Service Resources for Focus on the Reformation


Christians around the country celebrate each year on the Sunday nearest to October 31 the Protestant Reformation, a theological movement that restored many biblical doctrines and emphases that had been lost or confused during the Middle Ages. Men like John Huss, Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, Martin Bucer, John Calvin, Thomas Cranmer, and others recovered doctrines like justification by faith alone by grace alone in Christ alone and Sola Scriptura.

Read more details about the importance of the Reformation here.

Below you will find resources for the entire season and you plan services to celebrate the Protestant Reformation.


Psalm 19
Psalm 46
Psalm 118
Romans 3:21–26
Ephesians 2:1–9
Colossians 1:15–20
Colossians 3:1–10


Reformation Hymns

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (EIN FESTE BURG)
All People That on Earth Do Dwell (OLD HUNDREDTH)
Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands (CHRIST LAG IN TODESBANDEN)
Jesus, Priceless Treasure (JESU, MEINE FREUDE)
Jesus, Still Lead On (SEELENBRÄUTIGAM)
Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness (GERMANY)
Now Thank We All Our God (NUN DANKET ALLE GOTT)
Out of the Depths I Cry to Thee (AUS TIEFER NOT)
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (LOBE DEN HERREN)
Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above (MIT FREUDEN ZART)
To Avert from Men God’s Wrath (HUS)


Intercessory Prayer: Praying with the Reformers

Lancelot Andrews Offertory Prayer

Prayer of Confession – John Calvin

Prayer of Praise, by Philip Melanchthon


Reformation Sunday Service

Related:  Martin Luther's Worship Reforms