Reformation Sunday is October 28th. On October 31st, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his ninety-five theses on the Castle Church door in Wittenberg. In his ninety-five theses Martin Luther brought to the attention of the church and general public the errors that plagued the church 500 years ago.
This date, October 31st, is regarded as the beginning of the Reformation. The Sunday closest to October 31st is observed as Reformation Sunday.
Bethesda will celebrate Reformation Sunday with a dramatic presentation in place of the sermon. Members are asked to wear something red to worship. Red is the liturgical colour of Reformation.
The Reformation is close to the heart of Lutherans. The central role of Luther and the founding of the Lutheran Church are reasons why Lutherans have high regard for the Reformation. The Lutheran heritage and history are rich. Lutheranism has made and continues to make significant contributions to Christianity and indeed the world. Luther’s work influenced and shaped lives in the arenas of religion, arts, politics and education.
Bethesda encourages its members to join in marking and celebrating this special day as organized by the church. Members of St. Paul will be joining us for a joint worship service to celebrate the Reformation.