Worship

Synod to celebrate ‘Here I Stand’ Sunday in April

On April 18, the Synod will commemorate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s historic speech at the Diet of Worms by observing “Here I Stand” Sunday,

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.

Obituary: Dr. Carl Flentge Schalk, professor, Concordia University Chicago

Dr. Carl Flentge Schalk, composer and retired professor of church music at Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill., died on Jan. 24 at the age of 91.

Synod offers technology grants to congregations

The deadline to apply for a grant is April 5.

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.

LCMS Worship: Suggestions for 2021 midweek Lenten services

LCMS Worship provides suggestions for liturgy, psalms, readings, hymns and collects to use during 2021 midweek Lenten services.

LCMS Worship: Advent/Christmas resources for congregations

New Advent/Christmas resources help congregations reach out to their communities and plan their Advent midweek services.

LCMS Worship: Brief Advent Table Devotions — 2020

LCMS Worship suggests the following Advent devotions for use at home. Family members may take turns reading the prophecy for each day from Nov. 29 to Christmas Eve.

LCMS Worship: 2020-21 hymn suggestions for Series B and One-Year Series

LCMS Worship provides hymn suggestions for Three-Year Series B and the One-Year Series to use during the 2020-21 church year.

LCMS Worship: Suggestions for 2020 midweek Advent services

LCMS Worship provides suggestions for liturgy, psalms, readings, and hymns to use during 2020 midweek Advent services.

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.