Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and the Life of Martin Luther September 22, October 22 and October 29
Please join us on September 24 in the afternoon for the first of two special concerts celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation; featuring solo organ and piano music, played by our Music Director, Matthew O. Thomas, choral selections sung by St. John’s Choir, and chamber music. The program will also include the Hallelujah chorus from Händel’s Messiah.
All are welcome to the concert of music glorifying God and celebrating a special anniversary in the life of the Lutheran church. Put this on your calendar!
In our continuing celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation we will sponsor the Brandenburg Concertos by J.S. Bach on October 22 at 4 pm. Our own Kurt Coble is producing this performance that requires a small orchestra. This music is revered as one of the finest works of J.S. Bach. It is a must-see, let alone hear.
Both musical celebrations will require our financial support. To produce both of them will cost $10,000. We have received a $5,000 donation that must be matched. Therefore, we are asking everyone to contribute so that we can receive this money and reach our goal. We are calling upon everyone to be generous for these special events that will commemorate this 500th anniversary year. This concert will be open to our community to enjoy and to introduce them once again to our ministry here at St. John’s. We hope people will attend who have never had the experience of being at St. John’s before.
A third part of our celebration will be on Reformation Sunday, when we will lift up reformer Martin Luther in a very special way. There will be great music for this occasion, a special liturgy emphasizing the themes in Luther’s life, and there will be an actual visit to our church by Luther himself. You will not want to miss this Sunday.