Halloween is also Reformation Day at St. John’s

Published 7:49 am Friday, October 25, 2013

St. John’s Lutheran Church is set for Halloween with its 10th annual Hallelujah Harvest Festival on Oct. 31.

There will be plenty of games and activities for children from 5:30 to 8 p.m., along with a meal from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m.

This year’s event is special, as church members will recognize Reformation Day. It was on Oct. 31, 1517 that a monk named Martin Luther took action to begin a debate within the Church about the teachings. Luther viewed some of the practices of the Church in place at the time as contrary to the truth of God’s word and putting obstacles before Christians in receiving God’s grace.

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As Lutherans, Christians who follow in the line of Luther’s teaching as derived from the Bible, St. John’s members will celebrate and commemorate Reformation Day. This year, in conjunction with the Hallelujah Harvest Festival, there will be a 4 p.m. worship service to open the event.