Reformation: Beyond the Red Sweater
Posted on October 24, 2018 | Posted by Pastor Daniel
I look forward to Reformation Sunday every year. We sing “A Mighty Fortress.” We read Psalm 46, a favorite of mine. And I get to wear my red sweater!
But of course, Reformation Sunday is about more than the red sweater. It’s also about more than remembering the life and work of Martin Luther, and it’s about a heck-of-a-lot more than lifting up and celebrating some sense of Lutheran culture, that tends to be a bit Euro-centric.
Reformation Sunday is a day to celebrate that God works through the church to bring a message of grace to the world. And, when the church doesn’t do that, God works through brave men and women to reform the church. Reformation Sunday is our chance to remember God’s working across centuries and continents through normal people like us to be the church that forgives and loves and sets people free.
So join us this Sunday. Worship is at 8:00 and 10:30, and at 9:15 Pastor Dan will lead a forum on Lutheran saints from Philip Melanchthon to Leymah Gbowee. Red sweaters are optional (but I’ll sure be wearing mine!).