500 Years of Evangelical Reformation

500 Years of Evangelical Reformation 1517-2017

When Martin Luther posted his “Ninety-five Theses” on the church door in Wittenberg in 1517, no one expected the breadth of evangelical reforms in Christian teaching and practice that followed. In every dimension of Christian faith a renewed trust in God’s forgiving mercy replaced a reliance on teachings and practices that, like the sale of indulgences, were vulnerable to abuse and corruption.

Preaching a few years later, Luther said, “I opposed indulgences … but never with force. I simply taught, preached, and wrote God’s Word; otherwise I did nothing. I did nothing; the Word did everything.” When he began to propose reforms in worship, he wrote similar words. “This is the sum of the matter: let everything be done so that the Word may have free course.”

Nearly 500 years later, the results of this evangelical confidence in God’s forgiving and liberating Word are evident today in Christian communities of all types. In the years leading to 2017 ELCA members, congregations and synods will observe the anniversary of this evangelical reformation in a variety of ways with numerous partners. – See more at: http://elca.org/News-and-Events/500-Years-of-the-Evangelical-Reformation#sthash.wlersNpJ.dpuf

Nov
14
Wed
11:00 am New Bible Study
New Bible Study
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The new Bible Study, replacing the Women’s Faith Study, will be held every second Wednesday of the month from – 11:00 am to 12:00 noon in the auditorium. December 14 – Matthew 1:18-25 January 11
Dec
12
Wed
11:00 am New Bible Study
New Bible Study
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The new Bible Study, replacing the Women’s Faith Study, will be held every second Wednesday of the month from – 11:00 am to 12:00 noon in the auditorium. December 14 – Matthew 1:18-25 January 11
Jan
9
Wed
11:00 am New Bible Study
New Bible Study
Jan 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The new Bible Study, replacing the Women’s Faith Study, will be held every second Wednesday of the month from – 11:00 am to 12:00 noon in the auditorium. December 14 – Matthew 1:18-25 January 11
Feb
13
Wed
11:00 am New Bible Study
New Bible Study
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The new Bible Study, replacing the Women’s Faith Study, will be held every second Wednesday of the month from – 11:00 am to 12:00 noon in the auditorium. December 14 – Matthew 1:18-25 January 11
Mar
13
Wed
11:00 am New Bible Study
New Bible Study
Mar 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The new Bible Study, replacing the Women’s Faith Study, will be held every second Wednesday of the month from – 11:00 am to 12:00 noon in the auditorium. December 14 – Matthew 1:18-25 January 11
Apr
10
Wed
11:00 am New Bible Study
New Bible Study
Apr 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The new Bible Study, replacing the Women’s Faith Study, will be held every second Wednesday of the month from – 11:00 am to 12:00 noon in the auditorium. December 14 – Matthew 1:18-25 January 11
May
8
Wed
11:00 am New Bible Study
New Bible Study
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The new Bible Study, replacing the Women’s Faith Study, will be held every second Wednesday of the month from – 11:00 am to 12:00 noon in the auditorium. December 14 – Matthew 1:18-25 January 11