Elim Lutheran to present documentary on Luther and Reformation

Friday , March 17, 2017 - 12:00 PM

JANAE FRANCIS, Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN — Elim Lutheran Church will host a showing of Rick Steves’ PBS documentary, Luther and the Reformation, at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, March 19.

The public is invited to the free showing, to be held in Fellowship Hall in the church.

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, according to information on the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America website. “In 1517, the German monk Martin Luther collected 95 points to stoke discussion about the corruption of the medieval Church. He then nailed his famous ‘95 Theses’ to the door of his hometown church in Wittenberg.”

With that small, symbolic act, the website said, Luther unleashed a “storm of change.” The site calls the Protestant Reformation the most important event in the last millennium.

The documentary was produced by the ELCA to help those interested understand the event and what happened as a result.

Elim Lutheran Church is located at  575 23rd St. in Ogden.

For more information, email office@elimlutheran.org or call 801-394-5543.

Sign up for e-mail news updates.