Subscribe  |  Jobs  |  Contact Us  

Reformation Events

A special invitation from Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki, Archdiocese of Milwaukee, and Paul Erickson, Bishop of the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

On October 31, 2017, the ELCA and Catholic bishops of Wisconsin will gather with the faithful at Ascension Lutheran Church, Milwaukee to give thanks for the gifts received through the dialogues that have taken place over the last 50 years. Please consider joining us for this very special event!

September 17, 2017
500 Years of Reformation: A Hymn Festival with David Cherwien

Location: Mount Carmel Lutheran Church, Milwaukee
Time: 4 p.m.

Through exciting improvisations by David Cherwien and contributions from a large multi-church Hymn Festival Choir, we will be led into an unforgettable and moving musical experience. A freewill offering will be taken. All singers with church choir experience are welcome to sing in the Hymn Festival Choir. There will be one rehearsal: Saturday, September 16, at 10 a.m. at Mount Carmel. Register by Monday, September 11, to sing in the Hymn Festival Choir. Please contact Paul Kasten with your name and the names of any other singers who will be accompanying you:

September 20, 2017
Screening of ‘Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World’

Location: Marcus South Shore Cinema, 7261 S 13th St, Oak Creek, WI 53154
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Cost:  $10.00

Sponsored by the Cross Generational Ministry Team at Trinity Lutheran Church, South Milwaukee.
Movie tickets must be ordered in advance. Please follow purchase instructions at:

500 years ago, Martin Luther triggered a seismic upheaval that rocked the western world—with an impact that continues to reverberate to this day. This entertaining new film follows the great adventure story of Luther’s life, packed with political intrigue, kidnappings, secret hideouts, and life-or-death showdowns. At the same time, it’s a story about the most important questions of life, including “Who am I?” “What is my purpose” and “How do I get right with God?”

It’s a must-see for any lifelong Lutheran, and a chance to share the message of our Lutheran heritage with others. And the only place you can see the film is in Marcus South Shore Cinema on the night of our church’s special event, Wednesday, September 20th.

This is the first time in more than 60 years that Lutherans have made a feature-length film about Martin Luther and the Reformation. Filmed in historic locations across Europe, this movie brings Luther’s story to life with exquisite attention to detail. It’s a way to strengthen our faith by revisiting the birth of Protestant Reformation, and a chance to share that experience with others.

IMPORTANT: All tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased at a special web site set up for the screening:

October 21, 2017
Reformation Concert

Location:  Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Menomonee Falls (W156N8131 Pilgrim Road, 53051)
Time:  7 p.m.

In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Holy Cross Lutheran Church presents a Reformation concert with mass chorus and orchestra. This concert will feature a special arrangement by composer Dan Forrest of “A Mighty Fortress is Our God,” the hymn famously written by Martin Luther. This is the arrangement commissioned by the Concordia Choir & Sinfonietta of Concordia University, Irvine in honor of this year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The concert will also feature music by John Rutter and other well-known composers, as well as congregational singing.

All are welcome to attend.

Contact Information:

Michael Jacklin
Minister of Music
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
W156N8131 Pilgrim Rd
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

October 28, 2017
Reformation Celebration – 500 Years in the Making

Location:  Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, WI (9235 W Bluemound Road, 53226)
Time:  5 p.m.  (Program at 5 p.m., followed by potluck dinner)

Event is for everyone. There is no cost.
Expected attendees include Bishop Erickson and a special guest speaker, Martin Luther himself. For additional information, please contact the church office, 414-476-9411.


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.

See video at top of this page for more information.