Worship, Prayer and Study

LCMS National Convention   •   July 20-25, 2019   •   Tampa, Florida

Worship and prayer resources are available for the 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, scheduled for July 20-25, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.

Bible Study

The “Joy:fully Lutheran” Bible study is based on the 2019 convention theme verse:

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus” (1 Thess. 5:16-18 ESV).

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Four essayists are scheduled to address convention attendees Sunday through Wednesday.


Sunday, July 21, 10:30 a.m.

“Joy:fully Lutheran — Rejoice. Pray. Give Thanks.”

Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Mueller Jr.
LCMS First Vice-President


Monday, July 22, 10:20 a.m.

“Joy:fully Lutheran — Rejoice”

Rev. Dr. Thomas J. Egger
Professor of Old Testament, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis


Tuesday, July 23, 9:55 a.m.

“Joy:fully Lutheran — Pray”

Rev. Josemon T. Hoem
LCMS Board of Directors
Pastor, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Murphysboro, Ill.


Wednesday, July 24, 10:05 a.m.

“Joy:fully Lutheran — Give Thanks”

Rev. Dr. Gottfried Martens
Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church, Berlin-Steglitz, Germany


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Pastors from across the Synod will lead worship and preach during the convention.

Sunday, July 21

Morning — 8 a.m.

Reading: Luke 10:38–42

Preacher: Rev. Christopher Esget — Sixth Vice-President, East-Southeast Region


Afternoon — 1:30 p.m.

Reading: Colossians 1:21–29

Preacher: Rev. Robert Zagore — Executive Director, Office of National Mission


Evening — 5:30 p.m.

Reading: Genesis 18:1–14

Liturgist: Rev. William Weedon


Monday, July 22

Morning — 8 a.m.

Reading: Zephaniah 3:14–20

Preacher: Rev. Dr. Daniel Preus — Fifth Vice-President, Central Region


Afternoon — 1:30 p.m.

Reading: John 3:25-30

Preacher: Rev. Dr. Gregory P. Seltz — Executive Director, Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty


Evening — 5:45 p.m.

Reading: Philippians 4:4–7

Liturgist: Rev. William Weedon


Tuesday, July 23

Morning — 8 a.m.

Reading: Luke 18:1–8

Preacher: Rev. Nabil Nour — Third Vice-President, Great Plains Region


Afternoon — 1:30 p.m.

Reading: Ephesians 6:10–20

Preacher: Rev. Prof. Laokouxang (Kou) Seying — Assistant Professor, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis


Evening — 5:45 p.m.

Reading: Romans 12:9–13

Liturgist: Rev. William Weedon


Wednesday, July 24

Morning — 8 a.m.

Reading: Isaiah 12

Preacher: Rev. Dr. John C. Wohlrabe Jr. — Fourth Vice-President, Great Lakes Region


Afternoon — 1:30 p.m.

Commemoration of the Faithful Departed

Reading: Hebrews 13:7–16

Preacher: Rev. Peter K. Lange — President, LCMS Kansas District


Evening — 5:45 p.m.

Reading: Revelation 5:6–14

Liturgist: Rev. William Weedon


Thursday, July 25

Morning — 8 a.m.

Reading: Mark 10:35–45

Preacher: Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray — Second Vice-President, West-Southwest Region

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Chaplain: Rev. William Weedon — LCMS Director of Worship and International Center Chaplain

Assistant Chaplain: To be determined.

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