FCCN Sunday Service Preview - "Reformation Sunday"

October 29, 2017
This Sunday Protestant Churches everywhere will be celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. A special celebration of this important date is planned for the service this Sunday.. You will not want to miss it.

Dear Friends,
Sunday will mark a very important anniversary in the life of Christendom in that it is the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation as it was October 31, 1517 that Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the door of the St Mary's Church in Wittenberg, Germany where he was pastor, that within weeks spread throughout Germany and fueled the Reformation. It all started over the Roman Catholic's practice of selling indulgences, or penance payments to reduce one's time in Purgatory, a state of the soul after death, prior to ascending into heaven.  This un-scriptual teaching was going to fund the building of St Peter's Church in Rome.  Luther was instructed to recant, but refused saying salvation was by "Solo Fide" or faith alone. He was excommunicated from the church and named an "Outlaw" meaning anyone could kill him without penalty. The Reformation soon spread to Switzland led by Ulrich Zwingli and John Calvin (whose theology fueled the thoughts of Congregationalists, Presbyterians, and Baptists.  You might say the Reformation changed the Christian world and pioneered the faith Protestants hold today.
Serving Him together,
Rev. Les Wicker, Pastor

Reformation Movement Music
Our Music Director, Tara Buonamici has researched music from the Reformation Movement, starting with Martin Luther and other reformers. The choir will share some of how the Reformation brought congregational singing into the worship service. Did you know that prior to Luther, congregational singing was not allowed in the service?  
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Upcoming Events!
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 6:00PM.
The cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child, Please sign up in the Social Hall or contact the church office. The Youth Ministry Group will be preparing and serving the Spaghetti Dinner. There will be a silent auction of baskets that each of the youth put together. 

Saturday October 28, 2017 at 2:00PM: Come join the fun during this year's Trunk R Treat and Fall Festival. We will have food for sale, pumpkin decorating, hay rides, games and a safe place for all the children to enjoy the Halloween festivities! Please contact the church office with any questions or if you would like to decorate your car! In the event of RAIN, the event will be held in Zilinskis Hall.

Morning Men - Come and enjoy the food, fellowship, and program.

You have been hearing the beautiful Christian music of Eirinn Abu as you approached the church for the past number of weeks. The well-known, talented saxophone player and singer will be present for the church service on November 12.  You will want to be present to hear this exceptional musician.
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