A special service, a “Reformation Walk” program, and a German-style luncheon are all part of St. Paul Lutheran Church’s celebration Sunday, Oct. 29, marking the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation.

The church is located at N4118 County Road AB south of Luxemburg.

It was in 1517 that Martin Luther began the Reformation with the publication of his “95 Theses.”

The celebration will begin with a special worship service at 9:30 a.m. that will include special music including children’s choirs from St. Paul Lutheran School and Sunday School, adult choir, and band.

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson will have a special message titled “Reformation” with the text from II Kings 22:8-13, 19.

Following the worship service the church will host a Reformation Walk. Participants will be stepping back 500 years in history and experiencing just a few of the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Reformation and learn how the world was changed forever.

Along the way, participants will meet some of the individuals who played a role in transforming the Church and the world. Participants will follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther. This special event is designed for people of all ages.

A German meal will also be served following the service until 1:30 p.m. The meal will include pork roast, sauerkraut, baby red potatoes, dumplings, cole slaw, applesauce, dessert, coffee and milk. The cost of the meal is $10, Children (5-10) $5, and children under 5 years are free.

For those who do not care for the German meal, there will be another menu option that will include a hot dog, macaroni & cheese, applesauce, dessert, and milk for $5. Takeouts will be available. Meal tickets can be purchased the day of the event, but it is appreciated if they be purchased in advance.

To register for the Reformation Walk and/or get meal tickets, or for more information, call the church office at (920) 845-2095.