Here I Stand Sunday

“Luther at the Diet of Worms” by Anton von Werner. © Staatsgalerie Stuttgart Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 and used with permission.

April 18, 2021 is “Here I Stand” Sunday

Luther’s famous words at the Diet of Worms


Join Lutherans across the nation in celebrating “Here I Stand” Sunday, a special 500th-anniversary observance endorsed by delegates to the 2019 convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).

2019 Resolution 4-09 calls on God’s people and all LCMS congregations to “gather for worship celebrations … spend time in prayer, asking the Lord to continue to bless the proclamation of the Gospel” and to receive thank offerings to be used toward the continued proclamation of the Gospel throughout the world.

Although this resolution was passed prior to the pandemic, the goal remains the same: to encourage continued comradery across the Synod.

Therefore, encouraged by the confession of Dr. Martin Luther, we gladly bring to mind the truth that to gather in the Lord’s name and around His Holy Word and Sacrament is to be joined always to the full number of saints — both around the world and in eternity.

As you and your church prepare to remember this anniversary, you are invited to use the following resources.

 

Bulletin Insert & Worship Materials

Bulletin Inserts

Bulletin inserts to print and worship resources for
customized bulletins, service planning, and sermon preparation.

Color Bulletin B&W Bulletin Worship Materials

Luther displayed godly courage in his appearance at Worms, but it was far from his last such display. A video presentation by LCMS Central Illinois District staff member Dr. Ken Schurb entitled “Luther: A Profile in Courage” explores others.
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Give Your “Here I Stand” Thank Offering

If you would like to support the continued proclamation of the Gospel throughout the world by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, you can donate using any of the following methods:

 

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Donate by Mail

Make check payable to “The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod” and write “Here I Stand Thank Offering” on the memo line.

Mail to: The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
P.O. Box 66861
St. Louis, MO 63166-6861

 

Donate by Phone

To ask questions about this effort, or to make a contribution using your credit or debit card: Call 888-930-4438

Due to the LCMS International Center being closed, please leave a voice message with your name and preferred telephone number, and a team member will return your call.

 

 

 

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