October 31, 2017, marked the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his Ninety-Five Theses on the church door in Wittenburg, Germany. We are in the middle of a sermon series that is exploring the five “solas” of the reformation:
Prior Sundays: Solus Christus “Christ alone”: Jesus Christ alone is our Lord and Savior and…
Sola fide “faith alone”: We are saved through faith alone in Jesus Christ.
November 5: Sola gratia “Grace alone”: We are saved by the grace of God alone.
November 12: Sola scriptura “Word alone”: The Bible alone is our highest authority.
November 19: Soli Deo gloria “to the Glory of God alone”: We live for the glory of God alone.
On November 26, which is the last Sunday of the church year known as “Christ the King” or “Reign of Christ” Sunday, we will return to the theme of Solus Christus “Christ alone”. Each week, our worship includes celebrating Holy Communion, which was the norm during Luther’s time. Our hope is that this focus on these tenets of the Reformation will continue to shape our faith in the years to come but that they may also bring forth reformation in our world today as well, in ways that the Holy Spirit will lead us.
The rose imagery is also being used as a guide to prayer, expressing our thanks, hopes, and hurts. Prayer sheets are available in worship. If placed in the offering plate, your prayers will be lifted up at staff meeting on Tuesdays and at prayer group on Thursdays.
Our thanks to the Worship Arts Team for their assistance in planning this series.
Come and join in this historic celebration!