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Pastor’s Note for October 31

Castle Church Doors in Wittenberg, Germany

This week we will be observing Reformation Sunday, an important but often overlook day in the life of the church.
On October 31, 1517, the small-town monk, Martin Luther, marched up to the Castle Church in Wittenberg and nailed his Ninety-five Theses to the door, thus lighting the flame of the Reformation that molded and gave legitimacy to the Protestant movement.
The act of posting this document was Luther naming what was going wrong in the church. The act of naming those things in our lives, our society, and our church that are wrong is hard, and uncomfortable, but throughout history, it is the work that followers of Christ have been called to. It is life-changing work.
We remember the words of Jesus from the Gospel of John, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Come and join us Sunday as we remember and reflect on this historic event that shaped our faith.


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