Exeter’s Trinity Lutheran Church holds service on the who and what that changed church history
Submitted by Ron Hull
EXETER – Five hundred years ago, on October 31, 1517, Martin Luther is said to have nailed his “95 Theses” to the Wittenberg, Germany church door. He wanted to have a discussion about practices in his (Catholic) church which he felt were not good, particularly the sale of “indulgences.” For a fee one could hasten the departure from purgatory his “sinner” friends and relatives who were not yet ready to enter the heavenly realms. Purgatory was a place of purging or purifying one of his sins.
Luther’s views were not welcomed by the powers that be at the time and that eventually led to the evolvement of the “Protestant Reformation.” This Halloween (“All Hallows’ Eve”) will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
Fitting in with that theme, this year’s 5th Sunday night community church service, October 29, will be at Trinity Lutheran Church. It will be a good time to learn more about whom and what changed the course of church history. Pastor Joel Luckemeyer, the church’s new pastor, and his congregation will host the event which will begin at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterward. The Exeter Ministerial Association sponsors the 5th Sunday night community meetings to encourage unity among believers in Christ.