October 25, 2020: Reformation Sunday

We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified. But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we too were found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not! For if I rebuild what I tore down, I prove myself to be a transgressor. For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.
(Galatians 2:15–21)

October 25, 2020
Pre–Service Honorary Doctor of Ministry Conferrals

Call to Worship: Psalm 148
Prayer of Invocation and Confession
Reformation Reflection: Martin Luther (Dr. Kirk Swanson)
Opening Hymn: #98 Now Thank We All Our God
Reformation Reflection: Jean Calvin (Dr. Ted Lester)
Reformation Reflection: John Knox( Dr. Chuck Lokey)
Pastoral Prayer

Sermon Title: Salvation by Faith, not Works
Galatians 2:15–21
(Rev. Martin Hawley)
Closing Prayer
Closing Hymn: #92 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper (Rev. Dr. Ted Lester)