2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation that reformed and reshaped the church in significant ways. We hope this 500th anniversary reforms and reshapes our lives this year as well. Planning on losing weight this year? Reform that idea and consider losing the shame you have about your body, remembering you are wondrously created in God’s image. Have a plan of reaching a goal this year? Reform that idea and consider reaching for grace, remembering that God’s goal of saving you has already happened through Jesus Christ. Do you want to find more money in your budget? Reform that idea and consider finding what it means to have enough. Trust when you pray the Lord’s Prayer for “daily bread” that God provides everything you will need. Stay tuned for more Luther 500 wisdom all year long.

Interested in visiting Germany in 2017?

Join Pastor Greg & Rose Bouvier. Germany has prepared a variety of Luther500 events in 2017, which is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing the 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church. This was the event that began what we know as the start of the Protestant Reformation. This July 23-31, Pastor Greg and Rose will travel to Germany visiting Wittenberg, Eisleben, the Wartburg Castle and the multilayered history of Berlin. The cost of this trip, dependent on the number of people traveling, will likely be about $1,300 for airfare and $1,100 for the ground tour, including transportation and lodging. Meals, souvenirs and tips will be extra. Contact Pastor Greg for registration information. Registration deadline is coming up in March!