Wednesday, October 25, 6:00-7:00 pm, St. Paul Parking Lot
Congregations and Community are invited to come together for a special safe-place to go trick-or-treating. If you are willing to decorate your open car trunk with Halloween fun and pass out treats, please sign up on the Events’ Board (and arrive by 5:15pm for your location and set up time). Everyone is encouraged to come in costume. (We have several boxes of Halloween “stuff” if you need ideas). Our youth will be help-ing in the planning and preparation for the event. So, pass the word to little ghosts and goblins to come for the fun! (Youth are invited to stay until 7:30 for the bonfire, if weather permits.)
October 28th, Under the Big-Top in Port Clinton
Peace Lutheran, St. John Lutheran and Immaculate Conception Catholic Churches in Port Clinton are cele-brating their unity in Christ with “Roctoberfest 2017!” together on October 28th from 1-5 pm under a tent with popular Christian Rock bands. (Directly across Jefferson Street from the Port Clinton High School, North of Peace Lutheran) Also participating is popular DJ, Hondo Zipada, plus various local agencies in-volved with promoting life skills, and of course, the food vendors – yum! Youth – invite your friends!
This is a celebration of all young people and of all faiths in our communities.
500th Commemoration of the Reformation in Marblehead
Sunday, October 29th, beginning at 5 pm at St. Joseph’s
St. Joseph Catholic Church, and St. John & St. Paul Lutheran Churches in Marblehead are coming together as sisters and brothers in Christ on Reformation Sunday. Please join us for this historic event! We begin over a meal at St. Joseph’s at 5 pm.
Pastor Chris and Father Brown, along with those who have been participating in our Lutheran Catholic Dia-logue for the past 11 months, will lead a joint prayer service together at 5:45 pm. Our choirs will sing to-gether during the service. Then, at 6:30 we will walk together to St. John Lutheran led by in unity and led by the cross, where we will end the evening with delicious desserts. All in our peninsula community are invited and encouraged to come and be part of this historic event, as we commemorate the 500th Anniver-sary of the Reformation, and look towards continuing healing and increasing unity among all, for Christ’s sake and ours.
Luther became infuriated with Johann Tetzel’s practice of selling indulgences to shorten a person’s time in purgatory. Tetzel was bleeding the people of Germany dry with his false promises. There was even a popu-lar saying about the indulgences: “As soon as the coin in the coffer rings the soul from purgatory springs.” The money garnered from these sales was to go to rebuilding St. Peter’s in Rome, but was being used in all kinds of corrupt ways. Luther finally felt it was time to have an academic debate on the wisdom of selling indulgences. On All Saints Day, October 31, 1517 Martin Luther walked to the castle church in Wittenberg and posted his 95 Theses on the door expecting a debate. Instead of getting the debate he desired, Luther began an unexpected Reformation movement.