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Germany - Celebrating 500 Years of the Reformation G171004 View Brochure (PDF or DOC)
Visiting: Germany
Dates: 10/13/17 - 10/22/17   Cost: $4299 G#: 171004

We are celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed the 95 theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Join me as we visit Eisleben, where Luther was born; Wittenberg, where he taught; Worms were he stood against the empire and the church for his belief in the Word of God; Wartburg Castle where he translated the New Testament into German. We will also visit some places connected with Dietrich Bonhoeffer and learn more about this important Lutheran theologian. Join me for the opportunity for Spiritual growth, history, a broader understanding of who we are as followers of Luther, and fun.

Pr. Donna Rohrer


      

Sierra Evangelical Lutheran Church: In the Footsteps of Martin Luther G171005 View Brochure (PDF or DOC)
Visiting: Germany
Dates: 10/25/17 - 11/4/17   Cost: $4699 G#: 171005

Pastor Mark Perry is a 30-year ordained minister in the ELCA. He is looking forward to sharing this memorable trip on this historic 500th anniversary of the Reformation as a way to celebrate and learn more about how our Lutheran identity and distinctive theology and practices have been and still are rich gifts to the Body of Christ. He looks forward to the way that connecting with cultures and traditions of other countries broadens our world perspective at the same time as helping us better understand our own backgrounds. In addition, he knows how a trip like this can build bonds of faith and fellowship between people in a unique and significant way and will work to facilitate those experiences using his career’s experience of enabling relationships. Plus, he just thoroughly enjoys travel, adventure and having lots of fun together!

      

Experience the Beauty and Romance of France G171007 View Brochure (PDF or DOC)
Visiting: France
Dates: 10/6/17 - 10/15/17   Cost: $4499 G#: 171007

Join David Maghakian and Darren DeChaine on this journey to experience the sights, the sounds, the flavors and the fragrances of France.

      

Pipedreams Historic Organs of France 170518 View Brochure (PDF or DOC)
Visiting: France
Dates: 5/23/17 - 6/4/17   Cost: $5399 G#: 170518

NOTE: All registrations MUST be handled by Minnesota Public Radio.

If Paris is for lovers, then all of France is for lovers of the pipe organ! The famed 19th century builder Cavaillé-Coll left extraordinary testaments to his skill in major churches, and his work and that of those builders who preceded and followed him has given to French musical culture a unique sound and spirit. And we will embrace fully.

In addition to a selection from among the many organs in Paris, and other cities and towns in northern France to experience a range of instruments in size from a mere dozen stops to well over one hundred, dating from 1631 to 2016. Now that’s quite a spread!

Working with former Wisconsite and now Paris organist Carolyn Shuster-Fournier, we’ve come up with a wide-ranging itinerary that touches on famous and perhaps familiar places as well as some out-of-the-way surprises.

Come early or stay late (or both); our schedule will be organ-focused, as that’s our specialty. If you play, you’ll have a chance to put your hands (and feet) on some of these instrumental treasures, so practice up! And remember that inevitably there is quite a bit of footwork involved (not just playing the pedals; we walk!), so be sure you are able as well as willing to keep up with our pace. I look forward to travelling with you in France, and loving every minute!

Michael Barone, Minnesota Public Radio/America Public Media


      

Luther`s Germany 170509 View Brochure (PDF or DOC)
Visiting: Germany
Dates: 5/30/17 - 6/9/17   Cost: $4799 G#: 170509

Tour Luther`s Germany with the saints of St. Stephen`s Lutheran Church! This tour includes many Lutheran sites, including a reaffirmation of baptism in the church where Luther was baptized! We intentionally included visits and time to explore several WWII and Cold War locations, as well as lots of delicious wine, beer and chocolate! Not a member of St. Stephen`s? Please contact Sarah Nolte at sarah.loan@gmail.com before registering.

      

Germany: In the Footsteps of Martin Luther G170604 View Brochure (PDF or DOC)
Visiting: Germany
Dates: 6/14/17 - 6/24/17   Cost: $4595 G#: 170604

Please join us on a spiritual pilgrimage as we commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. In October, 1517, Martin Luther instigated a time of renewal that would forever change the Christian faith and our world. In 2017, our hope and prayer is that you will be renewed in faith and experience the power of God’s grace for you as, together, we explore the sites that were central to Luther’s life. We will worship in Wittenberg at one of the churches where Luther frequently preached. We will learn how the reformation had an impact on music and culture worldwide through special exhibits for this 500th anniversary. Our itinerary offers the promise of a fascinating and life-changing trip. We have been Lutheran pastors for nearly twenty years, and it has always been a hope to visit these sites. It would be a privilege to do so with you in this special anniversary year! – Pastors Katie Baardseth and Blake Rohrer

      

Bavaria Extension View Brochure (PDF or DOC)
Visiting: Bavaria
Dates: 6/21/17 - 6/24/17   Cost: $670 G#: 170602X

Extend your Wartburg College Reformation tour to Bavaria and visit Nurembuerg, Augsburg and Neuendettelsau.



      

Wartburg College: In the Footsteps of Martin Luther G170602 View Brochure (PDF or DOC)
Visiting: Germany
Dates: 6/7/17 - 6/21/17   Cost: $4899 G#: 170602

Your host on this tour is Dr. Kit Kleinhans, the Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair of Lutheran Heritage and Mission at Wartburg College, where she has taught since 1993. Her passion is the history and theology of Lutheranism and its relevance for us today. Her article “Lutheranism 101,” published in The Lutheran in 2006, remains the most frequently requested reprint in the history of the magazine. Kit has been leading student May Term trips and faculty/staff summer seminars to “Lutherland” since 2006. She and her husband Alan Schulz are both ELCA pastors.

      

Ascension Lutheran Church: Reformation 500 G170902 View Brochure (PDF or DOC)
Visiting: Germany
Dates: 9/12/17 - 9/22/17   Cost: $4699 G#: 170902

Members and Friends of Ascension, My wife, Adriana, and I would like to invite you to join us on a very special pilgrimage. As you may or may not know, 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. As part of our celebration of this momentous occasion, we will be traveling to Germany in September 2017. Because the people of Germany are making such special preparations for this important anniversary, there will never be a better time to walk in the footsteps of men like Martin Luther and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Maybe you have been a lifelong member of Lutheran congregations and it is the right time to draw closer to your theological heritage. Maybe you have just recently come to experience the Lutheran movement through Ascension, and you`d like to get to know us as Lutheran Christians better. Whatever the case may be, Adriana and I hope you will prayerfully consider joining us for this once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage. Ryan+

      

Spain: A Pilgrimage of Mindfulness View Brochure (PDF or DOC)
Visiting: Spain
Dates: 9/22/17 - 10/4/17   Cost: $5795 G#: 170903

The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) is a large network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across Europe and coming together at the tomb of the Apostle James (Santiago in Spanish) who brought Christianity to the Iberian Peninsula. The network is similar to a river system – small brooks join together to make streams, and the streams join together to make rivers, most of which join together to make the Camino Francés. On this journey you will join the many pilgrims from around the world walking the last section of the Camino Francés to Santiago de Compostela. You will be following in the footsteps of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who have made the journey on foot since the 8th century. The Camino is for many a life-changing experience and always an unforgettable adventure! This trip includes walking the last 63 miles of the Camino, which means that you can request your Compostela, or certificate of completion of the pilgrimage. Throughout the trip, those not walking will ride in the group’s private shuttle and meet up with the walkers at `checkpoints` along the way. There will be opportunities to visit small villages and hamlets along the route, and enjoy time at leisure to explore. The driver will provide some information and direction so that you can make the most of your visits.