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31 Oct

Reformation Day

21st Century Liturgy for Reformation Sunday

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In times like these you have always raised up prophets. 

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A Reformation Day Act of Praise

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God is our refuge and strength,

A very present help in trouble. 

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A Collect for Reformation Sunday

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Great Promise Maker and Promise Keeper:
You who showed Moses a vision of a land of Milk and Honey,
You who used Joshua to lead the Children of Israel from Wilderness to Nation-building,
You who still call and send us to bring forth the Kingdom;
Pour out your Spirit on what is said this day.  

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Reformation Day: What, Why, and Resources for Worship

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What Is Reformation Day?Reformation Day is a day set aside to recognize, remember, and celebrate the Protestant Reformation. In some countries, it is observed as an official holiday. It remembers Martin Luther and the central role he played in the reform movement that split the western church of Rome. 

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Reformation Sunday: Celebrating Five Centuries of Congregational Hymn Singing

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Today is Reformation Sunday, the day that Protestant denominations traditionally set aside to remember our common heritage. It commemorates the date in October 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door at Wittenburg cathedral protesting the excesses of the Catholic church of his day. 

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“Built on a Rock”

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This text and tune have never before appeared in any of our Methodist publications. The hymn is especially suited to themes of reformation, the church, worship, and proclamation. 

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History of Hymns: Spirit of Reformation marks “Lift Our Song”

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“In Unity We Lift Our Song” was written for a Southern Baptist Women in Ministry Conference held at Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas, on June 8, 1985, and was premiered by Mr. Medema at this event. It was also sung at the first convocation of the Alliance of Baptists in March 1987 in Raleigh, N.C.

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