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.

“Here I Stand” Sunday

Luther’s famous words at the Diet of Worms

On April 18, 2021, Lutheran across the nation celebrated “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.


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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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