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The Community Chest featuring Martin Luther: The Man, The Music, and Other Shenanigans

Posted: October 18, 2017

On the weekend of October 14 - 15, a number of folks from SOTV helped produce a variety show titled “The Community Chest: Martin Luther: The Man, The Music, and Other Shenanigans”. All proceeds from the two performances will help provide emergency shelter in Dakota County this winter.  

But that wasn’t the only reason for the show. This year is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and since Martin Luther was the leader of that movement, a bit of his story was told in a fun, musical, enlightening, and humorous fashion. The show featured skits, songs, videos, and reflections from Pastor Paul Harrington…plus along the way there were some shenanigans.

The show was titled “The Community Chest” because 500 years ago, in Luther’s community of Wittenberg Germany, at his parish church, a “Community Chest” was placed in a central location so that people could make their own contributions to help those who were not-so-well-off. That’s what our show also sought to do, namely, to keep that Community Chest tradition alive by helping those who have needs in our own community. As a result, 445 people attended the event, raising a total of $7,300. Thanks to all who helped in any way to make this production such a success.

View video clips played during the show by clicking on their titles: Life in 1517TetzelMalachthonOle and Lena, and Luther Seminary.