NOTE:

LBW – Lutheran Book of Worship (The Green Book)
WOV – With One Voice (The Blue Book)
LSB – Lutheran Service Book (The Maroon Book)
ELW – Evangelical Lutheran Worship (The Cranberry Book)

  • I generally post for entire seasons: Advent through Transfiguration; Ash Wednesday through Trinity Sunday; and 2nd Sunday after Pentecost through Christ the King Sunday. This is to assist worship planners, especially musicians, with an overview of the season. If this is unwieldy, please let me know and I will “chop” the document into individual Sunday posts in addition to this overview version.
  • There are versions of some hymns that are superior in LSB and I recommend using them if possible. Also, there are some superb hymns in LSB that aren’t available in the other hymnals. When I suggest one of the latter, I try to include an alternative from LBW or WOV. I recommend that a license and DVD of downloadable hymns from LSB be purchased if you are looking to expand your hymnody. There are, in ELW, some familiar hymns that have been drastically altered, which I try to note. ELW also has some hymns not available in the other hymnals, or has a more “traditional” translation or harmonization.
  • Color for the day is indicated for each Sunday. Liturgical calendar taken from Sola Publishing (www.solapublishing.org), based on LSB .
  • ALSO, in response to suggestions from some users, I am noting, when possible, the alternative lessons from the standard Revised Common Lectionary used in many congregations. It often overlaps the Sola/LCMS calendar lectionary, but when there are differences, I will note them.
July 27, 2018

Hymn Suggestions, Sept. 2 – Nov. 25

May 9, 2018

Lessons and Suggested Hymns, Pentecost 2- Pentecost 15

January 18, 2018

Lessons and Suggested Hymns, Ash Wednesday – Trinity Sunday, 2018

January 18, 2018

Lessons and Hymn Suggestions for Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018

October 20, 2017

Hymn Suggestions for February 11, 2018: Transfiguration of Our Lord

October 13, 2017

Hymn Suggestions for February 4, 2018 (5th Sunday after Epiphany)

October 12, 2017

Hymn Suggestions for January 28, 2018: 4th Sunday after Epiphany (Proper 3)

October 11, 2017

Hymn Suggestions for January 21, 2018: 3rd Sunday after Epiphany (Proper 2)

October 10, 2017

Hymn Suggestions for January 14, 2018: 2nd Sunday after Epiphany (Proper 1)

October 9, 2017

Hymn Suggestions for January 7, 2018: Baptism of Our Lord (white)

October 8, 2017

Hymn Suggestions for Saturday, January 6, 2018: The Epiphany of Our Lord

October 7, 2017

Hymn Suggestions for December 31, 2017: 1st Sunday after Christmas

October 6, 2017

Hymn Suggestions for Monday, December 25, 2017: Christmas Day: The Nativity of Our Lord

October 5, 2017

Hymn Suggestions for Sunday Evening, December 24, 2017: Christmas Eve (white/gold)

October 4, 2017

Hymn Suggestions for Sunday Morning, December 24, 2017: Advent 4

October 3, 2017

Hymn Suggestions for December 17, 2017: Advent 3 (or rose, if you can)

October 2, 2017

Hymn Suggestions for December 10, 2017: Advent 2

October 1, 2017

Hymn Suggestions for December 3rd, 2017: Advent 1