Reformation 500

It just happened to be a Wednesday evening in the year 1517. The following day was All Saint's Day, a day on which many of the Wittenberg faithful would go to worship. And so Dr. Martin Luther chose that Wednesday evening, October 31, 1517, to post his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church. In so doing, he set in motion a series of history-altering events that we now know as the Lutheran Reformation.

This Reformation service on November 5, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. at the Miller High Life Theatre here in Milwaukee focuses on the core truths Luther expressed in his theses: Peace is found in Christ, and Christ is delivered to us through confessions and absolution. It is important for today's Lutherans to realize that Luther's theology was not fully developed on that Wednesday evening in 1517. Luther's "tower experience" - and with it a fuller understanding of justification by grace through faith - would not come until 1519. And yet, these 95 Theses express the convictions of a man who had spent many years futilely searching for peace and had finally begun to find it. Dr. Siegbert Becker called the 95 Theses "a triumph of the gospel . . . rooted in Luther's conviction that in the Scriptures we have the very words of God and that its promises are the promises of God, who cannot life and whose word cannot err."

Mark your calendar and join fellow Lutherans on November 5th as we worship together in honor of the 500 Reformation.

Please join Grace for these other Reformation-themed events:

Grace Bible Study Days: Reformation-Style
August 15-17, 2017

Three different Bible study series that offer insight and discussion into Martin Luther’s chief essays. Please click HERE for more details and to sign-up.

Movie Screening: Return to Grace
September 6, 2017

Enjoy a night out at the movies with Grace! Experience a private film screening of Return to Grace: Luther’s Life and Legacy at the Landmark Oriental Theatre in downtown Milwaukee. For more information, please visit Grace Downtown’s Facebook page.

Reformation: Grace, Faith, Scripture
Sunday Morning Bible Study
Beginning September 10

This 12-lesson study uses film clips from Return to Grace: Luther’s Life and Legacy to introduce important Reformation truths, including Baptism, Justification, Saint and Sinner, Vocation, and Worship.


Sundays @ 7:45, 9:00 & 10:30 am

Mondays @ 6:30 pm