March 1, 1999
Dr. Louis W. Accola.
Dr. Louis W. Accola, Pastor of Wooden Cross Lutheran Church, will discuss his book, The Supper of the Lamb, at Woodinville's Barnes & Noble on Sunday, March 7 at 3 p.m.
"It is a book that inspires and encourages the sharing of the Lord's Supper with all baptized Christians," said Accola. "The Lord's Supper should no longer be used in a restrictive way because of a particular piety, worship, practices, or church policy."
The book is based on a sermon series and explores the gospel and sacraments of the Lord's Supper. "Every communion is open at Wooden Cross. Coming forward is visible sign of people's faith. It is meant to be a global meal for a global family, not a man-made cultic meal," Accola said.
A nationally-recognized ecumenical leader and a member of the Inter-Lutheran Commission for Worship (ILC) that developed the new Lutheran Book of Worship, Accola served for 14 years as the National Director for Parish Development for the American Lutheran Church. He has a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary and Master of Theology degree from Princeton Seminary and a doctorate from McCormick Theology Seminary.
Accola's first book was Personal Faith for Human Crisis. His other published works include leadership training manuals and resource material for retreats on spirituality and devotional patterns.
Dr. Accola and his wife, Kathy, are Woodinville residents. They have five children. The two youngest, Katie and Kent, twins, are juniors at Western Washington University.