Worship Planning Resources – Unwrapping the Gifts

LCMS Worship: Advent/Christmas resources for congregations

New Advent/Christmas resources help congregations reach out to their communities and plan their Advent midweek services.

LCMS Worship: Brief Advent Table Devotions — 2020

LCMS Worship suggests the following Advent devotions for use at home. Family members may take turns reading the prophecy for each day from Nov. 29 to Christmas Eve.

LCMS Worship: 2020-21 hymn suggestions for Series B and One-Year Series

LCMS Worship provides hymn suggestions for Three-Year Series B and the One-Year Series to use during the 2020-21 church year.

LCMS Worship: Suggestions for 2020 midweek Advent services

LCMS Worship provides suggestions for liturgy, psalms, readings, and hymns to use during 2020 midweek Advent services.

Video: How to do family devotions

Pastor Sean Daenzer, director of Worship for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and chaplain for the LCMS International Center, shares how to do family devotions at home.

Collects for the Present Pandemic

In the rapidly changing circumstances of this global pandemic, pastors will know best how to adjust, compose and extemporize prayers for the needs of services, broadcasts and other occasions.

Prayers to use during the pandemic — Palm Sunday and Holy Week

LCMS Worship provides updated prayers of the church for Series A and One-Year Series that congregations may use on Palm Sunday and during Holy Week.

Prayers to use during the pandemic — Series A and One-Year Series

LCMS Worship is providing updated prayers of the church for Series A and One-Year Series that can be used by your congregation March 22 and March 29.

Propers in Time of Pestilence

When calamity and death strike, we do not put God on trial to accuse or excuse His unexplainable actions in the world. Instead, we implore His grace in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has taken up our…

LCMS Worship: Lenten resources

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and Concordia Publishing House offer Lenten resources to help congregations plan 2020 worship services.

LCMS Worship: 2019-20 hymn suggestions for Series A and One-Year Series

LCMS Worship provides hymn suggestions for Three-Year Series A and the One-Year Series to use during the 2019-20 church year.

LCMS Worship: Suggestions for 2019 midweek Advent services

LCMS Worship offers Propers as suggestions for the celebration of midweek Vespers or Evening Prayer in the 2019 Advent season.

A prayer for our Synod presidential election

Please pray for the LCMS presidential election between June 22–25 and, if necessary, June 29–July 2.

LCMS Worship: ‘A Wedding Hymn’

The text of “A Wedding Hymn” was written by the Rev. Paul F. Becker on the occasion of his daughter, Julie, entering holy marriage in 2019.

LCMS Worship: Suggestions for 2019 midweek Lenten services

LCMS Worship provides suggestions for liturgy, psalms, readings, hymns and collects to use during 2019 midweek Lenten services.

LCMS Worship: A Lenten Prayer

LCMS Worship provides “A Lenten Prayer” for congregations to use in worship services or for families to use during devotions.