Reformation Sunday | Call To Worship

Reformation Sunday already?  Hard to believe.

I wrote this liturgy last year and never got to use it.  “Snow-tober” knocked out the power at the church and we had to cancel worship!  I thought I’d post the Call to Worship & Prayer of Confession that I am using this week now in case anyone is still putting their services together.

Call To Worship | Reformation Sunday
Sarah E. Weaver (C) 2011

Today is Reformation Sunday, a day when we think about the sacrifices made and the risks taken by Martin Luther and other reformers in the 15th and 16th centuries.
We celebrate the Church that was, the Church that is and the Church that will be.
We give thanks for living in a time and place where we experience the freedom of religious belief, gathering and expression.
Help us, O God, to strengthen our own faith, and to strengthen our acceptance of those who think differently than we do.
The differences that exist among us only prove the extravagant mosaic beauty of God’s creation.
We are all children of God, creatures of a creator that knows and loves each and every one of us.
History has proven that we may never be able to predict where our journey through life may take us, but that our journey will always be filled with God’s grace.
Let us journey together.
That journey together starts right here.
Let us worship God!

2 thoughts on “Reformation Sunday | Call To Worship

  1. Sarah — I’m the worship director at Monocacy Valley Church (RCA) near Frederick MD (The only RCA congregation in Maryland!). Yes, I’m still putting together tomorrow’s order of worship. I found you via a Google search “Call to worship Reformation Sunday”. I’m planning to use it tomorrow (with due credit to the source!). Given the date and year when you wrote this call to worship, I suspect you were still recovering from Hurricane Irene and the subsequent snow event while there were still leaves on the trees. I’m glad I found your blog and will probably use other prayers and responses later on.

    Grace & Peace — Mark M

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