Listed are the services and events that are scheduled in the LCMS Ohio District in celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation:




July 2017

  • Patriotic Concert, celebrating Lutherans coming to America (Religious Freedom) on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 27993 Detroit Road in Westlake, Ohio.  Details forthcoming.

August 2017

  • Lutheran Community Festival on August 12-13, 2017.  Lutheran churches will hold local community festivals at their locations on the same weekend.  Details coming soon.

September 2017

  • Reformation Renaissance Faire – Coming to Central Ohio
    In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the posting of the 95 theses by Martin Luther and the beginning of modern-day Protestant churches, St. John's Lutheran Church in Marysville, Ohio will host a series of events, culminating in a Reformation Renaissance Festival. The event will be held in Union County, Ohio on three consecutive weekends September 23rd through October 8th, 2017.  RRF Info
  • Lutheran Octoberfest on September 8-10, 2017.  Outdoor festival located on Metropark property near Memphis Kiddie Park in Brooklyn, Ohio.  Beer tents, live bands, fireworks and a "polka church service".  More information forthcoming.
  • Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer, President of Concordia Seminary-St. Louis, MO will be preaching at St. Paul Lutheran Church 27993 Detroit Road in Westlake, Ohio on Sunday, September 24, 2017, in celebration of the Reformation.

October 2017

  • An Organ and Music Recital by Matthew Gintner will take place on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 2:00 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 27993 Detroit Road, Westlake, Ohio.  More information forthcoming.
  • Hope Lutheran Church in Akron, Ohio is presenting an exclusive, one-night only viewing of "Martin Luther – The Idea that Changed the World" on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in North Canton. After the film, join Pastor Jack Kozak for a Q&A about the film and Reformation. For more information and to get tickets, CLICK HERE
  • Dr. Martin Luther Drama, directed by Cory Bruaw, and Dinner Theater will take place on October 12, 13 and 15, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 27993 Detroit Road in Westlake, Ohio. Details forthcoming.
  • Everyone is invited to the 500th Anniversary Celebration of the Reformation to be held at Grace Lutheran Church (LCMS SELC District), 13030 Madison Avenue in Lakewood, Ohio on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 4:00 PM. LCMS Active and Emeritus clergy are invited to vest. Our guest preacher for this historic celebration will be The Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, Emeritus Executive Director of Lutherans for Life. A catered buffet dinner will follow the service. Children's and Adult Choirs from the SELC Central Circuit congregations, the Lutheran Wind Ensemble, The Bells of Grace and other musical groups will be participating in the service. For more information go to: or contact the church office at: 216-221-4959.
  • Lutheran Reformation Service to be scheduled for late October 2017 in Downtown Cleveland.  Date and time TBD.
  • Reformation 500th Anniversary Festival Worship Service on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 3:30 PM at St. John Lutheran Church in Dublin, Ohio. Central Ohio Circuits will host an area-wide Reformation worship service with Preacher Rev. Nathan Esala.  More details will be forthcoming.