Service Folders – End Times

Service folder samples for Sundays in End Time, such as Reformation and Saints Triumphant.

Service Folders – Trinity

Sample folders for Trinity Sunday.

Service Folders – Pentecost

Sample folders for Pentecost Sunday.

Service Folders – Ascension

Sample folders for Ascension.

Service Folders – Easter

Sample folders for the Easter Season, including Sunrise service, Easter Festival, and Good Shepherd Sunday.

Service Folders – Good Friday

Sample service folders for Good Friday services.

Service Folders – Maundy Thursday

Sample service folders for Maundy Thursday.

Service Folders – Triduum

Service folder samples for The Triduum. The Triduum refers to the three days of Holy Week – Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.

Service Folders – Palm Sunday

Service folder samples for Palm Sunday, along with a Palm Sunday Gathering Rite.

Service Folders – Lent

Service folder samples and ideas for Lent, particularly Ash Wednesday.

Service Folders – Christmas

Service folder samples and ideas for the Christmas season.

Service Folders – Advent

Find samples of Advent Gathering Rites and an example of a Festival of Lessons and Carols.

Reformation Psalter

The Reformation Psalter is a series of four-part choral arrangements of the psalms in Christian Worship. These arrangements were created by Steven J. Rhode, formerly of Reformation Lutheran Church in San Diego, California.


(If file and link titles are not visible, select the title Reformation Psalter to view them.)

Reformation Psalter – CW Psalm 100-150

Reformation Psalter – CW Psalms 1-98

CW: Supplement Psalter

Musicians – Organ and Piano

Articles and resources for church organists and pianists.

Holy God, We Praise Your Name

This arrangement by Kent Reeder was featured at the 2011 national worship conference. Kent has given permission to share the files for this version: piano, guitar, and more.

– To download songs, right click on “Download”, choose “Save link as”, and save to your computer.

Musicians – Guitar

Selected hymns and liturgy arranged for guitar.

Musicians – The Choir

Information and articles for choir directors.

School of Worship Enrichment – Congregational Documents

The documents below are used to gather information regarding a congregation’s current worship. The results are useful for generating goals and ideas to enrich worship services while working with the consultants at the School of Worship Enrichment.

Please contact the worship office (414-256-3226) with any questions regarding these forms and surveys.

Worship and Outreach

The following articles may be helpful as you look at outreach in your congregation. For further resources and articles by WELS pastors, visit The Institute for Worship and Outreach.

Valuable Worship Reading

The following articles give valuable insight on various worship aspects.

National Disaster, Military Resources

Mission Festival Resources

Resources for a Ministry Anniversary or Funeral

Hymn Festival Service Resources

Dedication Resources

Church Anniversary or Closing Resources

General Service Resources

Information and resources for weekly Sunday service planning, including the Church Year Calendar, the Calendar of Minor Festivals, Lectionary lists, Prayers of the Day and Verses of the Day.

Thanksgiving Service Resources

End Times Service Resources

Pentecost Service Resources

Easter Service Resources

Lenten Service Resources

Epiphany Service Resources

Church Year Planning Resources

Use the links below to find planning resources and samples for services throughout the festival and non-festival seasons of the church year.

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New Year’s Service Resources

Christmas Service Resources

Advent Service Resources

Planning for Worship

Article topics include worship planning, sermon reviews, suggestions from organists, and supporting church musicians.

Worship Committees and Staffing

Articles and resources about worship committees and coordinators.

Hymn Planning

Tools and articles for planning hymns in worship.

Preach the Word – Volume 18

Preach the Word – Volume 17

Preach the Word – Volume 16

Preach the Word – Volume 15

Preach the Word – Volume 14

Preach the Word – Volume 13

Preach the Word – Volume 12