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General Worship Resources


Church Year Calendar (Historic Lectionary, Three-Year Lectionary, and Saint Days)

Worship While Away   Order of Service, Suggested Readings, and Hymns for Summer 2023

ELS Worship Essays A collection of essays prepared by ELS pastors and published in the theological journals of the ELS.

Historic Lectionary  Materials for the ancient set of Sundays and readings in the Christian Church.

Multilanguage Worship Materials – Resources in Braille, Spanish, and Latin.

Service Planner  A web-based tool for planning, publishing, and archiving church service information, based on the lectionaries and propers of the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary. Features automatic calculation of liturgical days and texts, linking to pericopes in any version at, adjustable church year, import/export of lectionaries and propers, and more. Helps pastors collaborate with musicians, altar guild, secretaries. Informs church members about upcoming services. A subscription is $2.25/month to cover hosting costs.

Special Music  Ten hymn settings for brass and woodwinds.

Special Services

Worship Guide  Produced by Chaplain Donald Moldstad, this step-by-step guide explains the parts of the Common Order (Rite II in the ELH).

Comparison of Liturgical Services  Prepared by the Rev. Craig Ferkenstad, this chart with historical notes compares Lutheran liturgies from 1525, 1537, 1685, 1802, 1889, 1913, and 1996.

A Look Inside the Lutheran Church (Audio)

According to Your Word  Website with coloring books for the Lutheran liturgy, Luther’s Small Catechism, and more.

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