ASHEBORO — St. John’s Lutheran Church, 505 S. Park St., Asheboro, invites the community to worship in preparation for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on Tuesday, Oct. 31.


On Sunday, at 10 a.m., the Rev. Doug Hefner will take on the role of Martin Luther through a monologue sermon. Dressed in a black robe with a scholar’s hat that Luther often wore, “Martin Luther” will share his journey of faith and insights into Scripture that led him to call for reform of the Catholic Church of his day.


Each Sunday through Oct. 29, when the Reformation Sunday celebration service will be, Pastor Hefner will use the sermon time to highlight the biblical insights, theology, history and important people of the Reformation.


Special events offered by the congregation include a Reformation book display and sale with discounts and free shipping; Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 5-7 p.m.; Bible studies on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; and showing of the new Luther movie, “The Big Idea that Changed the World.”


For more information about these events, visit www.stjohnsasheboro.org and Facebook.