Resources for leading worship

 Bishops’ Summer Sermon Series

For the third summer in the row, ELCIC Bishops and Assistants to the Bishops are coming together to provide a series of sermons available for congregational use from June to September, 2022.

These resources will include text (Word and PDF versions) and video (High and Low resolution) files of the sermons for each week. These are downloadable files that may be used as part of your congregation’s worship in whatever way works best for your context.

Sign up for these resources today! Not only are they great to use if you need to cover vacation leave over the summer but they are a wonderful way to introduce members of your congregation to our Bishops and Assistants to the Bishops from across the ELCIC! We also know of many congregations that are making these resources available even on the weeks when they are doing their own preaching.

To access these resources, please click here to complete the form.

ELCIC Worship webpage

The ELCIC Worship webpage provides resources for creative, thoughtful and faithful worship in the Lutheran ecumenical tradition for liturgical and music planners and leaders in congregations and ministries of the ELCIC and other Christian communities; and for individual and home worship, devotion and spiritual practices for ongoing spiritual renewal.

Check out ELCIC sermon and worship resources at

Working Preacher (Luther Seminary, St. Paul)

Luther Seminary St. Paul, Minnesota provides the Working Preacher webpage. It is an excellent source of commentaries and sermons for pastors and lay preachers preparing to preach.

Check out Working Preacher at

Text this Week

Text this week is a comprehensive website with lectionary resources, art, illustrations and sermons from a broad spectrum of the Christian community.

Check out text this Week at


Here is how Day1 describes the resources their site provides: Day1 is the voice of the mainline Protestant churches, presenting outstanding preachers from the mainline Protestant denominations, including the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, and others. Our website features an extensive library of lectionary-based sermons in text and audio, video resources, and helpful blog posts, along with other helpful information for lay persons and pastors. 

Check out Day1. at

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