October 31, 2017, will mark 500 years since the beginning of the Lutheran Reformation, spurred by Martin Luther’s posting of the Ninety-Five Theses. This is an important anniversary and one that deserves to be lifted up not just on a global scale—as it will be—but in your congregation and community as well. Through several avenues, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Augsburg Fortress will be highlighting a wide range of ideas and possibilities from various sources with ways to mark and observe this milestone.
Reformation 500 Sourcebook
As congregations plan the ways they will mark the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, thisReformation 500 Sourcebook will be an essential guide. The Sourcebook content is gathered into three main sections that focus on the areas of worship, education, and service. Within these covers you will find a treasury of ideas for planning worship services, education events, music festivals, service projects, and connections with other Christians. A CD-ROM of reproducible, customizable content is also included.
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Wednesday, May 18, 1:00 PM CDT
Thursday, May 26, 1:00 PM CDT
Grace Gathering, August 10–13, New Orleans
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America invites you to attend the Grace Gathering, in partnership with the 2016 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. This will be an opportunity to experience the ELCA when gathered as the ELCA Churchwide Assembly, prepare for further observances of the 500th anniversary, and reflect on how the Reformation can continue to guide us today. Registrants will receive a free copy of the Reformation 500 Sourcebook. Register today!
Anniversary Resources for Congregations
Along with this Sourcebook, watch for more information about additional resources for engaging the Reformation today. Sign up to receive the latest news by email.