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Reformation Events

April 21, 2017
Luther Manor Tree Planting Service

Luther Manor is planning a tree planting service for Friday, April 21st in commemoration of the 500th year of the Reformation, and the 50th year of the Roman-Catholic dialogues. It will be an ecumenical service officiated by a Roman Catholic deacon and Pastor David Patterson. The service is an adaptation of the Lutheran World Federation service, “Common Prayer:From Conflict to Communion”.

In commemoration of these important milestones within the church catholic, Luther Manor is also making available to its residents, family members, staff and volunteers a 40-day Lenten calendar based on Luther’s Small Catechism that has daily activities, bible verses and suggested readings from Luther’s Small catechism for each day in Lent. A pdf of this calendar is available by contacting Pastor David Patterson at 414.847.5217 or
Location: 4545 N. 92nd St. Wauwatosa, WI 53225


April 23, 2017
Pere Marquette Lecture

Speaker Johannes Zachhuber, MA, DPhil, Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology, University of Oxford-Trinity College will speak on the ongoing relevance of the Reformation for theology today.
Location:  Marquette Raynor Conference Center, Beaumier Suite, 1355 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee
Time: 2 p.m.


May 23, 2017
Scripture with Scholars – Eco-Reformation: Bringing Grace and Hope to the Care for Our Common Home

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist

In commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, an ordained Lutheran minister and Professor of New Testament, Barbara R. Rossing, and a Catholic Franciscan sister and Professor of Environmental Ethics, Dawn M. Nothwehr, examine the call to eco-reformation and “eco-conversion” that stands at the heart of Pope Francis’ Laudato Si – On the Care for Our Common Home. Together they bring the wisdom and insights of three great reformers – Francis of Assisi, Martin Luther, and Pope Francis – that can assist us in our common Christian calling to respond to “the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” (Boff).

Printable bulletin insert
Printable 8.5 x 11 handouts

May 23, 2017
Scripture with Scholars – Laudato Si’:  On Care for Our Common Home

Dawn M. Nothwehr, OSF, Ph.D.  Professor in Catholic Ethics, Catholic Theological Union and Rev Dr Barbara R. Rossing, professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.
Location:  The Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, 812 N. Jackson St. Milwaukee
Time:  7 p.m.

SWS Flyer May 2017


October 31, 2017
Prayer Service to Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Location: Ascension Lutheran Church, 1236 W. Layton Blvd, Milwaukee
Time:  7 p.m.