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Imposing Death Safely

God’s mercy in Christ is [our] only hope to be saved. Not without death, but despite it, through it, and from it.

MDFL holds virtual gathering on wide range of topics

Congregation members, workers and leaders from across the LCMS listened, shared and learned during the Making Disciples for Life gathering held via Zoom the evenings of Jan. 11–14.

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!

Synod chaplain issues Scripture-memory challenge

New memory verses will be posted weekly and shared on LCMS social media.

Daenzer installed as Synod worship director

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

Advent/Christmas media kit free for congregational use

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

Weedon retires as International Center chaplain

The Rev. William Weedon, International Center chaplain and director of LCMS Worship, has served in the dual position since its inception in 2012.

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.