St. Anthony Park Lutheran notes 500th anniversary of the Reformation

It’s been 500 years since Martin Luther wrote the “95 Theses” in Germany. The winds of change were already blowing in the culture, politics and religion of Europe in 1517. Luther’s action led to huge debates and many changes in the Catholic Church and the birth of the Protestant tradition.

Sunday-morning adult forums at St. Anthony Park Lutheran, 2323 Como Ave., will consider Reformation topics in October. Classes will meet in the parish hall (inside the door on Luther Place across from the parking lot) 10- 10:45 a.m. each Sunday. Those present the first three Sundays will consider the chief Luther document used by the church for the last 500 years, “The Small Catechism.” Copies are available free at the church office beforehand or at the forum each Sunday.

A new study guide called “By Heart” will guide the discussion of Luther’s teachings. Copies of that booklet are available for $15 in the church office weekdays or any Sunday morning. All are welcome to the forums, whether or not they’ve purchased the study guide.

On Oct. 22, Dr. Kristin Anderson, co-chair of the art department at Augsburg University, will show slides on “Seeing the Reformation: Luther, Cranach, and the Reformation.”

On Oct. 29, Reformation Sunday, there will be two festival services with Compass Brass. Services will be at 8:30 and 11 a.m.

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