At our October meeting, we finalized the intergenerational program for Reformation Sunday. While we originally planned to do a program about the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation during the Sunday School hour and celebrate St. Stephen’s 250th birthday after the second service, we decided just to focus on the church’s 250th since another committee planned a program about the Reformation later that same day.
Our last special program to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation is a Reformation 500 Book Fair from October 29-November 11. Augsburg Fortress is offering 20 books about the Reformation at a discount of 50% off for our members who order through our book fair. Pastor Matthew selected one of these books as the topic for the winter book study so people can take advantage of the 50% off price. After the book fair, we get to keep all 20 books and add them to our library – they will be great resources for us.
The fall Bible study continues (Wednesdays until Advent – 10:30 a.m. at the church and 7 p.m. at Wegmans), a winter book study is approaching, a fall child protection class is scheduled for Sunday, Nov 5 at 12:15 p.m., and a First Communion class is tentatively scheduled for Wed, Nov 15.
Submitted by Laura Wills, chair