500th Anniversary Reformation Hymn Fest at 2 pm – Followed by Octoberfest at 4 pm – Sunday, Oct 22nd

Everyone is invited to the free Hymnfest on Sunday, Oct 22nd, starting at 2 pm in the sanctuary!

Open to all, Immanuel Lutheran Church will host a Reformation Hymn Fest to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. In 1517, an Augustinian monk, named Martin Luther, nailed 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg church announcing his willingness to discuss the statements contained therein with representatives of the Roman church. Thus began the Reformation.

Several Colorado Springs organists will lead the gathering in historic hymns from the pen of Martin Luther. The audience will have the opportunity to sing these hymns by Luther. Other special music will be provided by Parish House Baroque. The Hymn Fest will take place in Immanuel’s sanctuary, at 846 E. Pikes Peak Ave, starting at 2 pm. Parking is available in the back off the alley and off Prospect Street.

Everyone is also invited to attend a FREE Oktoberfest dinner in the Organ Gym complete with brats, hotdogs, German side dishes, and beer (Root Beer that is!), following the Hymn Fest from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M.. Entertainment will be provided by Jim Calm on the Joel Kremer Theatre Organ, the largest theatre pipe organ in Colorado. Entrance in the alley.

After the Hymnfest, join us for the Octoberfest starting at 4 pm on Oct 22nd!

A freewill offering will be gratefully accepted at both events. To help us plan, please RSVP by calling 719-635-0150.

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Logo Signals 500th Anniversary of Reformation

Look for this logo to find special events to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

This logo takes many elements from Luther’s seal, which is the most easily recognized symbol for Lutheranism. It was common in Luther’s day for people to create a seal or coat of arms for their families, and that seal told the world what the family cared about or did for a living. It’s no surprise, then, that Luther’s seal was all about Jesus!

At the center of Luther’s seal, and at the center of the Reformation 2017 logo, is a red heart in the middle of a white rose. (The heart and rose together are commonly referred to as Luther’s rose.) As Luther explained in one of his writings, “The heart in the middle of white rose shows that faith gives joy, comfort, and peace. It immediately sets [the believer] into the midst of a white, joyful rose, not like the peace and joy the world offers. That is why the rose should be white, not red. White is the color of the spirits and all angels.”

At the center of that rose is Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Jesus is the center and Rock of our faith. He has been since He came to Earth in the flesh, and He still is today. The word “still” bears witness to the ever and ongoing relevance of this one, saving truth for sinners.

Go to Immanuel’s events page on Facebook to find events related to the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.

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Immanuel Lutheran Church is on YouTube & Facebook

YouTube Channel for Immanuel Lutheran Church of Colorado Springs

Facebook page for Immanuel Lutheran Church of Colorado Springs

Click on YouTube icon and you’ll go directly to our channel where you can find past sermons and special music.  Subscribe to our channel and you’ll be notified when new video clips are posted.  Click on the Facebook icon and you’ll go directly to our Facebook page.  ”Like” us and our posts will show up on your own Facebook home page.  Go to “events” and you’ll get up to date information on all the events at Immanuel.  Also on Facebook we post the links to sermons and music on YouTube.

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Immanuel Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs

Please join us in worship any Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Whether you’re out-of-town just visiting the area, are a seeker, looking for a new church home, or need someone to listen, come join us! We also offer multiple Bible Study classes both on Sundays after worship and throughout the week. We encourage everyone to dive into God’s Word — the answers are there!

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