Reformation 500 all year long!

As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation’s commencement, we will be providing ways to learn about and explore the movement and its impact on the world.  Starting off with a documentary showing on Sunday, September 24th, with activities running through 2018, we will have many opportunities for you to participate.  Please remember to invite friends and family.  Martin Luther’s actions impacted the world’s history not just through his theological teachings, but in many aspects of society, culture, music, and the arts.  We hope you will share in this celebratory year with us!  Our Reformation 500 events this fall include…

Sunday, September 24th
11:15 AM in the fellowship hall

Documentary: Join us as we watch Luther & The Reformation, a one hour public television special filmed on location in Germany and Rome by travel expert, Rick Steves!  Rick Steves will trace the dramatic events of the grassroots movement that changed the course of history.

Sunday, October 8th
11:15 AM in the fellowship hall

Write Like Luther: Ever wondered what it’s like to write with a quill and pot of ink?  Me too!   Grab a set and some fancy paper during coffee hour on Sunday, October 8th. We will pass the writing utensils around so everyone gets to try.  Martin Luther wrote with a quill, so take this opportunity to connect with one aspect of his daily life!  All are welcome to write.

Sunday, October 15th
11:15 AM in the fellowship hall

In the Steps of Martin Luther: This summer, Rich and LaVinnia Pierson traveled to Germany on a Martin Luther Sites Tour.  Come for special refreshments and a conversation while watching slides from their trip and experience Martin Luther’s Germany.

Sunday, October 22nd
3:00 PM in the fellowship hall

Music In Los Altos, Concert #1: Los Altos Lutheran Church and The Albany Consort are planning another concert series again this year!  The first concert will be on Sunday afternoon, October 22nd, at 3:00 p.m. and will feature music indicative of the Reformation and Renaissance era with four vocal soloists, chorus, strings, recorder, chamber organ, harpsichord, music by Schutz Telemann, and Bach with settings of Ein Feste Burg (Martin Luther’s most famous chorale melody) and instrumental numbers.  Tickets will be available September 17th.

Sunday, October 29
10:00 AM Reformation Day Worship Service
11:00 AM Festivities & refreshments in the fellowship hall

Reformation Sunday: Each year we celebrate the Reformation at the end of October.  This is a special year to do so, and we look forward to it!  Come for festival worship on Sunday, October 29th and stay for activities and games centered around the occasion and fun for all ages!  There will even be a real printing press for you to try!  Make sure to join us.

And, wherever you go, we want you to remember to take Flat Martin_image“Flat Martin” with you.  Make him apart of your vacations, summer activities, and family gatherings.  Snap a picture, send it to the church office at and post it to our Facebook page (Los Altos Lutheran Church).

Click here to print out your own “Flat Martin”.