OTHER REFORMATION EVENTS THIS FALL:
November 9 – 12, 2017
LUTHER, a play by John Osborne
Location: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 3022 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee 53208
Time: 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 3:00 p.m. on Sunday
Event Cost: $20; groups of 10+, $10 each
(Discounts on LUTHER are also available to those who attend Windfall’s WITTENBERG performances in late September and early October.)
LUTHER, by John Osborne – A play showing forth the brilliance and the anguish of the monk, the scholar, the man whose mind and heart drove him to say to all, “Here I stand!” Winner of Tony Award for Best Play in 1964, it still holds the honesty and clarity of the Reformation for our day.
This event is sponsored by Thrivent Financial, The Village Church, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, and the Windfall Theater.
The following event has already occurred – this information is for historical reference only.
Watch a video of the October 31st service here:
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!
October 31, 2017
Prayer Service to Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
Location: Ascension Lutheran Church, 1236 S. Layton Blvd, Milwaukee
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Please join us for a Joint Catholic-Lutheran Service of Common Prayer, “From Conflict to Communion: Together in Hope,” commemorating the Reformation and celebrating 50 years of Lutheran Catholic dialogue.
We’ll “lift the roof” with a 100 voice adult choir, children’s choir, and other choirs, musicians and speakers representing the diversity of our community. Our service is derived from the prayer service done in Lund/Malmo Sweden last October 31, led by Pope Francis and the leaders of Lutheran World Federation and attended by about 10,000 people from around the world.
This historic event marks the first Reformation centennial anniversary that Lutherans and Catholics have celebrated together.
Following confession and reconciliation we will share the peace, be fed by the Word, jointly confess our faith and make five commitments for our life together in the future. The service will end with participants writing and posting their commitments to “witness together to the mercy of God in proclamation and service to the world.”
All Wisconsin Roman Catholic and ELCA bishops will be present at Ascension Lutheran Church for this historic gathering. Everyone in the Greater Milwaukee Synod is invited.
Reception to follow.