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Position announcement: LCMS Director of Worship & International Center Chaplain

Nominations and applications are invited for the position of International Center chaplain/director of Worship for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Holy Week/Easter media kit released for congregational use

The kit is designed to allow each parish to customize it with local information and details.

Disaster Response prayer petitions for Sept. 9-10 worship services

LCMS Worship offers petitions to pray for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma or any other disaster during Sept. 9-10 worship services.

Hurricane Harvey prayer petition for Sept. 2-3 worship services

LCMS Worship offers a prayer petition about Hurricane Harvey to include in congregational prayers during Sept. 2-3 worship services.

Two settings of Luther’s Divine Service premiere at LCMS Worship Institute

Two new musical arrangements of Divine Service, Setting Five (Luther’s Divine Service) premiered at the 2017 Institute on Liturgy, Preaching, and Church Music held July 25-28 at Concordia University, Chicago, in River Forest, Ill.

LCMS Worship Institute draws 350-plus to study, pray, sing God’s Word

Attendees ponder the theme “The Just Live by Faith” at the 2017 LCMS Institute on Liturgy, Preaching and Church Music.

New ‘Kids in the Divine Service’ released for families

A series of bulletin inserts in PDF format, largely organized by seasons of the church year — is free from the LCMS website.

Daily worship unites convention delegates around God’s Word

Months of planning for convention worship involve many worship leaders and musicians.

Pastoral Care from the Pulpit

Preaching is just one of those things that pastors do, right? Two pastors — a younger pastor and a well-seasoned one — discuss why preaching is so vital for the hearers of the Word.

Synod Chaplain Wears Several Hats

Rev. William Weedon is the director of LCMS Worship and International Center chaplain. In addition to ensuring the roughly 300 people working in the IC have the privilege of daily worship and also pastoral care when needed, his myriad other duties extend well beyond the walls of the Synod’s headquarters.

Infographic: The Family Altar

God comes to us through His Word and Sacraments during worship at church, and then the family’s devotional life at home keeps its members connected to those gifts all week long. This routine creates a lifelong rhythm that helps keep kids in the faith throughout all stages of their lives.

Prisoner’s Reflections: Meditations for Prisoners

Prisoner’s Reflections: Meditations for Prisoners is a collection of devotions written by Thomas Bird. Mr. Bird is a Lutheran Christian who was in prison for many years.

Spiritual but Not Religious

by Paul Gregory Alms I heard it again yesterday. Someone told me they were spiritual but not religious. I am not sure what that means but we seem to live in a time where religion is expected to be other…

Lower response clouds 2013 statistics for congregations

Only 3,591 congregations — 59 percent of all those in the Synod — report their financial and statistical information for 2013.