Worship

Hispanic Heritage Month: Q&A with the Rev. Zabdi Lopez

The Rev. Zabdi Lopez discusses bilingual ministry in Woodburn, Ore.

Technology grants build capacity ‘to proclaim the Gospel’

The Esther 4:14 National Grant Program will assist some 225 congregations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to extend their reach with the purchase of new technology, software or training.

COVID-19 and the church: One year later

Over the last year, LCMS Research Services has carried out a series of surveys to study how the Synod’s churches, schools and workers are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.