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500th Reformation

Reformation Commemoration

Special Events:

Movie Night:  Martin Luther.  The Idea that Changed the World.   This “Docu-drama” explains the events of the Reformation with commentary by both Lutheran and Roman Catholic scholars.  It is suitable for all who are high school students and older.  We will watch the movie with movie snacks (popcorn, candy, etc.) and afterwards the priests and pastors of St. Pius and Trinity will hold a Question and Answer session.  Special Thanks to Thrivent Financial for Lutherans who provided a grant to offset some of the costs of this event.

Monday, September 18 th, 7 PM in Trinity’s Gymnasium


Where do we go from here? A 2 part series on the Reformation

This fall Trinity Lutheran Church and St. Pius X Catholic Church are sponsoring two presentations by 2 scholars, one from each tradition, on the significance of the Reformation.  After 500 years, what does it mean for us today and what happens now for our churches?  Each presentation will last about 45 minutes, followed by Q & A and a time for fellowship.  Both nights are open to the community and fitting for all who are high school students and older.


“A Catholic Bishop’s Look at the Reformation.”  Bishop Kevin Rhoades, Bishop of the Diocese Ft. Wayne/South Bend Diocese.    Monday, October 23rd, 7 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church.  


“A Lutheran Theologian’s Look at the Reformation.”   Dr. Rick Stuckwisch, Pastor of Emmaus Lutheran Church, South Bend and 1st Vice-President of the Indiana District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.  Monday, November 13th, 7 PM at St. Pius X Catholic Church.



Circuit Reformation Festival Eucharist

On Sunday, November 5th, 4 pm, the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod congregations from our area will gather together for a festival Eucharist. Come for special music, including pieces from Martin Luther’s 1526 Deutsche Messe (German Mass).  Our District President, Pr. Dan May, is our guest preacher.

Sermon Series:

This I Believe:  As we commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and celebrate “The Year of Faith” this 6 week series (Sept. 16/17 - Oct. 21/22) will look at the faith we believe.  Summarized in the Apostles’ Creed and explained in Luther’s Small Catechism we will look in depth at the foundational Christian teaching about who God is and what He has done for us.   


Bible Study:

The Heart of the Reformation: Core Teachings and Issues of the Reformation and How They Affect Us Today.  As we commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation this fall, this class taught by Trinity’s pastors will explore the biblical teachings of the Reformers, the issues they were addressing in their day, and what this means for us today.  Begins September 10, 10:30-11:15am