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Pr e s by te r i a n s To d ay | OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2017 43 The issues of refugees, worship, social justice and changing com- munication fueled the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago and are challenging us today. We Presbyterians exist in an imperfect school of Christ. But we exist here through the grace and mercy of our sovereign God, who has chosen us and called us to serve in new and always re-forming ways. Beth Shalom Hessel is the executive director of the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia and an associate stated clerk in the Office of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). 2017-2018 Presbyterian Planning Calendar 2017–2018 Presbyterian Planning Calendar Order copies today! Individual calendars are $14.95 each; $12.50 each for 10 to 49; $8.50 each for 50 or more. Shipping is additional. When you order, ask for ISBN 978-0-9858964-9-2. Calendars can be ordered from Presbyterian Distribution Service at 800-533-4371 or online at pcusastore.com The 2017–2018 Presbyterian Planning Calendar is an invaluable resource for all Presbyterians. The calendar includes photographs of Presbyterians across the country and world living their faith. This wire-bound 8½" by 11" calendar is punched to fit in standard binders and features: • Monthly calendar pages from June 2017 through December 2018 • Lectionary for the Lord's Day and special days • Liturgical days and colors for the liturgical seasons; programmatic emphases; and secular holidays • Monthly planning suggestions and resources • Synod and presbytery directories • PC(USA) staff directories • Foldout synod, presbytery and world maps — in color This year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg. Engraved by Johann Leonhard Raab, from a drawing by F. Lessing. New York: T. Whittaker, ca. 1850 [Image No. 4434]. COURTESY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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