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Inter-Lutheran Commission on Worship

The Inter-Lutheran Commission on Worship was formed in 1966 as a result of an invitation from the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod to all other interested Lutheran church bodies to prepare common worship materials for their use. Their efforts produced a number of provisional pamphlets and ultimately Lutheran Book of Worship in 1978. It was accepted for use by the participants with the exception of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod which opted to produce its own revision of Lutheran Book of Worship which appeared in 1982 as Lutheran Worship.


50.1     Lutheran Book of Worship. Prepared by the churches participating in the Inter-Lutheran Commission on Worship: Lutheran Church in America, The American Lutheran Church, The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Published by Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis, Board of Publication, Lutheran Church in America, Philadelphia. First Printing, 1978.

Introduction, Calendar, Prayers of the Day, Psalms, and Lessons, Holy Communion (4 settings), Service of the Word, Baptism, Morning and Evening Prayer, Compline, Responsive Prayer (2), Propers, Lectionary, Services of Confession, Marriage, Burial, other liturgical material, 569 hymns, indexes.

This hymn book was prepared by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in cooperation with the other Lutheran bodies involved in the Inter-Lutheran Commission on Worship. While it was ultimately not adopted by the synod, a number of its congregations used it without official synodical approval.

To peruse online go to hymnary.org; click on “hymnals”; under “search” in the “hymnal, number” box type in LBoW1978 and click on “search”. Includes texts of most hymns; scans of public domain material only.


50.2     Lutheran Book of Worship. Prepared by the churches participating in the Inter-Lutheran Commission on Worship: Lutheran Church in America, The American Lutheran Church, The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Published by Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis, Board of Publication, Lutheran Church in America, Philadelphia. First Printing, 1978.

Introduction, Calendar, Prayers of the Day, Psalms, and Lessons, Holy Communion (4 settings), Service of the Word, Baptism, Morning and Evening Prayer, Compline, Responsive Prayer (2), Propers, Lectionary, Services of Confession, Marriage, Burial, other liturgical material, 569 hymns, indexes.

This hymn book was prepared by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in cooperation with the other Lutheran bodies involved in the Inter-Lutheran Commission on Worship. While it was ultimately not adopted by the synod, a number of its congregations used it without official synodical approval.


50.3     Lutheran Book of Worship. Prepared by the churches participating in the Inter-Lutheran Commission on Worship: Lutheran Church in America, The American Lutheran Church, The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Published by Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis, Board of Publication, Lutheran Church in America, Philadelphia. First Printing, 1978.

Introduction, Calendar, Prayers of the Day, Psalms, and Lessons, Holy Communion (4 settings), Service of the Word, Baptism, Morning and Evening Prayer, Compline, Responsive Prayer (2), Propers, Lectionary, Services of Confession, Marriage, Burial, other liturgical material, 569 hymns, indexes.

This hymn book was prepared by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in cooperation with the other Lutheran bodies involved in the Inter-Lutheran Commission on Worship. While it was ultimately not adopted by the synod, a number of its congregations used it without official synodical approval.


50.4     Lutheran Book of Worship. Prepared by the churches participating in the Inter-Lutheran Commission on Worship: Lutheran Church in America, The American Lutheran Church, The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Published by Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis, Board of Publication, Lutheran Church in America, Philadelphia. First Printing, 1978.

Introduction, Calendar, Prayers of the Day, Psalms, and Lessons, Holy Communion (4 settings), Service of the Word, Baptism, Morning and Evening Prayer, Compline, Responsive Prayer (2), Propers, Lectionary, Services of Confession, Marriage, Burial, other liturgical material, 569 hymns, indexes.

This hymn book was prepared by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in cooperation with the other Lutheran bodies involved in the Inter-Lutheran Commission on Worship. While it was ultimately not adopted by the synod, a number of its congregations used it without official synodical approval.


50.5     Lutheran Book of Worship. Prepared by the churches participating in the Inter-Lutheran Commission on Worship: Lutheran Church in America, The American Lutheran Church, The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Published by Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis, Board of Publication, Lutheran Church in America, Philadelphia. Fourth Printing, 1979 [1978].

Introduction, Calendar, Prayers of the Day, Psalms, and Lessons, Holy Communion (4 settings), Service of the Word, Baptism, Morning and Evening Prayer, Compline, Responsive Prayer (2), Propers, Lectionary, Services of Confession, Marriage, Burial, other liturgical material, 569 hymns, indexes.

This hymn book was prepared by the Lutheran churches cooperating in the Inter-Lutheran Commission on Worship. While it was ultimately not adopted by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, a number of its congregations used it without official synodical approval.