On Reformation Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, we began a celebration countdown to the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation to be celebrated on Oct. 29, 2017.
On Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther, a priest and scholar, nailed a document to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Although it began as a debate about concerns about certain practices within the Roman Catholic Church, it was more than just a protest against corruption, although it was that. Luther also is hailed as the man who rediscovered the doctrine of justification—salvation by grace alone, through faith alone and in Christ alone.
All Saints has shared ways to carry on this heritage through the use of reusable shopping bags, with which the church offers a gift related to growing faith each month and asks the congregation to respond with the gift of spreading God's love in the community through donations of money or time. Take a look below to our latest projects.
We’re handing out kazoos and invitations to our Beer & Hymn Sing, which we’ll hold at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 at Winking Lizard, 1380 Bethel Road. We hope you can join us and sing or play along with favorite hymns!
Martin Luther was a believer in the role of music and worship. In keeping with our musical theme for the month, we will be collecting money to help First English Lutheran Church in Columbus to buy an African drum, along with new instruments to enhance their worship and other programs.
Please give via check to All Saints (specify First English Drum in the memo line) or online.
For our final month in the countdown to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we’re putting on a show.
Well, OK, not exactly, but we are presenting a great program for All Saints members and guests, as we rent out the McConnel Arts Center theater for two showings of Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World. Find a trailer here.
We will show the movie, a mixture of documentary and drama, at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26.
We’ll offer popcorn, movie-style snacks and nonalcoholic beverages between showings of the 108-minute film.
The event is free, but we do have limited seating, so we ask that you reserve your spot by contacting the church office at 614-885-0112 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Any free-will offering made that day will go to LSS Choices, which helps those affected by domestic violence.