Observing the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

A Year-long Series of Events Presented By

Christ Lutheran Church, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, Greater Grand Rapids Conference of the North West Lower

Michigan Conference, ELCA

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July 16th, 2017, 3:00pm –The Tookula Youth Choir from Minden Germany will be returning to St. Luke's for the third time to present a varied concert of sacred and popular music, with an emphasis on music of the Reformation. Featuring up to 60 young people from ages 12-19 under the accomplished direction of Thomas Wirtz, this exceptional choir performs with marvelous and unified artistic expression. Free admission. We will need housing for 60 kids & 5 adults.


September 24th, 2017 – Oktoberfest- a German style festival with music, food and fun!


October 2017 – Juried Christian Art Show (location TBA)


October 13-15th, 2017: A full-length musical stage production based on the 17th century religious reformer Martin Luther, whose struggle to understand God divided the Church, a nation, and the movement he never wanted to create—directed by Randall Burghart, featuring West Michigan actor Rodney TeSlaa and a large local cast. Venue TBA.


October 29th, 3:00pm—Ecumenical Joint Remembrance—a worship event being planned by the NWLM Synod, ELCA and the Grand Rapids Catholic Diocese. St. Andrew Cathedral Service will replicate the Lund Sweden service with the Pope.