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Celebrating The Reformation

November 4th, 2017 by Aubri

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October 29th was Reformation Sunday. This October 31st marked the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting the 95 Thesis in the church door in Wittenberg. We Lutherans get really nerdy about that.

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In our congregation children entering 3rd grade receive a Bible from the church. Then on Reformation Sunday I like to also give our 3rd graderĀ a cover for their Bible. Clara was pleased as punch to get hers.

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After lunch the kids and Daddy hit our church’s “Marty Party”for a little while. Crafts, snacks, a hay ride and of course some nerdy Martin Luther stuff.

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Last year on Reformation Sunday I instituted a family hymn sing and marshmallow roast which we all loved. For some reason this year, perhaps due to the celebratory nature of the 500th anniversary, I thought it would be fun to include some members of our congregation. We held it earlier in the day and left out the marshmallows.

2017-10-29 14.27.52We did have these awesome Luther-ific cookies though. Much easier and better looking than the ones we attempted last year…or were they?

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It was a blessing to have some of our members in our home to sing our great hymns along with us this year. A fitting way to celebrate the Reformation I think. We might have to do it again next year.

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5 Responses to “Celebrating The Reformation”

  1. Kaethe says:

    Such great ideas here! I love the idea of a hymn sing and marshmallow roast on Reformation Day. For some reason, our church here does not have any fellowship meal or activity to celebrate the Reformation (other than the beautiful Divine Service, of course). Other churches where we have belonged always did. We missed joining with our church family to celebrate.

    Our church school also gives all third graders a Bible. I think I know one Christmas idea now for my third grade daughter…

  2. Kristi says:

    The harmony of voices sounds lovely. Happy 500th Reformation!

  3. Aubri says:

    Hey Kaethe! Our churches haven’t traditionally done much either for this day so I’ve just created our own family traditions. I’m so happy that we had church members who were eager to celebrate with us though!

    Thank you Kristi! :-D

  4. I love the idea of a hymn sing! We may have to do that next year.

    Where did you get your little door to go with your wooden Luther? I might need to get one of those too….

    Lea

  5. Aubri says:

    Hi Lea, The door is from Hobby Lobby, in the wood crafts section, no crafting on my part though, just used it as is. Maybe one of these years I’ll get crafty and paint it or something? Maybe not. :)
    My kind Mama made the little Martin, a replacement for another Martin she’d made that went missing. He later showed up so now we have 2 Martins. I think I’ll make this one Paul Gerhardt instead. :-D

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