500th Reformation Celebration Services

Reformation Sunday, October 29, 2017

All Souls and Messiah will have a joint service on Sunday, October 29, at 10:00 am to celebrate and commemorate the 500th year of the Protestant Reformation.  As part of this event, there will be a pot luck luncheon following the service.  Please sign up on the poster in the narthex, and German dishes are welcomed and encouraged!

Prior to the 29th service, there are two events that will help you understand the history of the Reformation in both traditions.  You are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, October 5, 7 pm: 500 Years of the Reformation Speaker Series

Location: Messiah Lutheran Church
Speaker: The Rev. Louis Florio
Pastor, Messiah Lutheran Church & Dean, Richmond Conference of the Virginia Synod, ELCA

Topic: Sinner-Saints All: The dark side of Martin Luther & the Reformation

We will reflect upon common charges leveled against Martin Luther through this very day: 1) an angry, drunken German monk; 2) anti-women; 3) supporter of bigamy; 4) anti-Semite; 5) destroyer of church unity.

Friday, October 6, 6:30 – 8pm: The English Reformation 

Bring a bag supper; tea and coffee provided

            Location:  Atlee House, 9077 Atlee Road

            Speakers: Carol Sutton-Abaire and Sean Vail-Rhodes

Topic: Overview of the English Reformation

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