Luther & The Reformation

Intergenerational Sunday School

Growing In Faith Together

Intergenerational learning means all ages from the youngest to oldest in our community Growing In Faith Together — from and with each other. For the month of October we will be explore Luther and the Reformation from the perspective of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) tag line, “Always being made new.” What does it mean that we are “Always being made new.”? How is God forming and reforming us our community of faith, Gloria Dei, and the Church at large?  Online video links and ideas for engaging with the lesson content are below.

Sunday Morning In Person Sunday School Schedule:
Schedule times are approximate and will adjust to accommodate the flow of worship. 

10:00 – 10:10 Fellowship Time
10:10 – 10:25 Presentation – Fireside Room 
10:25 – 10:45 Response Time – Various locations 
10:45 – 11:00 Fellowship Time

We look forward to learning with you!

Questions, ideas, feedback?  Please contact Deacon Beth or Deacon Justin.

Luther and the Reformation Resources:
Videos: Geared toward Children

The Story of Martin Luther – Playmobil Annimation by Go Chatter

Martin Luther According to Kids – Please preview before showing to your children and decide if this is right for you. 

Luther and the Protestant Reformation:  Crash Course World History #218  – For older kids, youth, and adults. Really well done. 

The Luther Rose Kid’s Message – Good one!  Reformation Lutheran Church – Pr. Mari Larson

 Presiding Bishop Eaton’s Light up Luther’s Rose

Videos: Geared toward Youth and Adults

Rick Steves’ Luther and the Reformation 

How the Reformation Shaped Your WorldMartin Luther:  Great Translators of the Bible

Martin Luther, the 95 Theses and the Birth of the Protestant Reformation

Forgotten Luther:  Reclaiming the Social-Economic Dimension of the Reformation video series.

Origins from Martin Luther: Seeds of Reformation with Alec Ryrie   

Reformation Roots Video Clips from Select Learning, offering ELCA seminary classes online. These clips are free to watch.

Books: Geared toward Children

The Life of Martin Luther by Agostino Traini – A pop up book from Beaming Books Publishing (ELCA)

The Life of Martin Luther by Agostino Traini – First Look VideoMartin Luther:  Man Who Changed the Word by Paul Maier Concordia Publishing House


The Life of Martin Luther Pop Up Card – This is a how to design your own card. 

Pop up page from The Life of Martin Luther  – This is a print out of the pop up page from the book to create your own. 

How to Make a Paper Cut Out of Luther’s Rose Seal

Deacon Beth’s “Being Lutheran” Pinterest Board – Lots of ideas for crafts, art, games, celebrations, learning, and background info on Luther and the Reformation.

Luther’s Rose Seal Coloring Sheet  

Luther’s Five Solas:  (Sola = Alone) 

Faith Alone

Scripture Alone

Grace Alone

Christ Alone

Glory to God Alone

Luther’s Rose for Kids Project

St. John’s Kids: Luther’s Seal

Bible Verses:

These are great ones to look up, underline, and think about.  Encourage children second grade and older to find these verses in their Bibles. 

Ephesians 2:8  For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.

Romans 5:1   Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Psalm 46:1  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 46:10  Be still and know that I am God.

Luther’s Rose Seal

Cross – Christ is at the center of our lives.  Represents Jesus love and how we are saved by our faith — by believing in God.  There is nothing we an do to earn this. We are saved because God loves us. (We say this is by God’s grace.)

Red Heart – God’s love.

White Rose – Joy and Peace and Hope – not of this world but from God.

Blue Sky –  We look to our heavenly future joy with God, and yet God is all around us here on earth as well.  The sky touches the land and goes up farther than we can see.

Gold Ring – God is forever and God’s love has no end.  Luther thought of the most precious of metals and used gold to represent God and God’s love forever. 

Moments with Marty

A resource from Christ the King Lutheran Church in Holliston, MA.

Moments with Marty is a series of bulletin inserts celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation found at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Holliston, MA.  From January until Reformation Sunday, October 30, 2017 they had an insert in each week’s bulletin with interesting facts about Martin Luther, the origins of Lutheran theology, our worship practices, creeds and more.

​Researched and written for the average lay person by their own Al Jesness, in an effort to provide some background and information about the reluctant founder of the Lutheran church and the Reformation as a whole. The entire series of Moments with Marty is available to read or download.  To help direct you to a week or a topic, they are indexed so you can click on the topic and it will take you to it.  

Moments with Marty Complete Collection 

Other Links related to the Reformation:

Martin Luther’s 95 Theses

ELCA 500 Luther’s Catechism and Other Educational Resources

Luther’s Small Catechism

Luther’s Large Catechism

Nicene Creed

Athanasian Creed

50 Things You May Not Know About the Reformation 

The Augsburg Confession