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500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation

October 29, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Lutheran Church of the Resurrection (ELCA) – 15050 S. Central Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452 will be celebrating the historic 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 11am with a community worship service on the lawn at 151st and Central in Oak Forest. There will be a silent auction, live music, a German potluck, and activities for children.

LCR has been observing the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation with a yearlong celebration that begun on October 30th, 2016.

The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Churches in the Lutheran tradition regard October 31st, 1517 as the starting point of the Reformation. It was on that date that Martin Luther is said to have nailed his ninety-five theses opposing the sale of indulgences and what he perceived to be clerical abuses attached to this practice on the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg.

The shaking of the foundations that reverberated 500 years ago from Wittenberg, Zürich, Geneva and many other places changed the fabric of social relations in Europe. This movement radiated out to other continents, influencing whole cultures and regions.

Part of our yearlong celebration was our Wellness Walk To Wittenberg (WW2W) which was a church wide event aimed at revisiting the Lutheran heritage, the Lutheran theology and the teachings of Luther via a virtual walk to Wittenberg, Germany. We began this journey on Sunday, October 30th 2016 on the 499th anniversary of the Reformation. We have been recording our steps each week and move Martin Luther across the USA and into Germany, based on the number of miles traveled each month. The total number of miles to Wittenberg, Germany is 4463. WE WALKED over 11,593 MILES to date!

We end our year-long pilgrimage with our Festival Service of the Reformation on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 11am. All are invited to join the celebration!

For more information contact us at 708-687-2170 or



October 29, 2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
(708) 687-2170


Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
15050 S Central Avenue
Oak Forest, IL 60451 United States
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(708) 687-2170