In our worship today, we celebrate the 501st anniversary of the Reformation of the Christian Church. Tracing our heritage back to Martin Luther's posting of the Ninety-Five theses on October 31, 1517, we join with God's children throughout the world to thank Him for saving us by His grace alone through faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The precious Gospel of Christ's life, death, and resurrection is the central truth of Holy Scripture, and it alone has the power to set us free from sin as we cling to Christ by faith. This is a message Christ has commissioned us to share. May the Lord bless us today as we worship Him and empower us to confidently confess him in our daily living. "Lord, keep us steadfast in Your Word!"