Church with the American Lutheran Church, Tabor voted to Affiliate with the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations. Tabor is currently served by Pastor Mike McCarlson.
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