Lutherans in Chattanooga will gather at Ascension Lutheran Church Oct. 29 to observe Reformation Day, and the public is invited to join them.
Additionally, Covenant College will host its annual Reformation Day lectures Oct. 29-30. These events are free and open to the public.
All four Chattanooga-area congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ will be present at Ascension Lutheran Church to recall the events of Oct. 31, 1513, when Martin Luther, a Roman Catholic priest and professor of theology, called for public debate on issues facing the church.
Luther's actions sparked the largest split and reform in Christian history, known as the Protestant Reformation.
At 11 a.m. in Covenant College's chapel on Oct. 29, "The Gospel-Driven Life" will be presented by Dr. Michael Horton, and he will also participate in a panel discussion at 4 p.m. in Sanderson Hall, along with professors Bill Davis, Jeff Dryden and Brian Fikkert. The panel discussion will be moderated by Professor Kelly Kapic.
Congregations participating in the Sunday service at Ascension Lutheran include:
—Ascension Lutheran Church in East Ridge
—Trinity Lutheran Church in Hixson
—Resurrection Lutheran Church in Ooltewah
—Christ the King Lutheran Church in Dalton, Ga.
—Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ in Chattanooga