Liturgy of Welcome

Reconciling Works provides an accompaniment edition liturgical resource for Reconciling in Christ (RIC) communities to use for RIC Sunday. Liturgy of Welcome celebrates the inclusiveness of God’s love and grace.

Worship Resources for HIV/AIDS Awareness

As Lutherans, we believe in the power of prayer. We believe in the power of song, of the gospel, of community. We believe in the power of worship. There is power in calling upon God to touch the lives of people or groups who society has stigmatized or ignored by name. There is power in […]

Ever-Reforming: A Reformation 500 Cross-Generational Study

Ever-Reforming: A Reformation 500 Cross-Generational Study is a curriculum with 44 weeks of study to be used with adults and youth. In addition to the curriculum, corresponding coloring pages are also available, one per session. Cross-Generational Study Coloring Pages (for all ages)

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stations of the Cross Coloring Posters

Stations of the Cross allow us to follow Christ through his last few days, stopping to ponder and reflect along the way. There is a rich visual history of the Stations of the Cross, and the stations have been painted, sketched, illustrated, and drawn in some beautiful and creative ways. Use the Stations of the Cross Coloring […]

Evangelical Lutheran Worship

First published with the introduction of Evangelical Lutheran Worship and now available in paperback, these volumes lay out the vision and rationale behind this ground-breaking worship resource. They provide a blend of background information and practical, “how-to-use” helps. The Sunday Assembly: focuses on the central liturgy of Christian worship, Holy Communion. The Christian Life: Baptism and […]

Advent

Four contemplative prayer liturgies designed to be used with prayer beads and accompanying coloring pages for use during Advent. Each of the two-page liturgies, written by Lynn Willis, include: Invocation Confession Scripture Readings Prayer Time of Silence Blessing For use by individuals, congregations or small groups during Advent, each is illustrated with original art by Vonda Drees. The images […]

Supplemental Same-Gender Marriage Resource

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has developed supplemental resources for use within the Evangelical Lutheran Worship marriage service. Supplemental Same-Gender Marriage Resource “These supplemental resources have been created to offer more inclusivity in language, pastoral care, and openness for all persons who seek to be married within this church.” The resources are supplemental […]