It was on October 31, 1517. Martin Luther, a priest, an educator, in Wittenberg Germany, went to the town bulletin board. It was there on the door of the Castle Church, that Luther nailed his 95 points of debate… concerns with the ONLY church in existence, the Holy Roman Catholic one. This historic posting would come to be known as the 95 Theses and the reverberations felt throughout the world. The time was right for change. Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Ideas about the world were changing rapidly. Luther, a lover of his church, wanted Christianity to be truer to the Scriptures and the Lord of Life, Jesus Christ. As Lutherans, many of us know the story of the Protestant Reformation and its association with Luther. This year, Reformation Sunday falls on October 31, exactly 504 years after Luther’s nailing. Be sure to be with us at 10:00 AM on Sunday, October 31 via Zoom for our Reformation Sunday Worship Celebration. Of course, we will sing “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” Certainly, we will lift up hymns of praise referencing God’s Word as WE reconsider being truer to God and the Bible. Would you like to contribute to the festivity of Reformation Sunday? Talk to Mary Lemke, our Music and Worship Chairperson about your willingness to share a solo, read a Scripture or to pray a Reformation prayer prepared for the service. We ARE a changed people. Let us always be willing to change if it means being truer to God! Reformation is not merely a lesson of the past. It can be an ongoing process as day after day we are being conformed to the image of God’s Son, Jesus the Christ! Let’s grow in the Word and in God!