Easter 2

In 1633, the residents of Oberammergau, Bavaria vowed if God would spare them from the bubonic plague they would produce a play every ten years depicting the life and death of Jesus. The town was spared from the plague, and for the last 400 years the residents have been producing and performing their world-famous Passion Play. In 2020, St. John’s will be celebrating our 150th anniversary and will be sponsoring a tour to Germany, where we will not only have the opportunity to see this performance but also see many other sights in Germany important to our Lutheran heritage, including Luther’s hometown of Wittenberg. If you are interested in learning more about this once-ina-lifetime trip, please join usfor an informational meeting

on Monday, April 23 at 7:00p.m. in the Adult MeetingRoom. We will go over many

of the details of the trip as well as registration information. For those of you who are on the fence about coming, or want to view pictures and hear about the sights, please join us this Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Adult Meeting Room for “A Trip To Lutherland” presented by St. John’s disciple Elaine Birtch, who traveled to many of these sights in 2017. As we look forward to celebrating our 150th anniversary here in Springfield, we invite you to journey with us to the land of the reformers and the beginning of our Lutheran Movement.

Together in Christ,

Pastor Adam