PORT CLINTON – On Saturday, July 29, about 20 churches within the Northwest Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation by participating in the “NWOS Reformation 500 Crawl.”
During the Crawl, the churches will host open house events where visitors can learn about a wide variety of topics related to the history of the Lutheran faith, such as Reformation art and stained glass windows. One church will offer tours of a brewery and another will offer tours of a historical cemetery.
Locally, Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Port Clinton and Solomon Lutheran Church in Woodville will participate.
The open house at St. John Lutheran will focus on the companion synod relationship between its sister church, St. John at the Bay in Put-in-Bay, and the Slovak Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Augsburg Confession in Serbia.
“One of the pieces of that (Put-in-Bay) mission has been to develop and celebrate the partnership with the (church) located in Serbia,” said Pastor Jim Lehman of St. John.
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