Dear Congregational Family,
1. Reformation Sunday! This Sunday we will be celebrating the Reformation of the Church. It was long in coming as there were earlier lights of reformation through the leadership of John Wycliffe and John Hus, but the small flame was fanned into a full blazing fire on October 31, 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his “95 Thesis” to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany in which he called for the “reformation” of the Church.
Luther called the Church back to the Bible. He translated the Bible into German so the people could read and understand that salvation is by Grace Alone, through Faith Alone, according to the Word of Scripture Alone! The Lutheran Church became known for its passionate stand on the Word of God. This Sunday we will celebrate our heritage of the Reformation and continue our clear teaching of the Holy Scriptures.
2. SWAP Retreat: Last weekend our middle school youth were at their retreat at Seneca Hills Bible Camp. It was a great weekend for them! Thanks for your prayers. See a few pictures attached below.
God bless you as we continue,
“Growing Together in our Faith as the Family of God.”