Reformation celebration events are happening throughout the NWD-LCMS this year. See below for a list.

For Synod events, please check the Synod website at

October 29

Circuit 17 Celebration. Sunday, October 29, 2:00 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, Stevens Point. The all circuit celebration will include congregational singing of hymns from our Lutheran Reformation heritage, a brass quartet and choir offerings.

NWD Merrill Circuit Reformation Service. October 29, at 2:00 p.m., St. John, Merrill. Guest preacher is First Vice-President of Synod Herb Mueller.

NWD Circuits 12, 13, 14 Joint Reformation Service. October 29th, 3:00 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bonduel. Rev. Dr. Carl Fickenscher from Fort Wayne Seminary. Mass choir, special music, banner processional, etc. The theme is "It's Still All About Jesus".  

NWD Circuit 7 Reformation Fest - October 29th, 3:30 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, Antigo, WI

Peace Lutheran Church, 300 Lincoln St., Antigo, WI is the site for a historic celebration of the 500th anniversary of the posting of the 95 Theses by Martin Luther on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. This Circuit wide event will involve all nine congregations to commemorate the events leading to the formation of the Protestant Church. A festival service beginning at 3:30 p.m. will include a colorful banner processional and clergy from all the Circuit 7 churches. In addition to congregational singing of Reformation hymns accompanied by brass instruments, there will be a mass adult choir, a mass children’s choir, and a bell choir. The guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Tim Roser, 1st Vice President of the North Wisconsin District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. The theme will be, “It’s Still All About Jesus.” A freewill offering is designated for the Synodical Joint Seminary Fund to encourage the education of men to be future pastors. 

Following the service, the festival continues with German food, including brats, German potato salad, spaetzle, sauerkraut and dumplings, sweet and sour red cabbage, pretzels, and root beer. After the service, children will begin their "Reformation Walk" by entering through the castle doors.  They will be given a passport which will be used to go from station to station to learn about Martin Luther and his times. At each station completed, children will be given a sticker on their passport pages. 

There will also be many educational activities and displays to help everyone learn more about Luther and his contemporaries. Participants will see a model of the Wartburg Castle and they will meet Luther and Katie impersonators. Due to generous Thrivent grants, all events are free and the public is welcome to attend.

November 5

Music of the Reformation - November 5th, 3:00 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau, WI

Poster with additional details.

Reformation 500

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