Under the capable leadership of the Rt. Rev. Dr. Jasmin Milić, Good Shepherd Reformed Episcopal Church in Osijek, Croatia, leads REC-Croatia in the task of re-evangelizing Europe. Its vibrant parish worships in an historic 400-year-old building. It also houses the diocesan headquarters of The Reformed Episcopal Church of Croatia, and is home to the Michael Starin Seminary (and Royal Grote Library), training Croatian, Serbian, and Bosnian theological students. (pictured at right is Bishop Grote on his last trip to Croatia)
The Reformation Heritage Museum is a full display with lovely courtyard designed to attract visitors and students to learn about the impact of the Protestant Reformation in that part of Europe. This effort therefore has everything to do with spreading the Gospel in a visual and teaching manner.
A generous matching gift of $10,000 has been provided to assist Good Shepherd with completing the Reformation Heritage Museum in time for the celebrations planned for this year, the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Europe. Presiding Bishop Ray Sutton has written a letter announcing a special Lenten Offering to raise the additional $10,000 needed to match the gift that has already been received. An informational brochure has been prepared for distribution in all Reformed Episcopal parishes so that each parishioner can learn more about the project.
If each parish and mission will participate in this Lenten Offering—with mite boxes, parish offerings, committee mission projects, and far-sighted generous patrons—the REC can accomplish this vision quickly, and together, for the glory of God and the advancement of His Kingdom.
To donate to the Reformation Heritage Museum, click the button below and select Croatia Reformation Project - Lent 2017 under the Croatia heading.
Artist’s rendering of rebuilt courtyard, where Good Shepherd church engages in outreach ministries