Reformation 500 Countdown

Man and myth

Man and myth 30 WEEKS BEFORE REFORMATION SUNDAY A legend begins that Martin Luther, walking on a clear December night, was so dazzled by the bright stars shining above that he returned and added candles to the unadorned evergreen tree that he, like Read More →

It takes longer than lightening

It takes longer than lightening 31 WEEKS BEFORE REFORMATION SUNDAY Some journeys in life take time. Such could be said was the case with Martin Luther. After his encounter with the thunderstorm, he withdrew from his legal studies and joined the Augustinian monastery. However, historian Read More →

Reformation 500 Countdown bulletin inserts

Reformation 500 Countdown bulletin inserts You are invited to use #historyfact social media posts and bulletin inserts as we approach Reformation Sunday in this 500th anniversary year. How does this work practically? Use the list below to copy bulletin inserts for reproduction in your congregation. Read More →

Elutherius?

Elutherius? 32 WEEKS BEFORE REFORMATION SUNDAY Here is a fact that few of us know. In the fall of 1517, Martin Luder changed his name to Martin Luther. This surprising development apparently stemmed from a desire to take a surname that Read More →

Stewarding talents for our reformation observance

Stewarding talents for our reformation observance You are invited to use #historyfact social media posts and bulletin inserts as we approach Reformation Sunday in this 500th anniversary year. Learn how they came about… Like many congregations, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Springfield, Virginia is looking at Read More →