There will be “power lunches” in September every Thursday from noon to 1 pm in the Organ Gym at Immanuel Lutheran Church. The format is just like the sack lunches at the City Auditorium except our very own Roger does the cooking! Free music and $5 lunch or bring your own!
In celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, Immanuel Lutheran Church will be showing the 2017 release of “Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World” on Sunday, October 8th, 2017, in the Organ Gym. Entrance and parking are off the alley behind 846 E. Pikes Peak Avenue. This movie has already been aired on the local PBS station.
The film follows the dramatic story of Martin Luther’s life: the massive lightning storm that nearly killed him, the bleak self-punishment of his time in the monastery, the corruption that unleashed his anger, his trial before the most powerful man in Europe, and the staged kidnapping that helped him escape the death penalty. This is a highly-visual documentary with elaborate full-scale dramatizations that were filmed in the castles, monasteries and cobblestone streets of eastern Europe. Dozens of historians from Europe and the Americas were interviewed, with a careful eye to ensure all sides of the story are represented. The film is narrated by Hugh Bonneville (“Downton Abbey”) and stars Padraic Delany (“The Tudors,” “The Man Who Knew Infinity”).
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.
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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!