Reformation 500 at St. Lucas

500 years ago a monk by the name of Martin Luther started a movement that would return the church to the pure teachings of God's Word and its central teaching of justification before God by grace alone through faith in Christ. As inheritors of Luther's Reformation St. Lucas is excited to celebrate this milestone event in the history of the Church and the world, and give thanks to God for his grace in preserving his Word among us.  You are invited to join the celebration by attending any of the events listed below.  For more information about the Lutheran Reformation please feel free to contact our pastors or visit

Reformation 500 Events at St. Lucas

Reformation Worship at St. Lucas

Worship during the weekends of October will focus on the solas (sola is the Latin word for alone.) of the Lutheran Reformation. The last weekend of October will be our Reformation Festival. It will be followed by a Reformation lunch in the school gymnasium.  At St. Lucas we have services every Saturday at 6pm and Sundays at 8 or 10:30am.

Sept 30, Oct 1--Scripture Alone

Oct 7,8--Christ Alone

Oct 14,15--Grace Alone

Oct 21,22--Faith Alone

Oct 28,29--To God Alone by the Glory

Reformation Bible Study Opportunities

During the 2017/18 school year it is St. Lucas' goal to study a majority of the Lutheran confessions.  Participants will be edified by the rich Biblical teachings that are expounded in these foundational documents of the Lutheran Church.

Family Bible Hour

Sundays at 9:15am

Luther's Large Catechism and the Augsburg Confession


Tuesday/Thursday Bible Class

Tuesdays at 6:30pm or Thursdays at 10am

The Smalcald Articles and the Formula of Concord

Lutheran Worship Seminars

To help further educate our congregation about worship practices and worship spaces, St. Lucas is offering a four-night worship seminar on the Wednesday nights of October from 6:30-8pm.  Each night we will ask experts in the field of worship to discuss the following topics:

Oct 4--Where do our worship practices and rites come from?

Oct 11--How did the Lutheran Reformation affect worship?

Oct 18--How do we use music, art and architecture to express faith?

Oct 25--Worship at St. Lucas...where have we been and where are we going?

October 31 Celebration

On October 31, 1517 Luther launched the Reformation when he nailed 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. These statements challenged the church's practice of selling indulgences to free souls from a so called purgatory. They reiterated the truth of Scripture that says souls are purchased for heaven by the sacrifice Jesus made for sin.


St. Lucas will be celebrating the 500 year anniversary of this world-changing event with a special hymn service on Tuesday, October 31 at 1pm. After the service, worshipers are invited to the school gymnasium to join our school children for a German style snack and a presentation about important places of the Reformation.  Pastor Henning  traveled to many of the Reformation locations in Germany this past summers and will be showing pictures from his trip.   

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Area Reformation 500 Events

District Wide Reformation Service

Sunday, November 5 at 3:30pm

Miller High Life Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Formerly Known as the Milwaukee Theater)

550 W. Kilbourne Ave, Milwaukee

Join thousands of WELS Lutherans throughout Southeastern Wisconsin to celebrate the blessings of the Lutheran Reformation at a special service of praise on Sunday, November 5 at 3:30pm

A coach bus will be leaving from St. Lucas for this event at 2pm. The cost per rider is $12. Please click here to reserve a spot on this bus.

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