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.

(If the link titles are not visible, select the title Worship Service Planning Resources to view them.)

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.

Worship the Lord – Worship Planning


Planning for worship involves far more than picking hymns and choir music [early enough!] for the coming season or year. Short range planning is important so that everyone can work together for the best possible worship. Long-range planning is also diverse but doesn’t always get the attention it deserves.

With this issue of Worship the Lord, we begin a series on worship planning. We hope that some of the ideas shared will be helpful for you. While pastors are the primary Worship the Lord audience, musicians and worship committee members might also benefit from reading these articles.

CW Supplement – Lectionary Study Guides

Study guides based on the three-year lectionary found in Christian Worship Supplement.

Christian Worship – Lectionary Study Guides

These study guides based on the three-year lectionary in Christian Worship are useful for Bible studies or personal preparation for worship.

Planning Christian Worship Revision

Planning resources for the three-year lectionary.