This Sunday is a very special day in the Lutheran Church known as Reformation Sunday. In 1517 a young Catholic monk named Martin Luther changed the direction of the Church forever by posting 95 thesis (statements) on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany.
We will hear a bit about the Reformation itself but will also focus on what God did to begin a new covenant with the people. This is the Old Testament lesson for the day from Jeremiah 31:
The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the Lord. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the Lord,”
for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,
says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity,
and remember their sin no more.
The liturgical color of the day is red which signifies the Holy Spirit. So, wear red if you'd like and join the celebration!
See you Sunday!