IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to copyright restrictions, we are unable to post liturgies that contain copyrighted hymns or hymn texts. However, Moravian congregations with appropriate licenses to use these materials in online services may request electronic versions of liturgies from the 1995 Moravian Book of Worship, 2010 Singing From the Heart and 2013 Sing to the Lord a New Song songbook. Contact Sue Kiefner at the IBOC at [email protected] with your request.
Updated July 26, 2020
New: The IBOC has prepared a series of backgrounds for use in PowerPoint or Keynote presentations used in online or in-church services. To view and download these backgrounds, visit this page.
Now available: Liturgy for Pentecost and August 13 (see below) with musical accompaniments.
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.
We continue to add 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 of Reconciliation (PDF) (Word) (added 5/12/20)
- Liturgy for Christian Homes (PDF) (Word) (added 5/12/2020)
- 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)
- General Order for Holy Communion (PDF) (Word)
- Liturgy for New Years and Anniversaries (PDF) (Word)
- Liturgy for Trinity Sunday (PDF) (Word) (Note: Additional hymns for Trinity Sunday available on our Music page.)
- Liturgy for All Saints (PDF) (Word)
- Liturgy for Pentecost and August 13 (PDF) (Singing from the Heart)
- 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)
- Congregational Prayers for Moravians The Lord’s Prayer/God’s Loving Kindness (PDF) (Singing from the Heart) (Added 4.16.20)
- Prayers for Mother’s Day (PDF) (Sing to the Lord)
- Liturgy for Fathers’ Day (PDF) (Word)
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.
- A Liturgy of Compassion (Beck) (Word)
- A Liturgy of Healing (Ward) (Word)
- Examine Prayer (Beck) (Word) (Added 4.16.20)
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)
For music resources, click here.
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.
Please let us know if you find these materials helpful, or if there are other ways we can assist.