Reformation Schedule-2017


SEPT. 10

9:30 AM

Rally Sunday                                   

Cradle.Roll                                                                                                                      Kick-off Sunday School Reformation Activities: • $500 for a cow • 500 “Shout Outs”

Congregational POTLUCK – Bring your favorite dish to share!




7:00 PM

Prayer Service (Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church, Omaha)

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha and the Nebraska Synod are hosting a prayer service in Omaha. Both bishops will co-preside. The services will use Common Prayer*, a resource developed by a joint commission of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Lutheran World Federation. The Common Prayer service is based on the joint ecumenical document, From Conflict to Communion, which calls on Roman Catholics and Lutherans worldwide to affirm their common faith. The 500tth Anniversary is a celebration of the fundamental aspects of faith that the two bodies share in common.



-Sept. 12

*7:00 PM

PBS Movie: “Martin Luther: the Idea that Changed the World”                       (*check your local PBS channel for televised times)



-Sept. 13

6:30 PM

Middle School Ministry Begins

  “Reformation and the Catechism”                                                                         




SEPT. 17


God’s Work • Our Hands Sunday                                                                •Bring an item for the Saunders County Food Pantry                                       •Work on LWR School Kits




OCT. 1


Rick Steve’s Luther and the Reformation

Video shown during Fellowship Hour (10-11 pm)


10:00 AM

Oct. 4, 11,18

Luther Book Study, Fellowship & Coffee! (Cookies & Cream)

Katharina & Martin Luther The Radical Marriage of a Runaway           Nun and a Renegade Monk By Michelle DeRusha

(Author is a member of Southwood Lutheran Church in Lincoln)

Three one-hour-long sessions.   –Book available on Amazon


Wednesdays in October         4, 11, 18, 25

6-7:30 PM



“Women in Mission” New Women’s Bible Study

Four out of 10 Christians say they often rush from task to task, eat quickly and are exhausted at the end of the day. About one in three admits: I often hurry, even when I don’t have to hurry. We live busy lives, and as a result, many experience only an intermittent relationship with God. During this Reformation month, commit to 4 evenings. Together we will explore ways to nurture our faith amidst our busy, time-demanding and hectic schedules. Take time for yourself and your spiritual well being . . .



OCT.  8

4-5 PM

Rick Steve’s Luther and the Reformation

Video shown during Fellowship Hour

Bethlehem Singers Concert & Dedication                                    



OCT. 15

Visit from Martin and Katie

Video shown during Fellowship Hour




OCT. 22

 10-11 AM

7 PM

Middle School Reformation Skit (during worship service)           Indulgences For Sale!


Adult Study “Luther’s Small Catechism”

What do you remember about your Confirmation days? Did you ever attend a Catechism class? Review what your kids in MSM are learning. What do Lutherans Believe???? Taught by Kal Lausterer. Kal has a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Pacific School of Religion in Berkley.

Joint Service with St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church



Oct. 23

7:30 PM

Movie: “Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World”                              This is a one-time special showing at the Majestic Movie Theater in Omaha. (140 th and Maple)




6:30 PM

Movie: “Martin Luther: the Idea that Changed the World”                   Serving Reformation appropriate snacks! Bring your lawn chairs, pillows, blankets (Fellowship Hall)



OCT. 29

Reformation Sunday

10 am Sunday School

11 am Reformation Worship Service

Congregational Meal following service

1-3 pm Reformation Festival