Grace Lutheran Church To Host Screening of ‘Luther’

BETHELHEM — Grace Lutheran Church, located at 16 Ridgecrest Road in Bethlehem, will present a big screen showing of Rick Steve’s one-hour PBS Special “Luther” at 2;30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20 in the congregation’s Fellowship Hall.

The documentary about the life of Martin Luther was filmed on location in Germany and Rome, and traces the life and times of 16th century reformer Martin Luther and the movement that changed history. It is narrated by Rick Steves, the popular author, travel authority, and host of PBS television’s Travels in Europe with Rick Steves.

The one-hour film presentation is a part of the 2015-2018 Road to Reformation activities in Ohio Valley Lutheran churches in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s fundamental role in the reformation of the church. The presentation will be accompanied by an ice cream social in Grace Church’s Fellowship Hall co-hosted by St. Mark’s and St. Paul’s Lutheran Churches. Doors will open at 2 p.m. for ice cream. The public is invited to attend.

There is no charge for admission, however a free-will offering will be taken as a birth gift for the Betroka Synod (district) in Madagascar, the newest companion synod of the West Virginia/Western Maryland Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Since breaking off administratively from the Betioki Synod in 2013, the Betroka Synod has grown by 25 percent, making it one of the fastest growing Lutheran churches in the world.