500th Reformation Anniversary
Our church’s namesake, Martin Luther, stood at the eye of the hurricane. His intense spirituality (and personality!) and especially his devoted study of scripture led to a breakthrough rediscovery of the Gospel. His eyes were opened to the gift of salvation and forgiveness based entirely on the merits of Christ alone, given to sinners by grace through faith. This year, we are focusing our studies around the 500th Reformation Anniversary.
October 31, 1517 is recognized as Reformation Day – the day Luther posted 95 theses for debate on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, setting off a firestorm of controversy. We are organizing educational opportunities for our congregation to engage in the issues, theology, and history of the Reformation while also reflecting on the church of today…and tomorrow. The Reformers spoke often about “Word alone, Faith alone, Grace alone,” which is to say: Christ alone. We continue to ask, “Who is Jesus Christ for us? Where will we follow the Risen One in mission?”
Our 2017 Adult Education is designed to engage us in the study of God’s Word, the Faith confessed by the Reformers, and the Grace in which the church both stands and serves God’s world.
Adult Education Schedule
Fall 2017: Living Lutheran in the 21st Century
- Sunday Adult Education, 9:45: “Living Lutheran in the 21st Century.”
- Daytimers Bible Study, Thursdays at 11am: “The Acts of the Apostles.”
- Online Devotions: TBD
- Monthly “Reformation Book Club” with Pastor Tom on Saturday mornings. Potential book: “Life Together” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 3:00pm
(During the summer, 10:00am - 2:00pm)
4445 Royal Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402