Category: Reformation500

Central Conference Reformation 500 Gathering – October 15

An opportunity to commemorate together the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Sunday, October 15, 2017 St. Paul Lutheran Church 1701 16th Ave Sterling, IL 61081 2:30 Presentation by Prof Wanda Deifelt: “The Legacy of the Lutheran Reformation and its Influence in Shaping Current Ecumenical Dialog and Partnerships” 4:00 Worship with Bishop Jeffrey Clements featuring a hymn-sing: …

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Reformation Anniversary Planning Tools

Anniversary planning and promotional tools are available on These include: Anniversary logo for use in official congregation and synod Reformation anniversary activities Anniversary ideas for developing activities Ideas for promotion, including samples from congregations Promotional PDF posters to fill in and communicate activities Promotional postcard for communicating the website and social media Connect with ELCA 500 Facebook and Twitter. Here all can …

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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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Reformation 500 Observance – 2017

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**New Resource List** Visit the ELCA Reformation Observance website at and the ELCA Reformation 500 Facebook page! Please use these new online spaces to share anything your congregation is doing to observe this anniversary and find other events to share with your congregation! You may share events and resources on the website under the “Post It!” tab, on the …

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