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Reformation Sunday is October 29

The last Sunday of October (Reformation Sunday) is always an occasion to remember the Protestant Reformation, a central event in our history as a church. But this year is also the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his “95 Theses” to the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany, which set the whole thing into motion. This is all the excuse we need to have a celebration and refresh our memories about the significance of these events in defining many of the theological pillars of our church tradition.

On October 29, in the morning and evening, we’ll explore these questions:

Why is lay leadership so important to us?

Why is the pulpit so prominent in our sanctuary?

Why is education such a big deal to Presbyterians?

Why isn’t our sanctuary as fancy as many other churches?

Why do we speak so often about “salvation by grace through faith?”

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October 29 at 6 P.M.

After a pot luck supper at 6 p.m., we’ll watch an excellent presentation put together by travel expert Rick Steves called “Luther and the Reformation.” This 50-minute film features phenomenal scenery and art, filmed in Europe, along with Steves’ insightful summary of Luther’s influence on the Renaissance and Western culture. The evening will be casual, comfortable, informative, and inspiring. Bring a dish and enjoy the fellowship or, if you can’t come for the meal, join us in the fellowship hall at 6:30 p.m. for the film.

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