RB 500th

Tom Roemke
AD-LCMS Task Force 2
May 10, 2016

A program to encourage the reading of the whole Bible over a two year period in thanksgiving of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

One driving force of the Protestant Reformation was the return to God’s Word as the source of Truth, pointing to Jesus our Savior. To commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, members of Atlantic District churches will be encouraged to read through the entire Bible in two years, beginning on October 31, 2016 and ending on October 31, 2018. This planned Bible reading is strongly endorsed by District President Derek Lecakes as a way to revitalize God’s people through daily encounters with His life-changing Word.

To assist in this study of God’s Word, pastors of the District have been asked to prepare short questions or key thoughts to stimulate reflective reading. In Lutheran tradition, we prayerfully read Scripture with several questions in mind: What does this mean? and How is this done (in and through me)?

1 Year Schedule Now Available
Read the bible in one year with Old and New Testament Highlights! (scroll down)
The Online Version

Just visit this page (, and the today's readings, will be awaiting you!

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The Print Version

Still like to print things huh? No problem. The print version will be available once it's complete. You will be able to print the daily reading references and guide at home.

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The Calendar Subscription

Convenient, quick, and now! It works with your computer or smartphone's calendar application, and places daily readings, guides and even a link to the scripture text and audio at your fingertips!

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The 1-Year Schedule

Read the Bible in one year!

  • Old Testament and New Testament Highlights
  • Chronological

*Updated 11.27.2018

Download in PDF Format Download in MS Word Format

Resources for Churches

Promote RB500 in your church, with the included files:

  • Bulletin & Newsletter Announcements
  • Community Outreach Ideas
  • Congregation Initial Article
  • First / Second Year Reading Schedule for Print (2016 Start)
  • First / Second Year Reading Schedule for Print (2017 Start)*
  • Publicity Flyer
  • Reader Support Possiblities
  • Historical Timeline for readings
  • Why Read the bible in two years?*

*Updated 10.30.2017

Download These Resources

RB500 Bible Studies

Bible Studies for each week of the RB500 Reading Plan, prepared by Rev. Victor Nelsen of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cairo, NY

  • Weeks 1-47 (zip file)
  • More Coming Soon

  • Tom Roemke

    Tom is a member of the Atlantic District LC-MS Task Force 2, focusing on church revitalization and continuing education

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