Martin Luther is widely acknowledged to have
started the Reformation with the Ninety-Five Theses, which sought to offer reforms for the Catholic Church. Luther sent the theses to the Archbishop of Mainz, on October 31, 1517, a date now considered the start of the Protestant Reformation, and posted the theses on the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg,
On Sunday, October 30th, we are going to honor
the 499 years of the Reformation. We will challenge ourselves to consider how we can live into the Spirit
of Reform. Our pastoral intern, Adam Moreno, will preach having just returned from the “Decolonize Lutheranism” conference in Chicago. At this conference, he will explore what it means to be Lutheran from the perspective of “colonized,” learning and celebrating non-Euro-American Lutheran rituals and practices.
Like Luther asking the Catholic church, “Why?,” our Confirmation youth will offer their questions, thoughts, and opinions about what it means to be Lutheran to our congregation. They will present their theses and invite us to consider our own, challenging us to continue to be a church of reform!
Come and remember, celebrate, and experience the Reformation!