Resources


Three-Day Feast: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, & Easter

Recent decades have witnessed the revival of the ancient liturgies of the Three-Day Feast: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil. In this book Ramshaw gives a little history and a lot of suggestions about how these services can enrich the worship life of your entire assembly. The Worship Matters Studies Series examines key worship […]

Synod Assembly Bulletin Insert

You are invited to our 2017 Synod Assembly on May 18 – 20 in Houston, whether as a voting member or visitor. This year, the assembly will attempt to address the question, “Who is my neighbor?” Join us as members of marginalized communities share their stories and experiences with us. Engage in conversation and reflection. […]

Easter Communication Tools

This Easter, there is a place for everyone to sing, worship, and celebrate Christ’s resurrection, and your congregation can extend this invitation of welcome to neighbors and the surrounding community. Churchwide has developed Easter communication tools, such as posters, postcards, and door hangers that can be customized with your congregation’s worship times and information. Place […]

Hurricane Safety for People with Disabilities

Hurricane Preparedness Tips for People With Special Needs Preparing yourself, your home, and your family for a natural disaster is a difficult feat in itself. Add a disability or special need to that, and the process can become even more demanding and stressful. To ensure that everyone has the tools necessary to get ready in […]

More Days for Praise

For centuries the church has paired its church year—focused on Christ’s life, death, and resurrection—with a second calendar that uses the lives of saints as a lens to see God’s gracious acts. Evangelical Lutheran Worship has continued that practice with its calendar of festivals and commemorations. In this volume of More Days for Praise, teacher […]

Fed & Forgiven

Fed and Forgiven is a complete set of resources for leading children, youth, and adults into the sacrament of Holy Communion. Resources include a comprehensive, customizable leader guide, DVD, and age-appropriate learner resources. The age-appropriate print learner materials and video content make it easy to help participants explore the sacrament, while the customizable leader guide […]

The Life of Martin Luther: A Pop-Up Book

The story of Martin Luther and his role in sparking the Protestant Reformation is given an interactive retelling in this beautiful and sturdy pop-up book. From Luther’s decision to become a monk to his 95 theses, history jumps off the page through the vibrant, colorful illustrations of renowned artist and paper engineer Agostino Traini. Full […]

Evangelism Basics

What are some basic things that your congregation can do to be more welcoming and invite people to participate in a relationship with God?  These videos are taken from an Evangelism workshop just to help you get started with ideas to spark ideas and creativity for your congregation. Prayer Personal Awareness Hospitality Follow Up

Rejoicing Spirits

Rejoicing Spirits is an innovative ministry that works to enrich the faith lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and friends, and other supportive community members. Unfortunately people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are often overlooked when it comes to inclusion and leadership in our faith communities. Most churches have done significant work in adapting buildings […]

Refugee Sunday

In 1939, Lutherans all across the United States banded together to reach out to assist Lutheran refugees fleeing Nazi Germany. Creating Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) to organize their efforts, they welcomed these new Americans and walked with them as they began their new lives in the United States. Today, LIRS has directly resettled […]