Reformation 500

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Reformation 500 at Luther College in 2017

(Updated April 4, 2017)

On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the church at Wittenberg, Germany, and made the Protestant Reformation stick. That was 500 years ago! Now Lutherans are uniting with other Christians to commemorate the Reformation.

Luther College hopes to celebrate its Lutheran history and heritage, remember its namesake Dr. Martin Luther, and enrich the education of its students at both the High School and University campus, by highlighting for the Saskatchewan community the influence of the Reformation on today’s world. Here are some of the events Luther College is supporting and organizing for 2017.


January            February             March             April             May             June             July             August             September             October             November             December


  • New portraits of Martin Luther will go up at both schools (with plaques to mark the anniversary)
  • “From Conflict to Community” - January 19 – March 30 at 4:00 p.m. - Campion College, Campion World
    Join chaplains Rev. Sean Bell, Luther College at the University of Regina and Stephanie Molloy, Campion College, for a joint study of the Gospel of Matthew every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. from January 19 – March 30 in the Campion World (in the Campion lobby just before the Commons). This is for Lutherans, Catholics, and all of their friends.


  • “Table Talk” Speaker Series - February 7 and February 28 at 7:00 p.m. - Luther College at the U of R, Thorn Hall (Room 100)
    Everyone is invited to join us for a locally produced craft beer  and “Table Talk.” Each time a different faculty member or friend of Luther College will address a topic related to the Reformation for 20 minutes, and conversation will follow. This continues in March.
  • Luther (the film) - February 14 at 7:00 p.m. - Luther College at the U of R, Room 207
    There will be a special showing of the 2003 Hollywood film Luther featuring Joseph Fiennes.
  • Special chapels and TAG group activities begin at Luther College High School to commemorate the Reformation.


  • Luther (the film) Luther College High School. Date & Time TBA.
  • “Table Talk” Speaker Series continues on March 7, March 14 and March 28. Luther College at the U of R, Thorn Hall (Room 100)
    On March 28, Pastor David Kaiser debuts his one-man show “Luther.


  • Luther College Choir Tour
    The Luther College Choir Tour will include special music to honour Martin Luther and commemorate the Protestant Reformation.
  • Luther Bach Choir on Palm Sunday (April 9) at 7:30 p.m. - Luther College at the U of R
    The Luther Bach Choir will present a program featuring music of the Reformation set by  Bach, Brahms, and others.


  • The Luther College High School chancel drama troupe performances begin.
  • Luther College Home Concert - Friday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church
    The Luther College Home Concert will conclude with a very exciting rendition of "A Mighty Fortress is Our God" arranged by the American composer Dan Forrest. It will feature the Luther College Senior Choir, the Girls Choir, the String Ensemble, and a small brass band.
  • Impetus, Luther College's online webzine, will be published in May. Articles included will have a Reformation 500 theme.
  • Luther College recommends Rostand Tours trip to Luther’s Germany from May 11-22, 2017, led by Pastor Mark Hedlin of Trinity Lutheran Church in Saskatoon.


  • More Luther College High School chancel drama troupe performances.
  • Hymn Festival – Sunday, June 11 at 2:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church
    Martin Luther wrote 37 hymns! Luther College will sponsor this Hymn Festival for area churches, rural churches, and any Saskatchewan singers who would like to join us. Rev. Dennis Hendricksen will lead a very musical worship service with special presentations and local musicians.
  • Play: "Mission Potluck" Sunday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m. Rex Schneider Auditorium, Luther College at the University of Regina
    Luther College and the ELCIC will sponsor the presentation of a play, for the benefit of CLWR. "Mission Potluck" is funny, musical, and very Lutheran. Based on a true story, it brings to the stage the story of a Luther Ladies League's ill-fated fundraising efforts in Gimli in the 1920s. Student tickets are $15 and adult tickets are $25 and are available at the door, online at or by contacting the Financial and Conference Services office at Luther College. (Room 110, phone 306 585-5333).

July and August

  • Luther College recommends the tour of Luther’s Germany hosted by Pastor Dennis and Beth Hendricksen of Christ Lutheran Church in Regina


  • Luther College is commissioning a work of art for Luther College High School, and will dedicate it in September 2017.
  • Luther College will share with Canada Lutheran, the magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), what Luther is doing in 2017 to celebrate Luther and commemorate the Reformation.


  • Joint Campion College-Luther College Choral Concert October 22 at 7:30 p.m. Campion College at the U of R, Campion Chapel.
    Dominic Gregorio and Jon Achtzehner conduct singers representing both colleges, performing choral music of the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Reformation.
  • Inaugural Presentation of the Dr. Martin Luther Medal – Date, Time & Location TBA
    The new Dr. Martin Luther Medal will be awarded for the first time in 2017 to a Canadian Christian“speaking truth to power” and recalling the spirit of the Great Reformer in our own time.
  • Worship Service – October 28 at 3:00 p.m. – Trinity Lutheran Church, 1909 Ottawa Street, Regina
    A joint Catholic-Lutheran worship service to commemorate the Reformation anniversary: Together in Christ, Regina 2017
    Worship at 3:00 p.m., reception at 4:30 p.m.
    Speakers are Archbishop Don Bolen and Bishop Sid Haugen.
  • 42nd Luther Lecture – October 30 at 7:30 p.m. – Luther College at the U of R
    Dr. Nicholas Terpstra, Professor of History, University of Toronto
  • REFORMATION DAY Events – October 31
    Today will include re-enactments of Martin Luther posting his 95 theses, delicious Reformation cookies, and live television programming from Wittenberg, Germany at both the High School and University campuses.


  • Beer & Bratwurst – November 9 – Time TBA – Luther College at the U of R
    Everyone is invited to join us for the second annual Beer & Bratwurst party in honour of Martin Luther’s birthday.


  • Bach Advent Cantata – December 3 – Time TBA – Luther College at the U of R
    The Luther Bach Choir will be presenting a Bach Advent Cantata with instruments, in place of the usual Advent Service of Lessons & Carols.
  • Candlelight Service – December 10 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Luther College High School
    The service will feature some Lutheran Christmas music.


  • Luther College High School
    • Pastor David Peterson at Luther College High School (LCHS) will be including Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation in his planning for Chapel for 2017. This will include music and drama performances by LCHS choral students and drama students.
    • Luther College High School will continue to respond to the ELCIC Reformation Challenges through the activities of its SRC.
  • Luther College at the U of R
    • Plan and support Reformation 500 events for rural churches
    • Participate in events with Campion College, and other events for Christian unity

Reformation 500 Anniversary complete events listing (PDF)

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