We will be celebrating church festivals each of the next two weekends. This weekend we will be celebrating the Festival of the Reformation, sometimes known as the “birthday” of the Lutheran Church. The festival marks the beginning of the Reformation movement some 500 years ago during which God used Martin Luther and others to restore the Gospel of salvation by grace through faith as the central teaching of the Church.
The following weekend we will celebrate the Festival of All Saints. All services will include a special observance in remembrance of those Trinity saints who died in Christ over the past twelve months and now rest from their labors. Like them, we live (and die) in the certain hope that because of Christ’s death and resurrection, we will live forever with the Lord.