Brief Advent Table Devotions: 2016

LCMS Worship suggests the following Advent devotions for use at home. Family members may take turns reading the prophesy for each day from Nov. 27 to Christmas Eve.

Hymn Suggestions: Series A (2016-17)

LCMS Worship provides Series A hymn suggestions for the 2016-17 church year.

Prayer for all who suffer after Hurricane Matthew

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod offers the following prayer for all those who suffer in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Pastors may use the prayer in congregations, and all are invited to include these victims in personal prayers.

Free devotional from LCMS Disaster Response

This devotional booklet is intended for anyone who is suffering from the brokenness of this world. Whether you have been affected by a natural disaster or other trauma, whether your life is extraordinary or you are struggling with normal stress, this is a devotional booklet for you.

Free booklet from LCMS Disaster Response

Trusting in His Love – Even when we don’t understand what’s going on around us.

Luther Sermon Excerpts

LCMS Worship has compiled excerpts from sermons preached by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther. Congregations may use the sermon selections in weekly bulletins during the 2016-17 church year in preparation for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Advent Midweek Suggestions (2016)

LCMS Worship provides suggestions for liturgy, psalms, readings, hymns and collects to use during 2016 midweek Advent services.

Hymn Suggestions: One-Year Series (2016-17)

LCMS Worship provides hymn suggestions for the One-Year Series during the 2016-17 church year.

Prayers for flood, wildfire victims

LCMS Worship offers the following prayers for flood victims in Louisiana and wildfire victims in Southern California. Pastors may use these prayers in congregations, and all are invited to include these victims in personal prayers.

New legal guide helps ministries prepare for lawsuits

The Synod and Alliance Defending Freedom collaborate on a manual, “Protecting Your Ministry (From Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Lawsuits).”

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, According to Luke

LCMS Worship provides a script of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to Luke 22-23.

Deaconess resources now available in Spanish

Spanish speakers can now learn about the deaconess vocation in their own language.

The church is for EVERYONE

This new resource from LCMS Health Ministry provides straightforward and inexpensive ideas to help volunteers — Sunday school teachers, VBS leaders, youth workers and others — include people of all abilities in their next church event.

Table Prayers for the Season of Easter

LCMS Worship offers brief table devotions during the Easter season.

LCMS Worship: Suggestions for 2016 midweek Lenten services

It is a worthy practice to devote time during the season of Lent to meditate extensively upon the Passion of our Lord. The following suggestions are framed around the reading of the Passion according to St. Luke, combined with an Old Testament reading emphasis upon God’s vindication of “the innocent sufferer.”

Table Devotions for Lent

LCMS Worship offers the following as brief table devotions during the Lenten season.