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Worship Planning – ServiceBuilder Online Software

ServiceBuilder provides free service planning & scheduling software, enabling churches to coordinate volunteers and more. Added Fall 2015: an automatic website creation tool for churches with neither budget nor expertise. […]


Plumb Line

The Plumb line image from the Amos 7:7-15Amos 7:7-15English: World English Bible – WEB7 Thus he showed me and, behold, the Lord stood beside a wall made by a plumb line, with a […]

Live Streaming Services

The following lists known LCMS & affiliated churches that offer live streaming of their services so you and your members can attend virtually. Note that this does not include those […]


I’ve never been satisfied with the sound of a slamming book for a Strepitus sound in the Good Friday Tenebrae service. I like the sound of a closing grave, so I […]

Online Giving Options

When our congregation looked into the various online giving/offering options, here’s our research, based on a small church and not expecting a lot of buy-in to start with, since we […]

The Central Goal

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen. A. Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Shel Silverstein, 1974 Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would not take the garbage […]

I Believe the Mystery

I originally wrote this song with a contemporary feel, but the band complained that the tune had too many triplets in it, and with another look, I realized it worked […]

By the Word

Here’s a credal song that I wrote that we use around here. (Sheet music) 1 By the Word the Father spoke light into the darkness By the Word all creatures […]