Order of worship for 2017 Reformation Sunday is available

14 May 2017, Windhoek, Namibia: As Christina Jackson-Skelton, United States, pours water into the font as the words of Thanksgiving for baptism were spoken by Bishop Alex Malasusa, Tanzania. Photo: LWF/Albin Hillert

(LWI) – The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) invites churches and congregations to make use of an order of worship prepared for LWF Reformation Sunday 2017 during services held on or around Reformation Day.

The liturgy can be used in its entirety or individual segments. The proposed hymns can be adapted as needed.

The service is inspired by the liturgy of the Global Commemoration of the Reformation, celebrated on 14 May 2017 in Windhoek, Namibia, during the Twelfth Assembly of the LWF.

A printable version of the full liturgy can be downloaded.

The overarching theme, "Liberated by God's Grace," has guided LWF’s focus on the Reformation anniversary and the Twelfth Assembly.