"the church reformed, always reforming."
On October 31st, in the year 1517, Martin Luther, a courageous monk and theologian, affixed a document, or 95 Theses, outlining his objections to the Catholic Church's indulgence practices upon the entrance of Wittenberg Cathedral. By initiating this action, Luther ignited a protest movement that subsequently swept over Europe and laid the foundation for the development of what is now recognized as Protestant Christianity.
Luther's role as a reformer was preceded by the contributions of earlier figures such as Jan Hus, Peter Waldo, and John Wycliffe, and other reformers have emerged in the wake of Luther's influence. The commemoration of the Reformation takes place on the final Sunday of October, during which Lutherans and several other Protestant groups observe this significant event. This year's commemoration marks the 506th anniversary of the Reformation movement.
On Sunday, October 29th, at 10:00 am, Peace Lutheran Church will gather to host a joint Reformation Service alongside Grace Lutheran Church (Fort Washington) and Hope Lutheran Church (Clinton). The service will incorporate traditional Lutheran liturgy and music, with the sermon being delivered by Reverend Eric Faret from Hope Lutheran Church. A potluck meal will be served promptly after the worship service in the fellowship hall.