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New sign highlights Reformation anniversary

February 21, 2017 No Comment
Faith Lutheran (Desboro) declares the 500th anniversary of the Reformation for all to see.

Faith Lutheran (Desboro) declares the 500th anniversary of the Reformation for all to see.

Martin Luther as portrayed by Eric Weatherall.

Martin Luther as portrayed by Eric Weatherall.

DESBORO, Ontario – The Reformation 500 kick-off event on January 8, 2017 at Faith Luther Church in Desboro revealed a significant addition—Lutheran Church–Canada’s Reformation logo—to Faith’s church sign. It also featured the appearance of a special guest: Martin Luther (portrayed by Eric Weatherall) spoke about “How I Came to See the Light.” Wearing his Augustinian monk’s robe and cap, “Martin Luther” based his commentary on Habakkuk 2:4, “…but the righteous will live by his faith…,” and Romans 1:17, “For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written. ‘The righteous will live by faith.’” Members enjoyed the message and Luther’s greetings given in German.

Schedules for reading both the Bible and the Book of Concord in a year were introduced and explained by Rev. Brian Dunlop. Martin Luther quotes are featured weekly in the church bulletin for member education. Events are being developed using information and ideas from several sources, including those available at www.reformation2017.ca, as well as original committee and member submissions.

As the anniversary year continues, new information and invitations will provide opportunities for Christ’s people to grow in their faith as they grow in their knowledge of what the Reformation and Martin Luther gave to Christians. Special public sessions and outreach in our community will also be used to share our joy in the knowledge of our salvation and forgiveness in Christ alone. The congregation will continue in faithfulness and prayer, as encouraged by Lutheran Church–Canada President Robert Bugbee, as they move toward Reformation 500.


Bill King

Does your congregation want to include LCC’s 500th anniversary logo in your own work? You can download the logo files here. For more information and other Reformation related resources, visit www.reformation2017.ca.

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