The Annual Reformation Festival
Every year, the congregations of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in the Pittsburgh area gather at 3:00PM on the last Sunday in October to celebrate Reformation Sunday. A guest preacher is featured at this service; we usually host a synod or district president or vice-president or a seminary professor. An offering is taken at this service to support one of our Pittsburgh-area LCMS missions, which is selected every year by the PALM Board of Directors and then ratified at the annual delegate meeting on the third Sunday in September. A reception follows the service. The annual Reformation service is jointly supported by PALM and the Pittsburgh Pastoral Conference.
Our 2018 preacher was Rev’d. Dr. Gregory P. Seltz, Executive Director of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty and Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour. The service was held on Sunday, October 28 at First Trinity Evangelical-Lutheran Church, 535 N. Neville St in Pittsburgh. A reception sponsored by Concordia Lutheran Ministries followed. The 2019 Reformation service will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Oakmont.