Category: Reformation500

Ecumenical Reformation Anniversary Celebration

On Sunday, September 24, 4 pm, an ecumenical service will be held at Augustana Lutheran Church in Andover to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  It will include portions of the Common Prayer Service compiled by the Liturgical Task Force of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity. The ecumenical commemoration of the 500 years …

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South Conference Reformation Fair was a great success

On Sunday afternoon, April 30, approximately 100 people attended the South Conference “Reformation Fair” at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mendota. This event featured a variety of activities for all ages. The afternoon program began with a first-person portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther by Roger Haeffner. Attendees then had the opportunity to experience hands on learning …

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Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World

Dear Friends in Christ, Martin Luther triggered a seismic upheaval that shaped the course of Western Christianity for almost 500 years. Now, in a new movie created for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, your congregation can further explore Luther and the impact of his teachings. “Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World” is …

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A New Hallelujah: Re-Forming Our Song in the Spirit of Luther!

What? A practical afternoon workshop inspired by Luther’s witness designed to help participants… Embrace the importance of aligning their congregation’s song with their mission field Experience a variety of heritage songs and new songs that build musical bridges between generations Learn practical skills as musicians to create a bridge-building music ministry and as leaders to obtain …

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South Conference Reformation Fair – April 30

The congregations of the South Conference of the Northern Illinois Synod invite you to their Reformation Fair on Sunday, April 30 from 3-5pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 607 10th Avenue, Mendota. See Martin Luther Martin Luther will be present! Well, at least Roger Haeffner will be present at the Reformation Fair portraying the great reformer. Reformation …

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Free “Luther and the West” online course

A new Northwestern University Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)  is now available for free on the internet. The course is called “Luther and the West” and offers an educational resource for this year’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The course is taught by Christine Helmer, who is an internationally known Luther …

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