As some churches seek alternative avenues for worship away from their church buildings, we recognize the need for externally available worship materials from our Moravian Book of Worship and other liturgical resources.
As an initial step, we have prepared liturgies from the 1995 Moravian Book of Worship, Sing to the Lord A New Song and Singing From the Heart for use by Moravian congregations. These liturgies are copyrighted by the Interprovincial Board of Communication, who grants permission to Moravian congregations to use these liturgies and distribute to their members. These should not be distributed or reproduced beyond the Moravian Church in America.
- Liturgy with Church Litany (PDF) (Word)
- Liturgy with Shorter Church Litany (PDF) (Word)
- Liturgy of Grace (PDF) (Word)
- Liturgy of Christian Unity (PDF) (Word)
- Liturgy for Lent (1) (PDF) (Word)
- Intercessions in Times of Crisis (PDF) (Word)
- General Prayer of Intercession (PDF) (Word)
- The Good Shepherd (PDF) (Sing to the Lord)
- A Journey Through Psalm 23 (PDF) (Sing to the Lord)
- Congregational Prayers for Moravians (Lent) (PDF) (Singing From the Heart)
In addition, here are liturgies written by the Rt. Rev. Kay Ward and the Rev. Rick Beck. We are grateful for their inspirational words and permission for their use by Moravian congregations.
NEW! For Palm Sunday and Easter
- Liturgy for Advent and Palm Sunday (PDF) (Word)
- Congregational Prayers for Moravians (Advent/Palm Sunday) (PDF)
- Liturgy for Easter Morning (PDF) (Word)
- Liturgy for Easter (PDF) (Word)
Note that these liturgies are ones that do not contain hymns copyrighted by others. That means they can be used for in-person and online performance by Moravian congregations and agencies. Other material in the Moravian Book of Worship that contains a copyright symbol — that is, material whose copyright is held by an outside entity or publisher — must have its copyrights cleared with the owner. For more information on churches and copyrights, click here.
Please let us know if you find these materials helpful, or if there are other ways we can assist.