500th Anniversary of the Reformation

The Southern District is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in a big way! If you have a special event to add to the list below, please send the details to d.olmstead@southernlcms.org.

 

 

 

 

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Luther Movie Nights

Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World
This film tells the rousing adventure story that was Martin Luther’s life, following his bold quest for truth – a journey that would reshape the church and the world. Hugh Bonneville narrates the 108-minute film. Revisiting the birth of the Protestant Reformation, the film is a must-see for every Lutheran. It was filmed in historic locations throughout Europe, and it brings the adventurous life of Martin Luther to life. It tells a story filled with political intrigue, kidnappings, and life-or-death showdowns. At the same time, it is a story that deals with some of life’s most important questions, including “Who am I?” “What is my purpose?” and “How do I get right with God?”
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Click here for the movie trailer.

Date: Thursday, July 27 (hosted by Immanuel – Bossier City, LA)
Time: 6:30
Location: Cinemark Tinseltown
Tickets ($11): Click here
Bulletin Insert: PDF file
Date: Thursday, September 14 (hosted by Lamb of God – Slidell, LA)
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Grand Theater Slidell 16
Tickets ($10): Click here
Movie Poster: PDF file
Date: Wednesday, August 23 (hosted by St. Paul – Hammond, LA)
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Regal Covington Stadium 14 Cinema
* Note theater change – the screening will be in Covington.
Tickets ($10): Click here
Movie Poster: PDF file
Bulletin Insert: PDF file
Date: Thursday, October 19 (hosted by Immanuel – Bossier City, LA)
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Robinson Film Center
Tickets ($10): Click here
Bulletin Insert: PDF file
Date: Thursday, September 7 (hosted by Trinity – Monroe, LA)
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Cinemark Tinseltown 17 – West Monroe
Tickets ($11): Click here
Date: Thursday, October 19 (hosted by St. Mark’s – Elberta, AL)
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: AMC Wharf 15
Tickets ($10): Click here
Date: September 30 (hosted by Atonement – Metairie, LA)
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Atonement Gym / Fellowship Center
Cost: None – This screening is free, and dinner will be provided by the Men’s Club
To RSVP: (504) 887-0225 (dial 9, then ext. 100) or email churchoffice@alcs.org
Date: Thursday, October 26 (hosted by Mt. Olive – Metairie, LA)
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: AMC Elmwood Palace 20
Tickets ($12): Click here
Date: October 18 (hosted by Our Redeemer – Clinton, MS)
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Location:
Cinemark Tinseltown Pearl
Tickets ($11):
 Click here

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Christian Concert Celebrating the Reformation

Martin Luther said, “Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through music.” St. Mark’s in Elberta, AL, is celebrating the gift of Christian music with Jennie Williamson of AriSon Records/God Is Great! Jennie will be singing in both worship services on Sunday, September 24. The worship services are at 7:30 and 9:45 a.m., and there will also be a concert at 8:45 a.m. This will be the third time Jennie Williamson has shared her music at St. Mark’s, and she is always a blessing to those in attendance.

Date: Sunday, September 24
Time: Worship Services – 7:30 and 9:45 a.m.; Concert – 8:45 a.m.
Location: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church – Elberta, AL

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Dr. Paul Maier Seminar: “Martin Luther & the Reformation”

Circuit 4 has invited Dr. Paul Maier to present a one-day seminar on Saturday, October 21, at The Village Church in Lacombe, LA. The seminar will start with registration at 9:00 a.m. and be followed by a special Reformation Worship Service at 3:30 p.m., where Dr. Maier will be the guest preacher. The cost is $10 per person, which includes refreshments and a Louisiana lunch prepared by The Village Men’s Club. An RSVP to Rev. Louis Bolt is appreciated, for a meal head count. (pastor@stpaulhamond.org)

A block of hotel rooms will be available for the Dr. Paul Maier seminar in October, which is being hosted by Circuit 4. The room cost per night is $89 at the Holiday Inn Express in Slidell (985-888-1990). The rate of $89 will apply to the nights of October 20 and 21. The deadline for you to reserve a room in the block is September 1. (The weekend of the seminar, there is a soccer tournament in Slidell so rooms will fill quickly.)

Date: Saturday, October 21
Time: Registration – 9:00 a.m.; Worship Service – 3:30 p.m.
Location: The Village Church – Lacombe, LA
Cost: $10 (includes refreshments and lunch)
Flier:
PDF file

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Reformation Hymn Fest

Zion in New Orleans is hosting a hymn fest in October, featuring glorious musical settings played on a new organ.

Date: Saturday, October 28
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Zion Lutheran Church – New Orleans, LA

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Reformation Service and Oktoberfest

Atonement in Metairie, LA, is holding a special Reformation service, followed by an Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, October 28.

Date: Saturday, October 28
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Atonement – Metairie, LA

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Reformation / Lamb of God Anniversary Celebration

Lamb of God in Slidell, LA, will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, plus the 20th anniversary of their congregation. On Sunday, October 29, you are invited to enjoy festivities for all ages, including wiener dog races, a German fair, oompah band, and great food!

Date: Sunday, October 29
Time: Worship – 10:30; Oktoberfest – noon to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Lamb of God – Slidell, LA

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Fort Walton Beach Reformation Festival

Fort Walton Beach is hosting a Reformation Festival on Sunday, October 29, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Highlights of the celebration will include: main stage live music, children’s activities, bounce houses, photo cut outs, marionettes, craft booths, and food vendors. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

Date: Sunday, October 29
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Fort Walton Beach Landing
Flier: Click here

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City-Wide Reformation Service and the World’s Best Lutheran Potluck

St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Orleans (Port & Burgundy) will host and join with area Lutheran churches to celebrate Reformation 500 with a special city-wide service. The event will be held at St. Paul on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. There will be guest musicians and a mass choir with vocalists from St. Paul and beyond. Following the service, there will be what is deemed the World’s Best Lutheran Potluck, in the basement and courtyard. The St. Paul Men’s Club will provide bratwurst, buns, and beverages. Everyone is encouraged to bring their best Lutheran covered dish to the event.

Date: Sunday, October 29
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: St. Paul – New Orleans, LA (Port & Burgundy)

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Mississippi Gulf Coast Reformation Worship Service

Circuit 14 is hosting a special joint Reformation Worship Service on Sunday, October 29, at 4:00 p.m. A light reception will follow the service. The service will be held at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Biloxi, MS.

Date: Sunday, October 29
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Good Shepherd – Biloxi, MS

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Celebrating Reformation 500 in Shreveport-Bossier

Reformation Music/Hymn Sing
Date: Sunday, August 27
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Noel United Methodist Church – Shreveport, LA
Bulletin Insert: PDF Flier
Please bring a canned food item to support Noel’s Food Pantry.
Reformation Worship Service
Date: Sunday, October 29
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church – Bossier City, LA
Bulletin Insert: PDF Flier
All the area LCMS churches will be joining together to give thanks that “It’s all still about Jesus.”
Oktoberfest Carnival
Date: Saturday, September 30
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Faith Lutheran Church – Shreveport, LA
Bulletin Insert: PDF Flier
Fun, food, and activities for the whole family!
Reformation Walk/Trunk or Treat
Date: Tuesday, October 31
Time: TBD
Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church – Bossier City, LA
Bulletin Insert: PDF Flier
Journey back 500 years to follow Luther’s path to Reformation, step by step.

 

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