Worship Planning Resources

Encouragement and resources for reopening churches

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison encourages and suggests resources for congregations as they begin or plan for resuming in-person worship.

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.