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.
August 12, 2022

Lessons and Suggested Hymns, September 11: 14th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 19) – November 20, 2022, Christ the King

May 28, 2022

Lessons and Suggested Hymns, 2nd Sunday after Pentecost – 13 Pentecost,  Cycle C: June 19 – September 4, 2022

April 8, 2022

Lessons and Hymn Suggestions The Vigil of Easter – Trinity Sunday, Cycle C April 16, 2022 – June 12, 2022

February 5, 2022

Lessons and Hymn Suggestions Ash Wednesday – Good Friday, Cycle C March 22, 2022 – April 15, 2022

December 4, 2021

Lessons and Hymn Suggestions Advent-Transfiguration of Our Lord, Cycle C November 28, 2021 – February 27, 2022

August 27, 2021

Lessons and Suggested Hymns, 16th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 19) – Christ the King Sunday September 12 – November 21, 2021

May 13, 2021

Lessons and Suggested Hymns, Pentecost 2- Labor Day Weekend, Cycle B (June 6 – September 5, 2021)

January 20, 2021

Lessons and Suggested Hymns, Ash Wednesday – Holy Trinity, Cycle B February 17 – May 30, 2021

October 26, 2020

Lessons and Suggested Hymns, Advent – Transfiguration, Cycle B (November 29, 2020 – February 14, 2021)

October 15, 2020

Lessons and Suggested Hymns, The Second Half of the Season of Pentecost, Cycle A (September 13 – November 22, 2020)

April 30, 2020

Lessons and Suggested Hymns, The First Half of the Season of Pentecost, Cycle A June 14 – September 6, 2020

February 1, 2020

Lessons and Suggested Hymns, Ash Wednesday – Trinity Sunday, Cycle A (March 1-June 7, 2020)

November 4, 2019

Lessons and Suggested Hymns and Prayers,  Advent through Transfiguration, Cycle A, December 1, 2019 – February 23, 2020

August 27, 2019

Lessons and Suggested Hymns, Cycle C, Holy Cross/14th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 19) – Christ the King Sunday,  September 15 – November 24, 2019

May 29, 2019

Lessons and Suggested Hymns, Cycle C, Pentecost 2 – Pentecost 13 (June 23 -Sept. 8, 2019)

April 25, 2019

Lessons and Suggested Hymns, Second Sunday of Easter through Trinity Sunday, 2019

February 11, 2019

Lessons and Hymn Suggestions Ash Wednesday – Easter Sunday, Cycle C March 6, 2019 – April 22, 2019

November 3, 2018

Lessons and Hymn Suggestions, Advent 1 – Transfiguration, Cycle C, 2018-19

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