Reformation 500 Speaker Series
Reformation Festivals 2017
REFORMATION 500TH ANNIVERSARY PLANNING TEAM
“Celebrating the Three Solas: Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone!”
For 500 Years: 1517 to 2017
Three District LCMS Reformation Festivals are planned in 2017 for the 500th anniversary. Below you will see the dates and places of these festivals. The planning committee is still hard at work and updated information will be posted as it becomes available.
A. The district festivals’ chairmen and coordinators are:
1. Western region - Mark Westcoatt and 3rd VP Greg Brown
Oct. 29, 2017 service at Trinity in Guymon
2. Central region - Gary Brandt and 1st VP Dave Nehrenz (25 Congregations)
Oct. 29, 2017 4:00 p.m. service at Messiah in OKC - Dr. Peter Scaer – preacher from CTSFW)
3. Eastern region - Scott Burmeister and 2nd VP Kory Boster
Oct. 29, 2017 service at Immanuel in Broken Arrow
With Reformation Day in 2017 falling on a weekday (Oct. 31, 2017 is a Tuesday), the date selected for the celebrations is Sunday, October 29, 2017.
Congregations and/or circuits will be encouraged to celebrate several other days leading up to the Reformation celebration such as:
February 18, 2017 (Luther’s death), and
June 25, 2017 (the presentation of the Augsburg Confession).
Travels with Reverend Tiews
Celebrate the Reformation where it all started
June 18-29, 2017
Join us for a Fun-Filled 12 Day Trip in Germany,
Tailor-Made for Lutherans
Dear fellow Lutherans,
Just to make sure everyone in the Oklahoma District gets the word, I’d like to pass along this information on next year’s exciting 10-day Reformation Trip to Germany. Luther, Reformation history, Wittenberg, Leipzig, Erfurt, Berlin, Neuschwanstein, Rothenburg o.d.T., Heidelberg, a Rhine cruise, and lots of fun all over Germany are calling! Our trip in June 2017 is now less than 18 months away and in the Reformation year 2017 many travelers are expected to visit the land of Luther. Because of the very high demand, we need your commitment at this time if you want to come along. Be sure to sign up quickly because space is limited! If you want to join us in all the fun and excitement, please sign and return the attached registration form (contains all info and financial details) by Feb 28, 2016. If you want to scan it via your smart phone, please send it to Lula at 918-859-7670. I am heading up the theological and historical part of the trip. My wife Lula has graciously agreed to take care of reservation logistics, so if you have any logistical questions, feel free to ask her (firstname.lastname@example.org). Lula and I look forward to your reply and, even more so, to traveling with you through Germany in 2017!
Blessings in Christ,
Rev. C.C. Tiews, Pastor