Sample Worship Plans

The sample worship plans below can be a starting point for creating a customized plan for any church not currently doing long range worship planning.

 

Links to sample plans:

  • Moldenhauer, Madison – Year B/C
  • Moldenhauer, Madison – Historic series (the sheet is dynamic and will show new entries)

More planning resources:

  • Under 2017 Worship Conference Presentations
    • Serving in Song – K Tiefel
    • Serving in Song: Calendar – K Tiefel
    • Serving in Song: Repertoire – K Tiefel
    • Serving in Song: Bibliography – K Tiefel
    • Strategic Planning for Worship – J Gawrisch
    • Strategic Planning for Worship: Work Booklet – J Gawrisch
  • Under 2014 Worship Conference Handouts
    • Working Smarter at Worship – C Basset and J Bauer
    • Enhancing the Liturgical Year 2014 – J Strey
    • Repertoire for the Lectionary – Year B
    • Repertoire for the Lectionary – Year C
  • Under 2011 Worship Conference Presentations
    • Musical Variety for the Congregation – A Christie
    • Contemporary Liturgical Music – J Kohrs
  • Under Worship the Lord series – Practical Ideas for Lutheran Worship
    • Worship the Lord – 71. Working Smarter at Worship
    • Worship the Lord – 75. Voices Raised with Strings and Keys
  • Worship the Lord Series – Worship Planning

Worship the Lord – Technology in Worship

This article discusses the use of screens and technology in worship.

2017 Worship Conference Music

The 2017 worship conference highlights CD, A Mighty Fortress, is now available. The recordings from Carthage College include commissioned works, children’s choir, and selections from various services, choirs, and recitals. Several selections make use of full orchestra featuring some of the finest professional WELS instrumentalists. The CD may be purchased through Northwestern Publishing House.

A number of selections that are not on the CD are available for free download below. Service folders are available for viewing here.

  1. Psalm 19: Marcello – Best of Brass and Organ (recital)
  2. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing: Marvin – Best of Brass and Organ (recital)
  3. Trois visions de l’ Apocalypse: Castérède – Best of Brass and Organ (recital)
  4. Lord Keep Us Steadfast: Behnke – Festival Concert
  5. Gloria: Manalo – The Reformation of the Church
  6. In the Midst of Earthly Life – Confession and Absolution
  7. Chanted Epistle – All Saints’ Day
  8. God the Father, Be Our Stay – All Saints’ Day
  9. We Thank You, Jesus, Dearest Friend – The Ascension of Our Lord
  10. Psalm 47: Rhode – The Ascension of Our Lord (Rhode psalm settings are available here.)
  11. Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord: Bakken – The Day of Pentecost
  12. Canticle of Thanks: Petersen – The Day of Pentecost
  13. From Heaven Above: Hildebrand (includes Luther commentary read by WELS President Mark Schroeder) – Closing Service

 

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

(If individual song titles are not visible, please select the 2017 Worship Conference Music heading to see them. Songs may only be downloaded by individual title.)

2017 Worship Conference – More presentations

Many of the conference presenters have made their handouts and PowerPoint presentations available. Handouts from the art, architecture, music education, and repertoire sectionals can be found below.

Presentation handouts listed under the “General” category can be found here.

Other conference items are also available:

Due to the large size of some files, it will be necessary to download files individually. Please click on the “2017 Conference” title to see individual files if they are not visible.

2017 Worship Conference – Presentations

Many of the conference presenters have made their handouts and PowerPoint presentations available. The files below are presentations listed under the “General” category.

Presentation handouts from the art, architecture, music education, and repertoire sectionals can be found here.

Other conference items are also available:

Due to the large size of some files, it will be necessary to download files individually. Please click on the “2017 Conference” title to see individual files if they are not visible.

Preach the Word – Volume 21

Pastor Joel Gawrisch writes a series titled “Treasures Old and New.”

2017 National Worship Conference – Service Folders

These services are posted for reference purposes, to provide ideas for adaptation in parishes. Note that some elements are copyrighted. Those desiring to use these elements must seek permission from the acknowledged copyright holders.

Choral settings that are published are noted in each service. Those without an indication of publisher and stock number are possibly available from the composer or poet.

2017 Worship Conference – Welcome, Plenary, and Sermons

A sampling of sermons from the conference are available below, along with the plenary address and conference welcome letters. Presentation handouts and service folders are also available.

Service Folders – Epiphany

Service folder samples for Epiphany.

Preach the Word – Volume 20

Pastor Jonathan Scharf writes a series titled “To Correctly Handle the Word of Truth.”