Worship Leader magazine recently interviewed N.T. Wright about "worship, songwriting, drama and the larger question of Christian life and practice". Follow the link to read the interview!
At the 1998 convention of the LCMS, our Synod’s Commission on Worship was given the task of preparing a new hymnal for the Synod. The 2004 convention authorized Lutheran Service Book (LSB) as an official hymnal of the LCMS. In 2006 the hymnal was published. It has been put to wide use in our Synod with over 800,000 copies ordered by congregations. Currently our congregation has the electronic version of this hymnal (Lutheran Service Builder) but not the actual pew edition. The hymnal that we currently have in our pews is an older Lutheran hymnal, Lutheran Worship (“the blue one”). For a number of reasons to be articulated in this newsletter article, we at Atonement should consider purchasing the new hymnal, LSB. To better understand why this is an appropriate goal, it is important to know a little about the history of hymnals within the LCMS.
History of Missouri Synod Hymnals:
This was the first hymnal of the Missouri Synod in America after the immigration of German-Saxon Lutherans to St. Louis, MO via New Orleans and the Mississippi River in January of 1839. In 1847 the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod was formed and the Synod adopted this hymnal in the same year. As can be determined from the title, it is written entirely in German.
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