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Monday, December 24, 2018
3:00 p.m. Traditional Liturgy
6:00 p.m. Contemporary Christmas Worship
10:00 p.m. Festive Christmas Worship
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The finale of the Luther 500 Festival, was a performance of Luther the Rock Opera. What a fun and creative summary of Martin Luther’s life. After the show, some of us headed for home. Others stayed to further explore Germany. Before we parted ways, we chose our last Fruit of the Spirit – love. We have enjoyed this scavenger hunt and hope you have too. If you’ve missed any of the previous fruits, feel free to go back and add to them. We love to hear what you find.
Our last full day in Wittenberg, we challenged ourselves to a high ropes course. It was a lot of fun and we enjoyed the fellowship and team building the experience offered us all. We ate lunch with some youth from Oakland and even learned to felt. And.. because it was Day 8 of our Fruits of the Spirit Scavenger Hunt. We looked around town for the spirit of self control.
We have all enjoyed reading your comments about where you see the fruits of the spirit in the world. You may add your findings on our Facebook page at any time.
Today we visited the towns of Eisenoch and Erfurt. Eisenoch is the home of the Wartburg Castle where Frederick the Wise protected Martin Luther after Pope Leo X excommunicated him. It was also where he translated the New Testament. In Erfurt we saw St. Mary’s Cathedral where he was ordained and visited the Augustinian Monastery where he served as a monk and presided over his first mass. It was a great place to make us think about the Fruit of the Spirit – Faithfulness. We’ve be doing this Scavenger Hunt for 7 days and it’s been a lot of fun. We hope you will visit our Facebook page and share your fundings. If you find a different Fruit of the Spirit and would like to share it, feel feel to go back to that fruit’s post and share. We love to hear from you.
We spent the day in Wittenberg. It started with a tour of the Luther House – where we saw his actual Bible (complete with his notes and underlines.) Afterwards we toured the town on bikes. Of course we searched for today’s Fruit of the Spirit – Gentleness.
You can participate in our Fruits of the Spirit Scavenger Hunt too. Just check out our Facebook page and share your findings as a comment to that day’s post!!
Tuesday was a nice day – no travel. We instead were able to really get to explore Wittenberg a bit. We learned about Lucas Cranach (and his snake with bat wings,) toured the town of Wittenberg, and searched for joy in our Fruits of the Spirit Scavenger Hunt. We invite you to check out our Facebook Page and play along with us as we search for all the fruits of the spirit.