Nearly 500 years ago on October 31, 1517, Martin Luther used one poster, a hammer and nails to proclaim God loves us. Luther’s 95 Theses, posted on the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, were groundbreaking to the Reformation. Today, as we are breaking ground for our new addition, we use different tools to proclaim God’s love. Still, the best way to share the Gospel is being, worshiping, learning, and serving together in community.
Wear red, invite family & friends, and join us this weekend for Reformation Sunday and the public affirmation of faith of ECLC 9th graders, as we are all reminded of God’s amazing love given for us in community with one another:
- LAMBS (parents with their children, ages 0-3) gather for music together with our PRESCHOOL and KINDERGARTEN friends, before moving to the Nursery and classrooms for hands-on, interactive learning and fun!
- GR 1-5 kids participate in a special Reformation Sunday Fun Day, beginning with storytelling by Martin Luther, including four fun learning stations throughout the building (A Mighty Fortress Cake Walk; Pound It! Nail 95 Theses to the Wittenberg Church Door; Transcribing the Bible & Printing Press with Stamps, Quilled Pen, and Washable Ink; Luther’s Rose with LEGOs and Temporary Tattoos)!
- GR 6-8 youth assist volunteer station leaders and teachers with each of the four learning stations, learning a little something themselves about Martin Luther and the Reformation!
- GR 9 Confirmation Milestone during 11am worship service and a joyful celebration with their HIGH SCHOOL peers during the education hour.
- SUNDAY FORUM remember the incredible groundbreaking of the “Early Church” according to Acts with Professor Matt Skinner from Luther Seminary author of “Intrusive God, Disruptive Gospel: Encountering the Divine in the Book of Acts”.