Saturday, 31 October 2015

Reformation Day

While lots of families celebrate Halloween, we now celebrate 31st October as Reformation Day. It is the anniversary of when Martin Luther famously nailed his 95 theses to the door of a church in Wittenberg, and sparked the Reformation across Europe.

We celebrate the good news of salvation through faith alone, not by works. It is a chance to teach our children a little church history, and also to rejoice in the gospel.

We had our tea by candlelight...

 and ate cake!

Michael then read the story Martin Luther, What Should I Do? by Catherine Mackenzie, and we chatted to the children about the Reformation for a little while.

It was all very little work - we even had a bought cake which I iced very hastily.

In addition, we make sure that we are prepared for any trick-or-treaters who knock with a bag of mini mars bars, and some little booklets designed to be given out at Halloween and which explain the forgiveness offered through Jesus.
For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed – a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith.’ Romans 1:17

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