Weekly worship planning
If you are responsible for planning or leading worship, this page has everything you need: seasonal liturgical responses, Bible readings and sermons.
The following devotional and worship resources are available from Australian Church Resources.
Five Songs of Faith
Five Songs of Faith is a new setting of the Service with Communion for the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA). It has been composed by Simon Schmidt and is a project of the LCA's Commission on Worship. Full music scores and lead scores are included. The book is spiral bound to allow easy opening on music stands and is in an A4 format.
A free CD featuring different versions and backing tracks is included when you purchase the book. Purchase here.
Devotional Resources – Everyday Prayer and Seasonal Prayer
Easy-to-use orders of prayer for daily and seasonal use
|You can see a preview of these resources, including the contents listing and introductions to both books:|
Within each book you will find:
- simple orders of prayer with psalms, prayers and blessings
- scriptural songs, canticles and doxologies
- extra prayers for different situations
- Bible reading guides
- helpful hints on using the books
- an introduction to help grow your prayer life.
Two low-cost packs are available for small group and family use:
- Small Group Pack – One copy of Everyday Prayer, one copy of Seasonal Prayer and ten copies of a booklet with just the prayer orders from each book. Leaders will find all the resources they need in the main books, and those joining in will find all they need in the booklet. Purchase here.
- Family Pack – One copy of Everyday Prayer, one copy of Seasonal Prayer and four copies of the prayer booklet. Purchase here.
Sunday by Sunday (LCA Worship Resources)
|Click here for a free download of the complete contents of LCA Worship Resources, or purchase from Australian Church Resources.|
|Guitar chord settings of melodies contained in the Lutheran Hymnal and supplement, making the hymns accessible to all musicians. Purchase here.|
Music Resources Volume One
|Volume One comprises a range of keyboard and instrumental music that can be used in worship, ranging from organ preludes to hymn introductions to string arrangements of hymns. Purchase here.|
Music Resources Volume Two
|Volume Two aims to make the church musician’s life a lot easier and to help newer musicians play the sung worship orders on organ, keyboard, piano or guitar with more confidence. Both our common sung Holy Communion and Services of the Word are included. Purchase here.|
Music Resources Volume Three
|Volume Three contains musical settings for the psalms used in the Revised Common Lectionary three-year cycle of readings. Easy and memorable antiphons and responses ensure that the congregation can participate in singing. Purchase here or click here for printable bulletin antiphons and downloadable audio samples.|
|Church Rites has been compiled for the LCA by its Commission on Worship. Good rituals grow out of the faith and experience of communities and are not generally original creations by individuals or committees. Accordingly, these rites draw on the rich tradition of the various Christian communions, both Lutheran and non-Lutheran. They are scriptural in content and form. They express the faith of the church in a pastoral, Christ-centred way using inclusive language that is contemporary and easily understood. Purchase here.|
Rites and Resources
|Rites and Resources is the companion volume to Church Rites. Useful for ministry to individuals and small groups outside the church building, these rites offer pastors and lay people Christ-centred tools to use to care for people. Included are prayers, rites, Scripture readings, hymns, songs and blessings – as well as guidelines on how to use them. Purchase here.|