SWD Listing of Reformation Services and Events

Benediction Lutheran, Milwaukee: Celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation the way that Martin Luther did “in German” on Oct. 15 at 1:30 p.m. at Benediction Lutheran Church, 8475 W. Fond du Lac Ave. in Milwaukee, Wis. For more information call 414-463-9158.

LWML Zone 11 Rally: Oct. 16 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 370 Bowen St. in Oshkosh. Men and guests are invited for the 5:30 evening meal and the 6:30 p.m. special presentation of “The Life of Martin Luther,” portrayed by historian David Wiedenkeller Luther. Guests may stay for the rally business meeting if they wish. Please register in advance by contacting Mary Lou Thur at thurlwml@gmail.com or 920-267-8311.

Choral Vespers celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and the 170th anniversary of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, U.A.C.: Oct. 22, at 3:00 p.m., located at 1046 North 9th Street in Milwaukee. Organist & Choir Director: Dr. John Behnke. Choir: The Trinity Choir and nearly 200 members of church choirs from throughout the South Wisconsin District singing choral selections that will include several new arrangements written especially for this service. Preacher: Pastor Hunter Hofmann. Liturgist: Rev. Dr. John C. Wille, South Wisconsin District President.

A Hymn Festival Celebrating the Reformation’s 500th Anniversary: On Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School, 1611 E Main St., Watertown, 53094. The festival will feature Dr. James F. Marriott, Director of Musical Arts for Concordia Seminary – St. Louis, a frequent composer and performer.

500th Anniversary Reformation Celebration Service: Join the congregations of Brookfield Lutheran, Grace, Menomonee Falls, Hales Corners Lutheran, Immanuel, Brookfield, First Immanuel, Cedarburg, Our Redeemer, Wauwatosa, and Shepherd of the Hills, Pewaukee on Oct. 27 at 7:00 p.m. as we remember, reflect, and renew! Celebrate with us in this Modern Worship Service with Communion at Hales Corners Lutheran Church A reception follows.

Milwaukee Area Festival Reformation Service: Oct. 29, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. at Chapel of Christ Triumphant – Concordia University Wisconsin 12800 N. Lakeshore Dr., Mequon. Rev. John Wohlrabe, Preacher; Festival Choir, Stephen Rosebrock, Director; Nicole Keller, Festival Organist; Mount Olive Lutheran Church Schola Cantorum, Stephen Rosebrock, Director; Peace Lutheran Academy Choir, Kathy May, Director. Milwaukee-area adult singers interested in participating in the Festival Choir should e-mail Stephen Rosebrock for more information: stephen.rosebrock@mtolivemke.org.

Sheboygan Area Reformation Celebration: Oct. 29 at 3:30 p.m. (preceded by a hymn sing at 3 p.m.) at the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts, 826 North 8th St., in downtown Sheboygan. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. John Wille, South Wisconsin District President.

Reformation Celebration Concert at First Immanuel, Cedarburg: W67N622 Evergreen Blvd, Cedarburg, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m., with Concordia University Chicago Wind Symphony, joined by the A Cappella Choir of Living Word High School.

Beloit Circuit Reformation Service: On Sunday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church will be holding a joint Beloit Circuit worship service to recognize the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 1850 Cranston Rd., Beloit, WI 53511.

Kenosha and Racine Area Service: On Sunday, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m., a Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving for 500 Years of God’s Gracious Gift of the Lutheran Reformation will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 510 Kewaunee St., Racine, WI 53402. Sponsored by Lutheran congregations in the Kenosha and Racine Circuits. The service will include a sermon by the Rev. David Petersen of Redeemer Lutheran Church (Fort Wayne, Indiana) and a Celebration Choir consisting of singers from area Lutheran churches – including St. Paul’s Lutheran Choir – under the direction of Arthur Preuss, Sr. Pre-service music will begin at 3:45 p.m. and the service will be followed by a dinner of brats, hotdogs, German potato salad, and ice cream.  All are welcome to join the service and are asked to bring a side dish to pass for the meal.

Evening of Prayer Honoring the Reformation: On Tuesday evening, Oct. 31, the actual day of Reformation, Elm Grove Lutheran Church will hold a Service of Evening Prayer at 5 p.m., in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. Elm Grove Lutheran is located at 945 N Terrace Dr, Elm Grove, WI 53122.

A Special Worship Service on Reformation Evening: The five partner groups that work together with the Milwaukee Karenni ministry will hold a special bi-lingual worship service at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31.  The service will be held at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 11313 N. Riverland Rd. in Mequon, and all are welcome to attend.

The five partner groups include the Karenni themselves, (who meet each Sunday at 11:30 AM), Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church (where many Karenni have become members and where they gather for worship), Trinity Lutheran of Freistadt (where many of the Karenni attend Lutheran Day School), Beautiful Savior in Mequon, and Faith in Germantown.  Special music from each partner congregation will highlight the service, and participants will include Daniel Reh (a Karenni student at CUW preparing for the ministry), Rev. Carl Lehenbauer (Trinity), Rev. Josh Rusert (Trinity), Rev. David Zeuschner (Chapel of the Cross), Rev. Philip Hillenbrand (Beautiful Savior) and Rev. Thomas Kaul (Faith). Pastor Lehenbauer will serve as the preacher for the day.

For more information please call 262-242-6650.

Special Reformation Chapel Service at Milwaukee Lutheran High School: In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, a special chapel service will be held at Milwaukee Lutheran on Nov. 1 beginning at 9:30 a.m. with pre-service music, dismissing at 11 a.m. The chapel service will run from 9:50-10:40 a.m.

“The Lord is My Refuge and Strength” Hymn Festival: Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 6817 W Center Street, Wauwatosa, on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m.  Sing the Reformation Favorites and celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Stay for dinner (noon) following the morning service and education hour.

Advent Aglow with Luther: You are invited to usher in the Advent season on Nov. 26 with the ladies of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 5327 W. Washington Blvd, Milwaukee, from 3:30 p.m. to around 5 p.m. with a bit of Luther’s wisdom! The program will feature excerpts from Martin Luther’s Christmas sermons. Call Paul at the church office to register at a table, 414-774-2200.