LWF invites churches to make use of new liturgy and prayers available in English, German, French and Spanish
(LWI) - The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has published worship resources for use on Reformation Day, 31 October. They are shared with member churches for use in synods, congregations, schools, or other church communities, that will mark the day with worship.
“Reformation is about God’s unconditional promise, it’s about communities that live from that promise through Word and sacraments, it’s always for the good of the neighbor,” said LWF Assistant General Secretary for Ecumenical Relations, Prof. Dr Dirk Lange.
The liturgy, free to download from LWF’s website in English, German, French and Spanish, includes prayers, suggested readings and sermon ideas, which reflect on the progress made in relations between Lutherans and Catholics over recent decades.
“Today, we wish to commemorate the Reformation in an ecumenical way, remembering that it is a global citizen. Reformation is about the renewal God makes happen through the reconciling power of baptism and the call to joint service for the neighbor,” added Prof. Lange.