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Reformation Roadtrip

Reformation Roadtrip

Join us on a road trip celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and learn about the impact of Martin Luther on the historical and modern church!

Bishop Guy Erwin will carry Luther’s message all around the Southwest California Synod with a series of six paired lectures, presented on various Saturdays from September 2016 to July 2017.  For each session, the first lecture will be a “Getting on the Road” introduction to the day’s topic.  Lunch will be served, followed by a “Zero to Sixty” in-depth lecture about Luther’s teachings. Come hear one, or come hear all; the topic is different every time!

Each Reformation Roadtrip event will be held from 10:00 a.m to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per event, or $50 for all six. Please bring payment in cash or check the day of the event. Checks should be made out to the Southwest California Synod.

To make your reservations for one or more Reformation Roadtrip events, please contact Sherri Miller at

Reformation Roadtrip Locations & Lectures

September 17, 2016
Lutheran Center/Synod Office
1300 East Colorado Street
Glendale, CA 91205
Lectures 1 & 2: Luther as a Reformer of the Church
In-depth text: To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation, 1520

November 19, 2016
First Lutheran Church
2900 West Carson Street
Torrance, CA 90503
Lectures 3 & 4: Luther as a Reformer of Christian Life
In-depth text: The Large Catechism of Dr. Martin Luther, 1529

Afterwards stay for a concert featuring the Los Angeles-based Mühlfeld Trio! This group is quickly establishing itself on the forefront of new chamber music ensembles. This concert is part of the “Interludes” concert series, graciously hosted as a gift to the community by FirstServe Community Services, the nonprofit community service partner organization of First, Torrance.

January 21, 2017
Hill Avenue Grace Lutheran Church
73 North Hill Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
Lectures 5 & 6: Luther as a Reformer of the Sacraments
In-depth text: The Babylonian Captivity of the Church, 1520

March 25, 2017
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
6020 Radford Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91606
Lectures 7 & 8: Luther as a Reformer of Pastoral Practice
In-depth text: A Simple Way to Pray, 1535

May 13, 2017
Ascension Lutheran Church
1600 East Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Lectures 9 & 10: Luther as a  Reformer of Marriage and Civil Society
In-depth text: Temporal Authority: To What Extent it Should be Obeyed, 1523

July 15, 2017
Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church
1701 Fredericks Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Lectures 11 & 12: Luther as a Reformer of Biblical Interpretation
In-depth text: On Translating, 1530

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