We are celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation this Sunday, October 29 AND we are also presenting Bibles to 2nd graders during the first service (big day in worship!). This is a particularly timely combo of celebrations. One of tenets of church reformers and Martin Luther, in particular, was that the Gospel should be accessible to all. In Luther's day, the Bible was not yet translated into the everyday language of the people. The Bible was in Latin; Bibles were kept in churches and monasteries and read by clergy during worship services, which were also in Latin.
Luther's life's work was to translate the Bible into German, so that all could read, learn, and experience the stories of faith. This mission continues today, as we give Bibles to our youngest readers in language they understand.
Do you find the prospect of Bible reading or nightly devotions with your child a bit daunting (all those complex, tricky Bible stories!)? Come to the
Partnering with Parents Class this Sunday (details below). All are welcome!
Finally, are you a bit rusty on Reformation History? Click on link below.
It's a great, reminder-and-refresher video put out by the Presbyterian Church.
In shared ministy,