Reformation Day Liturgical Material Available

October 23, 2012 – Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) congregations are invited to use liturgical material prepared by The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) to celebrate Reformation Sunday.

The materials can be downloaded in English, German, French and Spanish at:

Reformation Sunday is celebrated annually on (or around) October 31 to mark the beginning of the Reformation, launched when Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of the castle church at Wittenberg in 1517.

ELCIC congregations are invited to use these materials. Alternative prayers, Bible readings or hymns can be substituted to adapt the liturgy to respective contexts.

LWF is a global communion of Christian churches in the Lutheran tradition. Founded in 1947 in Lund, Sweden, the LWF now has 145 member churches in 79 countries all over the world representing over 70 million Christians.

The ELCIC is an active member of the LWF. At the 11th LWF General Assembly held at Stuttgart in 2010, ELCICs National Bishop Susan C. Johnson, was elected to the LWFs Council where she serves as Vice-President for the North American Region.