The synod’s Centennial Committee announces the anniversary logo which will be used for two significant anniversaries. The year 2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. The year 2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of the reorganization of our Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
At the center of the logo, which has been designed by Bethany Lutheran College professor Andrew Overn, is the Lime Creek church building located near Lake Mills, Iowa. It was here that the synod was reorganized in 1918 to continue in God’s word and Luther’s doctrine pure.
To the left is a hammer and two nails, reminding us of the day when Martin Luther posted the “Ninety-Five Theses.” To the right is the symbol of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod, the “Chi Rho.” This symbol is made from the first two letters of “Christ” in the Greek language and emphasizes the importance of keeping Jesus at the center of our teachings.
The dates at the top of the logo are the quincentennial anniversary dates of 1517-2017 for the Reformation. The dates at the bottom of the logo are the centennial anniversary dates of 1918-2018 for the ELS.
The banner across the logo bears the anniversary theme, Proclaim the Wonders God Has Done, from a hymn of Martin Luther. During these anniversary years, we wish to look back both at what God has done and also to proclaim His name, His deeds, and His salvation to a new generation and to a generation yet to be born.
Gold: Pantone no.1235
Dk Red: Pantone no.208
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Gold: R255 G184 B25
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