Worship

The Church — Praying

Prayer is the sign that the church is still breathing, however labored that breath may be. The cross leads us to despair of everything — save Christ!

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.

Psalm 91 memory challenge

Join your brothers and sisters in Christ as we memorize Psalm 91 together.

‘We tremble not, we fear no ill’: As COVID-19 spreads, the Word of God remains

To abide by social distancing guidelines, many LCMS churches are offering online-only services.

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…

Daenzer installed as Synod worship director

The Rev. Sean Daenzer will also serve as chaplain at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis.

LCMS Worship: Lenten resources

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

Media kit features Easter theme

The kit is designed to allow each parish to add its own information and details about Holy Week and Easter 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.

Advent/Christmas media kit free for congregational use

The items in the kit may be personalized with the local parish’s information.

New Advent/Christmas media kit

Advertise your Christmas services by using these free, customizable resources.

Singing the gospel

Hymns do more than effect emotion or even devotion. They bear the rich, deep words of Holy Scripture — the very Gospel itself — sung right into our hearts and minds.