WORSHIP

TOOLS

The divine service is where we

hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ,

receive the forgiveness of sins,

and learn God's will for our lives!

WORSHIP AT HOME

You can lead your family in meaningful worship at home, outdoors, or anywhere!

Divine Service 1

  • Start at the top of p. 29 (LINK) or on p. 151 in your LSB home copy.

  • If you want music, navigate to the Liturgy Audio Files here.

  • Use the right-side absolution (bottom of p. 29) instead of the left-side.

  • Skip anything that you don't know what to do.​

  • We don't sing"Gloria in Excelsis" for the Hymn of Praise during these seasons:

    • Advent (December)​

    • Lent (Ash Wed to Easter)

    • During those seasons, sing "This is the Feast" instead.

  • Lookup the Series B (2020-21) assigned readings here by date (from LCMS.org).

    • Or, use the One-Year Lectionary here.

  • Pick one Creed​

  • Lookup the Prayers here.

    • Or, use the One-Year Series Prayers here.​

  • I don't recommend that you do the "SERVICE OF THE SACRAMENT" at home.​

    • (But you can say the Lord's Prayer together)​

    • Continue on p. 44 (which is p. 166 in your LSB home copy)

  • Speak or sing the Benediction and Amen.

 

OR

Divine Service 3

  • Start at the top of p. 46 (LINK) or on p. 184 in your LSB home copy.

  • If you want music, navigate to the Liturgy Audio Files here.

  • Follow the right-side confession and absolution (at bottom).

  • And, follow the same instructions and links in Divine Service 1 (above).

  • Continue on p. 63 (which is p. 201 in your LSB home copy)

  • Speak or sing the Salutation, Benedicamus, and Benediction.

Matins

  • Start at the top of p. 65 (LINK) or on p. 219 in your LSB home copy.

  • If you want music, navigate to the Liturgy Audio Files here.

  • You can do the whole service.

Service of Prayer and Preaching

  • Start at the top of p. 76 (LINK) or on p. 260 in your LSB home copy.

  • If you want music, navigate to the Liturgy Audio Files here.

  • You can do the whole service.

Holy Baptism

  • Pastors (called by the Church) should do baptism whenever possible.

  • Anyone can do a baptism in cases of emergency (like when death is likely).

  • Start at the top of p. 84 (LINK) or on p. 268 in your LSB home copy.

  • You can do the whole service.

Individual Confession and Absolution

  • Start at the top of p. 88 (LINK) or on p. 292 in your LSB home copy.

  • Contextualize the rite by using names.

  • You can do the whole service.

  • Skip "In the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ" and just say:

  • "I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit."

Daily Prayers:  For Individuals and Families

  • Turn to p. 90 (LINK) or on p. 294 in your LSB home copy.

  • Subsequent Pages:

    • Morning​

    • Noon

    • Early Evening

    • Close of the Day

The following hymns are available online:

LSB 331 - "The Advent of Our King"

LSB 345 - "Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding"

LSB 346 - "When All the World Was Cursed"

LSB 363 - "Silent Night, Holy Night" (in English and German)

LSB 407 - "To Jordan Came the Christ, Our Lord"

LSB 408 - "Come, Join in Cana's Feast"

LSB 431 - "Not All the Blood of Beasts"

LSB 432 - "In Silent Pain the Eternal Son"

LSB 433 - "Glory Be to Jesus"

LSB 470 - "O Sons and Daughters of the King"

LSB 471 - "O Sons and Daughters of the King"

LSB 538 - "Praise Be to Christ"

LSB 539 - "Christ Is the World's Redeemer"

LSB 552 - "O Christ, Who Shared Our Mortal Life"

LSB 555 - "Salvation unto Us Has Come"

LSB 573 - "Lord, 'Tis Not That I Did Choose Thee"

LSB 587 - "I Know My Faith Is Founded"

LSB 588 - "Jesus Loves Me"

LSB 596 - "All Christians Who Have Been Baptized"

LSB 597 - "Water, Blood, and Spirit Crying"

LSB 685 - "Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus"

LSB 713 - "From God Can Nothing Move Me"

LSB 714 - "Who Trusts in God a Strong Abode"

LSB 721 - "Lead Me, Guide Me"

LSB 722 - "Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me"

LSB 723 - "The Lord Is My Light"

LSB 754 - "Entrust Your Days and Burdens"

LSB 755 - "In the Very Midst of Life"

LSB 823 - "May God Bestow on Us His Grace"

LSB 824 - "May God Bestow on Us His Grace"

LSB 928 - "Song of Hannah"

LSB 929 - "I Will Greatly Rejoice in the Lord"

LSB 942 - "Kyrie! God, Father"

LSB 943 - "Kyrie - I"

LSB 944 - "Kyrie - II"