The celebrations concluded with a German-themed potluck, complete with pork schnitzel.

Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation

Mission’s Mt. Calvary Lutheran Churchhosted a Reformation Fest

During the last weekend of October, Mission’s Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, located on Seventh Avenue, celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with a Reformation Fest.

The celebrations started on the Saturday with a guided tour of the Metzger Collection at Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, where replicas of artwork and artifacts of Biblical importance are on display.

The Metzger collection also has a special display on the Reformation because of the 500th anniversary.

During the Sunday worship service, the focus fell on the importance and significance of the Reformation.

Lorraine Nottveit made a banner, which was displayed in front of the pulpit, especially for the celebration. On the banner the basic principles of the Reformation, together with an image of Luther’s seal, was displayed.

The service started with a short video presentation on the life and work of Martin Luther, compiled by Debra Hansen. A men’s chorus practised the Reformation Hymn especially for this celebration. Pastor Leslie Kern proclaimed the message from the Bible and various other members of the congregation participated in the service.

The celebrations concluded with a German-themed potluck, complete with pork schnitzel (made on the spot), sauerkraut, rouladen, an array of traditional desserts and much more.

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