Sunday, October 2 marked the first day of the 2011 Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Annual Gathering, the eleventh of its kind.
The event, which is being held at the Polk County Convention Complex (The Plex) in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, will take place for three more days, wrapping up on Wednesday afternoon.
Today's festivities began with registration at 4:00 PM, followed by dinner at The Plex.
The evening continued with an opening worship service, which was preached by Reverend Bill Bohline of Hosanna! Lutheran Church.
The evening commenced with desserts and fellowship time at The Plex.
According to Sharon MacFadyen, Director of Operations for LCMC, approximately 1,100 people pre-registered for the Annual Gathering this year.
"They were just flying in today," said LCMC Administrative Assistant Cathy Nichol, who helped handle registration for the event.
Nichol reports thirty-eight at-the-door registrations for day one of the gathering.
Day two of the Annual Gathering will begin at 8:00 AM tomorrow and feature singing and Bible study led by Reverend Elisa Ashley, a presentation by keynote speaker Reverend Greg Ogden, and the first installment of the Annual Gathering Breakout Sessions.
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