We give thanks for the gift of the Holy Spirit whose light brought new understanding of both the Living Word and the written Scripture.
We give thanks for the reminder of consistent grace and mercy from God through Jesus Christ.
We are grateful for the inspiration that lead to the printing press, enabling the spread of information and the sharing of the gospel in many languages.
We thank God for the technologies that can be used for good for the support of communities and individuals.
Generous God, we thank you for open hearts that were prepared to hear and receive the good news of freedom in Christ.
We also thank you for our continued freedom in the Son to share that same news of salvation through your grace and Christ’s faithfulness.
We remember the lives that were lost in the struggle to reform the church on earth- those who were martyred, those who died fighting, those who perished in hiding, and who were killed on all sides.
We remember also the lives that have been lost throughout history in the name of religion and for those who die today for daring to believe.
We thank you for the instruction that comes through our church heritage- the catechisms, the understanding of the saints, the gift of community, and a deeper appreciation of God’s gift of Holy Communion and Holy Baptism.
We thank you for the presence of Jesus Christ- in us, with us, and for us- and for the support of the Holy Spirit, ever-reforming us.
God of stability and change, we thank you that true reformation is always your work and always being done in us out of your love for your whole creation. We are ever reformed by the work of your love. Semper Reformanda
We are ever reformed by the work of God’s love. Semper Reformanda.