Almighty and everlasting God, You have given to us Your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of Your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see You in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Reformation Day (October 31)
Here we stand, Lord, The people You have redeemed.
Here we stand, Lord, giving thanks to You for You are good.
We give thanks that Your love lasts forever.
We thank you that You free those who are oppressed.
Here we stand knowing that it is You we all can cry out to for help in times of trouble.
We know that You will not only deliver us but that You will lead our way to where we need to go.
Here we stand by the living water that You set flowing for all.
We drink freely from Your waters that gratifies everyone who is thirsty.
And we thank You that you also give plenty to eat for those who are hungry.
Here we stand with those who reformed the church so long ago and with those who still are reforming the church today.
Here we stand witnesses to Your good news for all.
Here we stand Your servants, Your followers, Your children.
By the Rev. Abigail Carlisle-Wilke
All Hallows Eve (October 31)
Christ our Lord, You suffered and were tempted. You are powerful to come to the aid of those who are assailed by the devil, For you are the support of Christian people.
O Lord, protect with Your Right Hand those who trust in Your Name. Deliver them from the Evil One, and grant them everlasting joy. Amen
St. Gregory of Khandzta (759-861)
All Saints Day (November 1)
Almighty and merciful God, it is only by Your gift that Your faithful people offer You true and laudable service:
Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain Your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Christ the King Sunday (Sunday before the start of Advent)
Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in Your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under His most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.