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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 […]

Celebration Hymn

For a sermon series I did for Advent 2011. It’s designed to use the first and last verses and choosing one of the middle topic verses, not to be sung straight through. […]

Guest Integration Manual

Here’s a quick description of Shepherd of the Ridge, North Ridgeville, OH‘s guest integration system: Integration Our guest integration process is customized based on a person’s first Point of Contact, […]