Christus Victor

Making Christ Known

We are an Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) congregation growing in the likeness of Christ by:

Worshiping, praying, and studying God’s word;
Being together with other people; and
Acting in faith through words and deeds both inside and outside our church walls.

As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, you will find information about Martin Luther and others whose activities changed their world and established the Protestant faith as well as activities and classes listed here on this page.  Thank you for checking in and celebrating with us.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Martin Luther (the Movie) - Saturday, October 21, 6:30pm

This drama tells the story of the Reformation.  While there is no charge, tickets are necessary.  Please contact us at info@CVLutheran.org for additional information about tickets.  And oh, yes … there will be popcorn!


Here I Stand - Luther Exhibition: October 22 through November 5, 2017

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We are grateful to the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany’s office here in Chicago for providing and allowing us to display pictures and art that tell the story of Luther’s important historical role in the Reformation. Entitled #HereIStand, the pictures show the events of his time and his contribution to the Reformation and life in German in the 16th century.

 VIEWING TIMES: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8pm and Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 6pm. Requests for other viewing times will be considered.  Please contact us at info@CVLutheran.org for additional information.

 GRAND OPENING: 6:00pm Saturday, October 21, 2017 with a reception and presentation about Luther’s role in the Reformation before our viewing of Martin Luther, the movie.

 REFORMATION SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29: Join us for our 10:45 Reformation service.  The Federal Republic of Germany Consul General Herr Herbert Quelle will be present at the 10:45 service and will speak afterwards. 

 



TURNING POINTS IN LUTHER'S LIFE by Rev. Dr. Arthur Puotinen

A "turning point happens when a decisive change in a situation occurs, especially one with beneficial results.  As an introduction to the story of Martin Luther, Rev. Dr. Arthur Puotinen has highlighted the top ten turning points in the Protestant reformer's life and ministry.  To read more...


MARTIN LUTHER & MUSIC by Alice Dabelow

Martin Luther was born into a musical family.  As a boy, he joined a boys' choir and became proficient with the flute.  Later he became an Augustinian monk and struggled to meet the demands of a holy God.  It is said that he "fasted until his cheeks caved in."  He confessed his sins for hours at a time, but he soon began to see that man could not, even at his best, satisfy the Almighty God. 

To learn more about Martin Luther and how music played an integral part in his life as well as the Reformation...


THE IMPACT OF LUTHERAN REFORMATION ON AFRICA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN TANZANIA by Rev. Joseph M. Bocko, Ph.D.

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Africa is the second largest continent, home to 54 recognized countries and some of the world’s greatest geographical and cultural diversity with a population of 1.2 billion.  Christianity today is the fastest growing religion in Sub-Saharan Africa, outpacing even Islam.  Africa is a home to a young, vibrant and dedicated Christian community that is swiftly taking its place as a leader in global Community of faith.

To read more...