500th Anniversary of Reformation

M-LutherOctober 31, 2017, will mark the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 Theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany – an act that sparked the Lutheran Reformation.

We invite and encourage you to become involved even now in the ELCA’s observance of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by visiting and bookmarking ELCA500.org, a growing hub of resources, events and news surrounding preparation for the observance. You also can follow current developments on Facebook at ELCA Reformation 500.


Bulletin Inserts
GLC observes the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation (October 2016 – October 2017)
“They Call Him a Revolutionary” (January 2017)
Monk to Reformer (Week 1)
Luther’s Small Catechism (Week 2)
The Augsburg Confession (Week 3)
Music of the Reformation (Week 4)
Rick Steves’ “Luther and the Reformation” (Week 5)

Learn More
Read the Ninety-Five Theses (in English)

Join Us October 22, 2017, 9:30am, GLC Sanctuary “Rick Steves’ Luther and the Reformation” film showing

Join Us October 31, 2017, 6:30pm, GLC Sanctuary “Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World” film showing

Learn Even More

ELCA Videos to Watch

Wartburg Theological Seminary shares “Connections: Faith and Life“, a resource with four units of six sessions each to walk through: Living Faithfully (The Ten Commandments), Living Confidently (The Apostles’ Creed), Living Spiritually (The Lord’s Prayers), Living Freely (The Sacraments).

Visit the German observance site, http://www.luther2017.de/en/

ELCA – Teaching (learn more)

Fortress Press (learn more)

Living Lutheran (Magazine)


“What a great thing and how pleasing it is to the Lord to keep the faith,
to fear and revere his commandments,
and not to withdraw from him but to persevere in true godliness of heart.”
 -Martin Luther (Luther’s Works, 7:77)



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