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A Church of Continual Reform

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, Germany. 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...

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Remembering the Saints

On November 6th, All Saints Sunday, we remember with thanksgiving the saints who have joined the Church Triumphant and now rest from their labors. We will also remember those that have been baptized since the last All Saints Sunday. We will be distributing forms ahead of time, so if you have someone to add please fill out a form and place it in the offering plate, or turn it into the church...

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Fall Adult Education – Peace Justice and Reconciliation

It’s not too hard to see why the Church needs to be talking about Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation. Everywhere around us we see violence plaguing our city streets, terrorism and fear trying to get a foothold in our national psyche, and the rhetoric of hate and division separating us in the elections, in news feeds, and even in the Church. And so we are going to get just a sampling of introductions to organizations and ministries that are doing Peace, Justice and Reconciliation...

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