St. Matthew Lutheran Church

Freedom Through the Reformation

This week we celebrate the 499th anniversary of the start of the Reformation.  On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed a document on the “bulletin board” of the day– the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany– that listed 95 statements that would serve as “bullet points” for debate on the truths of Scripture.  Thus began the reform of the Christian Church of his day.  Martin Luther stood up for the Truth (notice the capital “T”!) because it was the very message of the gospel– that Jesus died for our sins and earned heaven for us.  That Truth sets us free, and when we hold to it, we are Jesus’ true disciples.  Join us in worship this weekend as we celebrate the Reformation and see how important it is that we still hold on to the Truth.