The Reformation 500 Committee has prepared worship resources that highlight the “solas” of the Reformation, including sermon studies, worship outlines, and music resources. The resources are coordinated according to a four-Sunday schedule: Scripture Alone, Christ Alone, Grace Alone, Faith Alone.
The sermon studies offer background, text study, suggested outlines, and children’s sermon ideas.
The worship outlines are designed to be accessible and therefore “visitor-friendly.” They are rooted in the familiar liturgies, hymns, and psalms of Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal and Christian Worship: Supplement, but also offer variety and flexibility, as well as some new music resource options. Hymns and Psalms have been chosen to closely relate to the theme of each service. Both NIV and ESV translations of the readings are provided.
The music resources include a paraphrase of the Apostle’s Creed set to the familiar hymn tune ODE TO JOY and a gathering rite based on selected Psalms set to original music. These resources are noted as options for use in place of the spoken creed or
standard service beginning, respectively.
We hope these resources will be a blessing to your congregation and community as you celebrate the gospel and invite others to know it.
Coordinating bulletins are available for purchase from Northwestern Publishing House.
|Introduction to the materials||Download|
|About these worship resources||Download|
|About the connection cards||Download|
|Scripture Alone worship service outline||Download|
|Scripture Alone worship service text study||Download|
|Scripture Alone worship service connection card||Download|
|Christ Alone worship service outline||Download|
|Christ Alone worship service text study||Download|
|Christ Alone worship service connection card||Download|
|Grace Alone worship service outline||Download|
|Grace Alone worship service text study||Download|
|Grace Alone worship service connection card||Download|
|Faith Alone worship service outline||Download|
|Faith Alone worship service text study||Download|
|Faith Alone worship service connection card||Download|
|Apostle's Creed set to the tune of Ode to Joy||Download|
|I Was Glad gathering rite - outline||Download|
|I Was Glad gathering rite - music score||Download|
|I Was Glad gathering rite - refrain (image file)||Download|