The legend goes that on October 31, 500 years ago, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. The list denounced the sale of indulgences (which promised the forgiveness of sin and swift passage to heaven) and was to be a basis for discussion on the topic. This is frequently seen as the pivotal catalyst for the Protestant Reformation.
We will commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation this Sunday with Johann Sebastian Bach’s Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild, which was first performed at a Reformation Festival on October 31, 1725. This is a wonderful day to bring friend and music lovers to worship as our own chancel choir is joined by members of the Georgia Tech Chamber Choir and professional instrumentalists from around Atlanta.
We will also celebrate All Saint’s Sunday with the ringing of the bell and prayers to remember the joining of Dixie Scott, Marion Vaughn, Kathleen Clayton, and Hughlon O’Neal to the great cloud of witnesses in the church triumphant.
- Sunday’s scripture – Isaiah 6:1-13
- Worship Focus – “Called to Raise our Voices”
I anxiously await the opportunity to worship with you as we glorify God with music that I’m pretty sure the angels sing along with.
See you in the pews,