LCMS Worship resources

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod produces monthly worship planning resources, including Three-Year Series prayers, One-Year Series prayers, lectionary summaries, hymn suggestions and more.

LCMS 175th Anniversary Resources

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod was founded on April 26, 1847, and resources are available to help you celebrate the 175th anniversary. A variety of resources, activities and aids will be offered throughout the coming year to help mark this milestone anniversary.

  • Bible Study — Rev. Tim Pauls will explore the anniversary theme and the comfort found only in Jesus. The study is based on Acts 3-4
    Leader guide   •   Participant guide
  • Worship Suggestions — Bulletin blurbs, hymn suggestions and more for observing the Synod’s 175th anniversary in your congregation
    PDF   •   Word
  • Hymn — “Praise God for Saints Who Have Gone before Us,” a new hymn commissioned by Concordia Publishing House and written by Rev. Stephen Starke
    Full hymn setting   •   Melody-only setting

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Prayers of the Church

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod provides prayers for congregations to use in worship services. Both responsive and ektene prayer forms are provided for most days.

Three-Year Series C

One-Year Series


Lectionary Summaries

Synopses of Three-Year Series and One-Year Series readings are designed for worshipers to read in weekly Divine Service bulletins.

Lectionary Series

Scripture readings are arranged according to the church’s calendar and are intended to be read at weekly gatherings of God’s people.


Worship Planning

Bulletin & Newsletter Items

Bible Studies

LCMS Worship