The 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade Theme is "Echoes of Success" and the theme of the LHM Float is "Celebrate Jesus." This year's float commemorates and celebrates our deep rooted Christian and Lutheran legacies.
Fronted by Jesus standing at a replica of the doors of All Saints (Wittenberg Castle) church where Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses it connects our Lutheran heritage with the greater heritage of Christianity: Jesus Christ's merciful and victorious presence warmly welcoming all into God's kingdom. Large church bells inscribed with the Lutheran mottos of "Grace Alone", "Faith Alone" and "Scripture Alone" ring out the message and call of our Savior much like the church bells have done for centuries passing on good news from town to town and inviting worshippers to experience the blessings of God in worship. The float not only celebrates Jesus as the founder and perfecter of our faith, but also celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the 100th anniversary of Lutheran Laymen's League.
It is our hope and prayer that God would continue to bless HIS followers and that the Holy Spirit would touch the hearts of all who come in contact with the float with it's simple and eternal gospel proclamation, as written by St. Paul in Ephesians 2:8. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith- and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift of God."