Worship Planning Resources – Unwrapping the Gifts

2017-18 LCMS Church Year Calendars: Series B and One-Year Series

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Worship Ministry provides the Bible readings for the 2017-18 Series B and One-Year Series church year calendars.

Kids in the Divine Service: The Sanctuary

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod offers Kids in the Divine Service bulletin inserts for the Sanctuary for the Lutheran Service Book.

Kids in the Divine Service: Pentecost

LCMS Worship offers Kids in the Divine Service bulletin inserts for Pentecost for the Lutheran Service Book. The series features the liturgy, sanctuary and information about the Divine Service.

Kids in the Divine Service: Lent and Easter

LCMS Worship offers Kids in the Divine Service bulletin inserts for Lent and Easter for the Lutheran Service Book.

Church Year Calendar Spreadsheet

Rev. Kurtis Bueltmann, pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Monticello, Ill., created a color-coded spreadsheet to look ahead to the church year of any given year at a glance.

Kids in the Divine Service: Epiphany

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod offers Kids in the Divine Service bulletin inserts for Epiphany for the Lutheran Service Book.

Psalm tones from Lutheran Service Book

LCMS Worship is pleased to provide these tones from Lutheran Service Book, courtesy of Rev. Sean Daenzer. May they be of help in your worship planning.

Kids in the Divine Service: Advent and Christmas

LCMS Worship now offers Kids in the Divine Service bulletin inserts for the Lutheran Service Book.

LCMS Worship: Suggestions for 2017 midweek Lenten services

The LCMS suggests 2017 Lenten Midweek Propers, which pair selections from Isaiah’s Servant Songs with the Passion reading from St. Matthew.

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.

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.