May 25, 2017

Lutherans, Catholics To Mark Reformation Anniversary

Lutherans and Catholics will mark the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation with an ecumenical seminar and worship on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 am to 2 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansdale. The event – 1517-2017, From Conflict to Communion – Together in Hope – features a seminar highlighting the common commemoration between Lutherans...

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May 13, 2016

Reformation 500: ‘Explore, Empower and Be Energized’

The upcoming 500th anniversary of the Reformation is a gift to the church. It’s an opportunity to explore, empower, and be energized. It’s a chance to reconnect to our deepest tradition of freedom and to reform stale and stagnant observations of a tradition that began with Luther’s fresh reading of the scriptures and the new...

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May 13, 2016

‘A New Dawn for Christ’s Church’

When Martin Luther seized the changes made possible by the printing press, he couldn’t have begun to imagine the exponential changes of our Internet age, Bishop Claire Burkat said in her address to the 2016 Synod Assembly. Despite the stresses posed by constant connectivity, racing schedules and financial pressure, “the Holy Spirit is bringing a...

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March 3, 2016

Webinar: 500 Years of Luther

Presenter: Rev. Dr. Hans Wiersma, pastor, church historian, author and professor at Augsburg College. Sponsored by: Kairos and Associates, Inc. The purpose of this webinar is to inspire and guide planning for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. The webinar will briefly review (in a light and humorous way) the events of 1517 and their...

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January 9, 2016

Lutherland Tour 2016

You’re invited to join the 2016 Exploring Lutherland tour, June 23-26, led by Pastor Soenke and Anne Schmidt-Lange. This could be your Saturday, June 25th . . .   this summer in Leipzig, Germany, day 4 of this year’s Exploring Lutherland tour, sponsored by the Synod’s Reformation 500 Committee: We travel from Berlin to Leipzig. In May 1989,...

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May 10, 2014

2017 is Coming

On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther went public with his concerns about the church, posting his 95 Theses on the door of the University (Castle) Church in Wittenberg, Germany.  His scholarly invitation to debate began a conversation that reformed the Church and transformed history.  As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we have...

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October 16, 2013

Join Lutherland Tour in June

You’re invited to join Bishop Claire Burkat and Pastor Stephen Godsall-Myers for a 10-day tour of the birthplace of the Reformation, June 15-25, 2014. What better way to prepare for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation2017 than to visit historic sites connected with Martin Luther! The tour will visit the Castle Church in Wittenberg, where...

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For more information about Synod programs and communications, or for help with communications issues in your congregation, contact:
Bob Fisher
Assistant to the Bishop for Communication and Mission Interpretation

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