Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Happy Reformation story!

Today is Halloween and if you are Lutheran
it is also a big day its Reformation Sunday!
On October 31,1517
Martin Luther who started our church
nailed his 95 theses to the
Castle Church door in
Wittenberg, Germany.

It does occasionally fall on Halloween, well growing up we would
celebrate with an evening church service on this day.
That meant when we got home it would give us a later start
on trick or treating.

Well my husband is also Lutheran and his parents did not allow
trick or treating if it fell on a Reformation Sunday.
So they told them to go out the day before.
So every year we laugh about this story.

Phil said every house they went to trick or treating at
the people would tell them it's tomorrow.
your a day off and they would tell them we can't tomorrow
because we have to go to church.
I just think that is so funny, I wish I could have seen the peoples
faces with these two little nuts out early!
Happy Halloween!


  1. what a beautiful church ;0)x
    hehehe yes i bet some folk would look abit 'confuzzled' until he explained why.
    lovely family history to pass down x

  2. Your Church is picture perfect. If those precious little ones would have come to my house early for that reason they would have taken some extra candy home in their bag.

    Have a wonderful service and
    happy trick or treating with your little ones.

  3. Hi Heidi,

    Poor husband of yours! Wish you a wonderful service & happy Halloween!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  4. Happy Halloween to you, your kids AND your husband (poor little guy)! Hope you have a wonderful church service, too. Diane

  5. How embarassing for him!! So funny. I adore the snowy pic of the little church! What a pretty place.

  6. What a funny story, imagine the poor little fella wandering about a day early! I hope you had a wonderful weekend..

  7. What a beautiful church! and a very educational post as well.