Reformation News & Events

“These three things, study, prayer, and service, are important ways that the love of Christ can be shared among us and through us. We invite Lutherans and Catholics in our region to join in this year of commemoration, so that we may more effectively share the truth of the gospel with all.” 
— Joint Statement of Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr, Bishop Suzanne Darcy Dillahunt and Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton

 Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World

Presented by Epiphany Lutheran Church

Wednesday, October 18, 6:30 PM

Rave Cinemas Dayton South 16 – 195 Mall Woods Dr, Dayton, 45449
In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Epiphany will host a screening of the story of Martin Luther’s life, following his bold quest for truth — a journey that would reshape the church and the world. We need to reach a minimum of 85 tickets sold to hold the movie event. 

From Conflict to Communion Begins September 19

Epiphany Lutheran Church and St. Francis of Assisi have joined together for a series to discuss some of the big issues where Lutherans and Catholics are reaching a common understanding. The “From Conflict to Communion” document and an associated Study Guide can be found on line at the web sites of either the US Conference of Catholic Bishops ( or the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (

The Reformation: Catholic and Lutheran Historical Perspectives

A Presentation by Fr. David Endres, PhD, Dean of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary and the Athenaeum of Ohio and Dr. David Mengel, Xavier University Dean of College of Arts and Sciences and History Professor
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati and ELCA Southern Ohio Synod are sponsoring these events to understand the origins of the Reformation, our differences, and our growing unity in Christ.

Dr. Mengel will highlight the historical roots of the reform. Fr. Endres will speak about the reforming movement’s impact on the Catholic Church leading up to the Council of Trent. Both will also speak to our hopes for a future of greater reconciliation and unity.

Thursday, October 12, 7 p.m. 
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
7770 Beechmont Ave.
Thursday, October 26, 7 p.m. 
Peace Lutheran Church
3530 Dayton Xenia Rd.

 A Joint Prayer Service in Commemoration of the Reformation

Sunday, November 5, 7 p.m. at the Far Hills Campus
We are pleased to announce that the Southern Ohio Synod of the ELCA and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati will share in a joint prayer service in commemoration of the Reformation, hosted at Epiphany Lutheran Church. 
Visit for synod information about the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.