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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America was formed in 1988 by a merger of three Lutheran bodies: the Lutheran Church in America, the American Lutheran Church, and the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches. It is the largest Lutheran church body in the United States. Its first hymn book, Evangelical Lutheran Worship, was published in 2006.


53.1     With One Voice. A Lutheran Resource for Worship. Augsburg Fortress: Minneapolis, 1995.

Foundations for the Christian Assembly, Holy Communion: Shape of the Rite, three settings for the Holy Communion (4, 5, 6), Service of the Word, Praying Together: Ecumenical Texts. Service Music, 177 hymns and songs (Nos. 626-802).

To peruse online, go to hymnary.org; click on “hymnals”; under “search” in the “hymnal, number” box type in WOV and click on “search”. Includes texts for most hymns; scans of public domain material.


53.2     With One Voice. A Lutheran Resource for Worship. Augsburg Fortress: Minneapolis, 1995.

Foundations for the Christian Assembly, Holy Communion: Shape of the Rite, three settings for the Holy Communion (4, 5, 6), Service of the Word, Praying Together: Ecumenical Texts. Service Music, 177 hymns and songs (Nos. 626-802).


53.3     With One Voice. A Lutheran Resource for Worship. Augsburg Fortress: Minneapolis, 1995. 

Foundations for the Christian Assembly, Holy Communion: Shape of the Rite, three settings for the Holy Communion (4, 5, 6), Service of the Word, Praying Together: Ecumenical Texts. Service Music, 177 hymns and songs (Nos. 626-802).


54.1     This Far By Faith: An African American Resource for Worship.

This resource has been developed by a cooperative inter-church process involving the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  Each church body has been responsible for its own review process. This resource is recommended for use in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. First printing, 1999.

Introduction, Holy Communion (3 settings), Holy Baptism, Service of the Word, Service of Prayer and Preaching, Variable Worship Texts, The Way of the Cross, The Journey of Faith: Prayers, Signs, and Blessings, Witnesses to the Faith, Psalms and Service Music, 265 hymns, National and  Cultural Resources, Indexes.


54.2     This Far By Faith: An African American Resource for Worship.

This resource has been developed by a cooperative inter-church process involving the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  Each church body has been responsible for its own review process. This resource is recommended for use in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Second printing, 1999.

Introduction, Holy Communion (3 settings), Holy Baptism, Service of the Word, Service of Prayer and Preaching, Variable Worship Texts, The Way of the Cross, The Journey of Faith: Prayers, Signs, and Blessings, Witnesses to the Faith, Psalms and Service Music, 265 hymns, National and  Cultural Resources, Indexes.

To peruse online, go to hymnary.org; click on “hymnals”; under “search” in the “hymnal, number” box, type in TFBF1999 and click on”search”. Includes texts of most hymns; scans of public domain material only.


55.1     Evangelical Lutheran Worship.  Published by Augsburg Fortress. “Evangelican Lutheran Worship is commended for use in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Evangelican Lutheran Worship is approved for use in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and is commended to this church as its primary worship resource.” First Printing, October 2006.

Introduction, ten musical settings of Holy Communion, Morning and Evening Prayer, Night Prayer, other liturgical material, 150 Psalms, additional service music, 654 hymns.

To peruse online go to hymnary.org; click on “hymnals”; under “search” in the “hymnal, number” box type in ELW2006 and click on “search”. Includes texts of most hymns; scans of public domain materials only.


55.2     Evangelical Lutheran Worship.  Published by Augsburg Fortress.

 “Evangelican Lutheran Worship is commended for use in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Evangelican Lutheran Worship is approved for use in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and is commended to this church as its primary worship resource.” First Printing, October 2006.

Introduction, ten musical settings of Holy Communion, Morning and Evening Prayer, Night Prayer, other liturgical material, 150 Psalms, additional service music, 654 hymns.


55.3     Evangelical Lutheran Worship.  Published by Augsburg Fortress.

 “Evangelican Lutheran Worship is commended for use in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Evangelican Lutheran Worship is approved for use in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and is commended to this church as its primary worship resource.” First Printing, October 2006.

Introduction, ten musical settings of Holy Communion, Morning and Evening Prayer, Night Prayer, other liturgical material, 150 Psalms, additional service music, 654 hymns.


55.4     Evangelical Lutheran Worship.  Published by Augsburg Fortress.

 “Evangelican Lutheran Worship is commended for use in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Evangelican Lutheran Worship is approved for use in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and is commended to this church as its primary worship resource.” First Printing, October 2006. (Proof copy).

Introduction, ten musical settings of Holy Communion, Morning and Evening Prayer, Night Prayer, other liturgical material, 150 Psalms, additional service music, 654 hymns.


55a.1   Introducing Evangelical Lutheran Worship.  Published by Augsburg Fortress.  DVD guide to introducing the new ELW hymnal. [2006].