Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Lutherfest 500 -- Less than two months away!

If you have not written it into your calendar yet, book it now!

Lutherfest 500, the Reformation celebration in west metro-Detroit, is coming in just under two months!  

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On Saturday, October 28 from Noon - 5:00 PM, all are invited to Huron Valley Lutheran High School (HVL) for a day of fun, entertainment, fellowship, and an appreciation of our Lutheran heritage.

We will have a polka band, Die Dorfmusikanten from Milford, Michigan.  Check them out here.  

After all that dancing, you may be hungry.  Our food will be provided by Gary's Catering of Wixom.  Our menu will include bratwurst, hamburgers, hot dogs, German potato salad, macaroni and cheese, cookies, brownies, and chips.  Water, coffee, and soft drinks will also be available.  All of these will be available for a nominal cost.

There will be a Reformation Walk.  Take a walk to 16th century Germany!  This is a living history "tour" with costumed characters.  Each stop gives a brief overview of important people and events in the life and times of Martin Luther.  You can get an idea of what the Reformation Walk will look like here.  

If you are looking for more information about Martin Luther and the Lutheran Reformation, we will have plenty of opportunity for that, too.  Check out our Trivia Station which will test your knowledge of Luther and the Reformation.  Or visit our Quiet Room where you can read some of Luther's writings to see why we are excited to talk about him and why we would dare to call ourselves Lutheran.  Or sit down for a while and enjoy a movie about Martin Luther.  Or buy a book from our Luther Markt to take home.  The Luther Markt will be run by Northwestern Publishing House (NPH).  A sampling of what NPH might bring can be seen here:

Our Kinder Platz will be full of games with prizes and bouncy houses for the kids.  

After all of the fun and festivities, you will want to come back to HVL on Sunday, October 29 at 4:00 PM for the real highlight of our weekend -- our festival service in thanksgiving to God for the Gospel message of salvation.  This service will highlight the hallmarks of the Lutheran Reformation, the sola's, namely, that salvation is ...
          sola fide                    by faith alone
          sola gratia                by grace alone   
          sola Scriptura          by Scripture alone
          solo Christo              in Christ alone
          soli Deo gloria         To God alone be the glory!

While we say that this is the Lutheran heritage, it is all God's work and God's word and is intended for all.  All are welcome!  Tell your friends and bring them along.  

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