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

Service Folders – Epiphany

Service folder samples for Epiphany.

Christian Worship Supplement Resources

Resources for use with Christian Worship: Supplement.

Service Folders – Seasonal Variations

Service Folders – Other Occasions

Service folder samples for Mission Convention, Christian Education, and Augsburg Confession.

Service Folders – Minor Festivals

Service folder samples for Minor Festivals, such as St. Michael and All Angels.

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.

Mission Festival Resources

Hymn Festival Service Resources

Dedication 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.