Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Reformation Day Skit

Nearly five hundred years ago, Medieval Europe was shrouded in darkness. Then, on October 31, 1517,  a simple monk nailed a massive theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg, Germany and exploded a powder keg which would later be known as "The Reformation."
Martin Luther nails his 95 theses to the Church Door

For Reformation Day this year, I wrote a short script for the young people in our church. It is about 10 minutes long and is in a Reader's Theater style to limit memorization. If anyone would like to use and adapt it for your own Reformation Day activities, please feel free to do so. The link is below. Parts can be combined, some even eliminated, for smaller groups.


Do you celebrate Reformation Day in your home or church? If so, what are your favorite traditions? We're planning to make Diet of Worms Pudding Cups. Here are some other favorite activities we have done in the past.


Please leave a comment below to share your thoughts and ideas on the skit, games, or activities. I love adding new things each year as we delve even deeper into the Reformation and the profound effect it had on Christendom and the culture.


  1. Mary, I had to "request access" in order to see the skit from this website. Will everybody have to do that? (going to my email now to read that version)


  2. I didn't realize that I had to make the link public. It should be fixed now. Sorry about that!

  3. You did a great job, Mary Jo!!! Loved it! You've probaly already performed it, since it was for Reformation Day, but I have a suggested minor addition for next time. I personally wanted a bit of bio. on Luther as a closing statement. Perhaps something like: N1: "Greatly used of God," N2: "and unharmed by man," N3: "Martin Luther went home" N4: "to be with Jesus," N5: "in the year of our Lord," Unison: "1546."
    Aunt Sheri

  4. By the way, my comment above about the additional lines at the end is, of course, just a suggestion. Your skit is outstanding!
    ~Aunt Sheri