Welcome to the Web site of The Evangelical Lutheran Church Of The Reformation, Toledo, Ohio
DON’T FORGET TO SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH.
FAMILY FUN NIGHT
Saturday, March 10. 2018 from 6:00 – whenever
This Saturday evening we will have our monthly Family Dinner/Fun Night. Fun Night is open to everyone in the church and the community, of all ages. This month our dinner will be Sloppy Joes, with desserts and sides. You are encouraged to bring a snack, a side dish, a dessert or beverage, whether for your family or the group as a whole. After dinner the fun begins. People will be bringing games they enjoy, such as board games, card games, or any type of game. You are welcome to bring a game your family enjoys. This is always a very enjoyable evening for those who attend. Please plan on coming. There’s plenty for all.
Lenten and Holy Week Schedule
Lent 2018 began on Ash Wednesday, February 14th, and continues until Easter Sunday, April 1st, 2018. Below is a listing of special services and times for both Reformation and Bethany Lutheran Churches, from today, March 8th through Easter. The word “Alleluia” disappears from the worship service, as it means “Praise the Lord”
Wednesday, March 14th, 7:15 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church (soup supper begins at 6:00)
Wednesday, March 21st, 7:15 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church (soup supper begins at 6:00)
Palm Sunday, March 25th, 9:00 a.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church, special service with choir and brass ensemble.
Maundy Thursday, March 29th, 7:00 p.m. at Reformation, special service commemorating the evening Jesus washed the feet of His disciples and the Last Supper.
Good Friday, March 30th, 7:00 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church. special service commemorating the death of Christ on the Cross. Very solemn.
Easter Vigil, Saturday, March 31st, 7:30 p.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church, one of the most treasured and most important Christian tradition, the first official celebration of Easter. The service begins in the darkness left at the Good Friday service and ends in the beloved Light of the Risen Christ. If you have never attended this service, you are welcome to join us this year. It is an extremely moving service. As a side note, there is no regular Saturday evening worship service this day.
April 1st, 9:00 a.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church, the Easter Festival Worship Service. The word “Alleluia” returns, at long last, to be said as our Lord has Risen from the Dead, saving every sinner from a certain death and suffering. The choir will sing several anthems, the Reformation Brass Ensemble will play, and there will be much pomp and circumstance during the service. We end with the choir, and everyone who knows the song, singing the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah. Everyone is welcome to join our congregation in celebrating Easter. The Easter Service at Bethany will be at 10:45 a.m.
Everyone is welcome to worship on Saturday evening at 4:00 pm and on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am.
Our website has been recently updated, please see our news page for the latest news including a link to our Monthly Calendar and the church newsletter the News and Views.
Also please visit our newest page, “‘Tis the Season” where we be exploring and explaining each part of the Christian church year. You can find that here, Tis the Season
We have also added an “Events Page” where you can find a listing, with details, of not only those events happening at Reformation, but throughout the community. Upcoming Events
Worship Service Times:
Saturday Evenings at 4:00 in the Chapel
Sundays at 9:00am
Office hours: Mon & Wed, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fri – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
4543 Douglas Rd., Toledo, Ohio 43613
Visitors: What To Expect:
We are excited to worship God with you! Every week we gather to remember God’s amazing love for us and to hear and receive Jesus’ forgiveness and peace. During each worship service, we share together in the wonder of the Good News of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection through singing, the reading of scripture, and preaching. Each week we receive the sacrament of Holy Communion, and all people who are baptized and believe in Christ’s real presence are welcome at our Lord’s Table.
Parking is available in the rear of the church. The church is completely handicapped accessible. Greeters will direct you to the sanctuary and other facilities. We look forward to your visit.