Top of the Valley – Luther 500

promo poster Luther 500 Top of the Valley final
On October 22nd, a special worship service will be held at Lobethal Lutheran Church, followed by lunch and afternoon fellowship.
Top of the Valley – Luther 500 is a collaborative effort aiming to bring together Birdwood, Lobethal, Spring Head & Woodside Lutheran Churches, in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the reformation of the church.

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Dress up!

Everyone is encouraged to dress up in period clothing – such as monks, peasants or royalty – or to wear red.

Have a look at the following links for some inspiration:

Women’s Reformation Garb

Early 1500s Western European Fashion

Colouring Competition

Two colouring competitions will be judged on the day, open to kids and adults of all ages. Print out the pages below, colour them in, and bring them on the day to enter.



From 9am Cuppa & chat
9.45am Nailing of 95 theses on  Church door re-enactment
10:00am Worship in the church (offering to LCA agencies inc ALWS)
Sunday school in the basement (before  sermon, all back in church for Holy Communion)
Followed by Cuppa & chat
12:00pm Lunch on the oval—long line on tables, chairs etc.  (Long Lutheran Lunch)
12.45pm Initial afternoon activities
1.15-3pm Activities– games, Luther Trail, Museum tours, etc
1.15pm talks—3—choose one
2.15pm talks repeated, choose another one
3:00pm final event,
3.30pm Goodbye

Attractions throughout the day will include:
Spring Head bellringers, Rev Noel due preaching, LCA archivist talk & display, Lutheran media & ALWS stands, tonsured hair (Monk shaved head) as a fundraiser – set a challenge & a hairdresser will do the shaving for you, colouring competition, beer stein holding competition, Luther trail to collect things.