Posted by: St. Mark Lutheran Church | October 19, 2011

Celebrating the Reformation

As October comes winding to an end, we look forward to more than the World Series (Go Rangers!) and Trick-or-Treating.  We look forward to commemorating a festival of the Church remembering how God preserves His Word among us — the Festival of the Reformation.

Celebrating the Reformation isn’t a day for us to worship Luther — we don’t worship Luther, he was a man — or to say, “Yeah, we’re Lutherans and you’re not!”  The Festival of the Reformation makes us think about the Word of God, the tool by which God reveals Himself to us as Christ our Lord, our Savior who suffered upon the cross for the sins of the world, the Lord our Righteousness!

In the Dallas-Fort Worth area there will be a few ways for you to celebrate this festival.

  • On Saturday, October 29, the annual Reformation lecture will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Flower Mound.  Mr. Jim Henrickson, principal of Calvary Lutheran School and adjunct professor at a local community college, will talk about the historical context of Luther and the Reformation.  The lecture begins at 9:30am.
  • On Sunday morning, October 30, St. Mark will celebrate the Reformation with Divine Service and Holy Communion.  Daniel’s safe escape from the lion’s den will be the sermon text.  Bible class begins at 9:15am, Divine Service at 10:30am.
  • On Sunday afternoon, October 30, the Dallas-Fort Worth Circuit will join together to celebrate the Reformation in a festival service (with Holy Communion) at Calvary Lutheran Church, Dallas.  Pastor Benjamin Tomczak (St. Mark, Duncanville) will be the guest preacher, preaching on Acts 14:19-25.
As always, the very best way to celebrate the Reformation is by getting into the Word — at home, on your own, with your family, and in church and Bible class!

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