Lutheran Church to celebrate 500th anniversary of Protestant Reformation Oct. 3, 7

September 28, 2017

Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Rehoboth Beach will mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with two events which are open to the public.

A screening and discussion of “Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World,” will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Cinema Art Theater on Dartmouth Drive behind Wawa in Lewes. This new film follows the great adventure story of Luther's life, packed with political intrigue, kidnappings and life-or-death showdowns. At the same time, it's a story about the most important questions of life, including "Who am I?" "What is my purpose?" and "How do I get right with God?" Filmed in historic locations across Europe, this movie brings Luther's story to life with exquisite attention to detail. Seating is limited. All tickets are free but must be reserved in advance by calling Kelley at the church office, 302-227-3066.

A film, discussion, Oktoberfest dinner, hymn sing and concert will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Rehoboth. A program about the significance of Martin Luther's nailing of the 95 theses to the doors of the Castle Church in 1517 will begin at 3 p.m. A documentary film from Rick Steves will highlight the sights of Luther's time in Germany. An Oktoberfest-style dinner is set for 5 to 7 p.m. A concert and hymn sing featuring choir members and handbell choirs from area churches will be held from 7 to 9 p.m.

Dinner tickets cost $15, which includes a choice of Bratwurst with German potato salad or schnitzel and spätzle, tossed salad, dessert and a drink. Children under 12 are admitted free. Guests may attend any or all parts of the event. Tickets are only required for the dinner. To purchase dinner tickets, call 302-227-3066.