Worship Resources

Many resources are available to help with planning worship for Reformation Day 2017.


Everlasting Godcongregational song based on Psalm 46 - free resource to help commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.

Singing the Reformation in the 21st Century - many music resources for reformation worship gathered by Cardiphonia.

Meditation on a Melody by Martin Luther, for Violoncello and Organ, by Kevin Uppercue. (MorningStar Music Publishers).

Five Solas Project - new releases for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation from the Brehm Center

Solae, by The Global Edition. Music and devotional EP with songs based on the five solas of the reformation.

Music for Reformation Day - This article offers suggestions on choral music appropriate for a Reformation Day service.

Resources for Pastors and Preaching

After Darkness...Light: Through a short biography of John Calvin in Geneva, John Piper exhorts pastors not to forget the primacy of preaching in every age.

Service Planning

500 Years of Reformation Worship Service
Prepared by ecumenical representatives from both The Presbyterian Church in Canada and The Christian Reformed Church of North America, the theme of the worship service is the “Five Solas,”. Two children’s Sunday stories are also available. Go here and scroll to "Special & Seasonal Resources, the Reformation Day 500 resources are on the right.

Worship Resources for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation gathered by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.

A Great Cloud of Witnesses - a complete worship service for Reformation Sunday by Ron Man

To God Alone Be the Glory A responsive reading for a Reformation Day service.

Making Our Own Confession This worship order includes a responsive reading and suggested songs and Scripture readings.

A Faithful Pastor and a Faithful Church The outline for this service is the last in a series of four services for the weeks leading up to Reformation Sunday that point to the rediscovery of a better righteousness--a righteousness by grace, through faith, and apart from law.

Luther, Calvin, and the Pope Meet This worship outline includes a drama entitled "So Close to God; So Far from Each Other" in which Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Pope Paul III discuss the Reformation.

Reformation Voices: Celebrating the Revival of Congregational Song This outline for a 90-minute song service focuses on three different song styles of the Reformation: the Lutheran chorale, the Genevan psalm, and the English hymn.

Voices of Return This reading focuses on social justice, using statements drawn from the teachings and writings of John Calvin.

For All the Saints This service utilizes several sixteenth-century liturgical elements, including contributions from Martin Luther, Martin Bucer, John Calvin, and Ulrich Zwingli.

Psalms and Solas - A Service for Reformation Day A worship service and liturgy for Reformation Day.

Reformation 500 Sourcebook The Sourcebook content is gathered into three main sections that focus on the areas of worship, education, and service.

A Doxology to Grace This service outline is structured around the five points of Calvinism and focuses on the Reformation truths.

The Immeasurable Riches of God's Grace This service outline focuses on the richness of God's grace in Jesus using the content from the first three chapters of Paul's letter to the Ephesians.

Surrounded by a Great Cloud of Witnesses: Christ as the Mediator of God's Grace This service outline focuses on the remembrance of Christians of all times who have shaped us and the community of faith, giving us courage and strength for our own walk with Christ.

Reformation Sunday: A Service of Worship This service outline is posted on the website of CRI/Voice Institute, a nonprofit Wesleyan organization with an ecumenical focus.

Reformation Litany This litany from The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) interweaves Martin Luther's song "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" with the text of Psalm 46.

Castillo fuerte es nuestro Dios: Una letanía para el Domingo de la reforma

Great Prayer of Thanksgiving for Reformation Sunday from the PCUSA

Visual Arts

Reformation Resources Eyekons Gallery

Word and Image: Martin Luther’s Reformation The Morgan Library and Museum

Videos for Use in Worship

Reformation Day Video for Church - a Worship and Sermon Resource on Martin Luther