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Event date: 10/28/2017 4:00 PM - 10/29/2017 12:00 PM Export event
Don't Miss the Reformation Celebration!
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Don't Miss the Reformation Celebration!

The 500th Anniversary of when Martin Luther posted the “95 Theses” is being heartily celebrated by Lutherans throughout the world this year, including the members of Good Shepherd. The festivities on the weekend of October 28 & 29, will include two BIG identical
worship services on Sunday at 9:30 and 11:00 (there will be no 5:00 Saturday service).

On Saturday, October 28, there will be a large, family-friendly party with a meal; craft activities for everyone; special Reformation interpreters strolling throughout the celebration to teach us about the Reformation; a display of Wartburg Castles (made of Legos!); and German music and dancing! Volunteers will be needed to help serve/host/clean-up at the Reformation Celebration. There will be one shift from 4:15-5:30 and another from 5:30-6:45 so that volunteers may also participate in the fun! (See p. 12 for more information on volunteering!)

The meal will feature a pig roast catered by Pit to Plate. The menu includes Smoked Pulled Pork, Smoked Metts, Smoked Brats, Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, German Potato Salad, Beer Steamed Sauerkraut, Macaroni and Cheese, and Apple Sauce as well as special German desserts prepared by our own members! (Brownies and chocolate chip cookies will be provided for those less-venturesome palates) Reservations will be necessary, but even if you don’t dine at GSLC that day you are welcome to come for the other festivities! The cost is $16 per adult and $4 per child (12 and under), with a maximum of $40 per family. Children under 5 are free. 

The Craft projects will teach participants about the Reformation. These will be set up in the Lower Level, and will be staffed by volunteers.

There will be a Contest to build Wartburg Castle out of Legos. Wartburg Castle is where Luther hid from those who wished to harm him because of his ideas about reforming the Roman Catholic Church. There will be age categories and prizes! We ask that you bring your castle to the celebration either during the week prior to the celebration, or, at the latest, at the beginning (4pm) of the Celebration. 

And, a Polka Band will be here to entertain and to accompany your dancing if you wish to polka!

Childcare will be available for children 3 and under in the church nursery. The whole celebration will end with a 15-minute hymn sing featuring hymns from the Reformation and beyond.

Please make your reservation now for the Reformation Celebration Dinner on October 28, 2017. Dinner will be served from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. You may make reservation by filling out the reservation form by going to this link.


Make Dinner Reservations 


Also you may pay online for your dinner reservation here.


Payment for Reservations 


Reservations must be made by October 18, 2017.

If you reserve and pay online for your tickets, there will be a will call table where you can pick up your tickets the day of the celebration on October 28.

Also tickets will be sold at worship the weekends of Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, Oct. 7 & 8, and Oct. 14 & 15.

If you have questions you may contact Pastor Pat at 891-1700, ext.111 or email her at pbadkey@goodshepherd.com.

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