Sola Liturgical Calendar

Free to download from the Sola website!  Sola Publishing recommends the use of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod version of the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL), as found in the Lutheran Service Book (LSB), from Concordia Publishing House. Lectionary inserts and other worship products produced by Sola Publishing are based on the LCMS version of the RCL, rather than the ELCA version. Used by permission.

PDF copies of this calendar may be downloaded here for free; permission is granted to photocopy these sheets for local congregational use. Click the links below:

   FREE PDF: Sola 2023-2024 Liturgical Calendar (Year B) - Color

   FREE PDF: Sola 2023-2024 Liturgical Calendar (Year B) - Grayscale

Older Years:

   FREE PDF: Sola 2022-2023 Liturgical Calendar (Year A) - Color

   FREE PDF: Sola 2021-2022 Liturgical Calendar (Year C) - Color

   FREE PDF: Sola 2020-2021 Liturgical Calendar (Year B) - Color

   FREE PDF: Sola 2019-2020 Liturgical Calendar (Year A) - Color

   FREE PDF: Sola 2018-2019 Liturgical Calendar (Year C) - Color

   FREE PDF: Sola 2017-2018 Liturgical Calendar (Year B) - Color

   FREE PDF: Sola 2016-2017 Liturgical Calendar (Year A) - Color

As a convenience, or for those who may not have access to a color printer, hard copies of the Sola Liturgical Calendar can be ordered here on our online store for just $2.00 each.

LCMS Lutheran Lectionary Resources

- LCMS Lectionary Scripture Summaries (link)
- LCMS Full Lectionary Listings (link)
- CPH iCal Software - Lectionary Calendar (link)

Contemporary Song Suggestions from wordtoworship.com

LSB: Hardcover Lectionary Volumes
For those who are using the Sola Lectionary Calendar and are looking for bound lectionary volumes (lector's books) for use in worship, we recommend that you go to the Concordia Publishing House website: https://www.cph.org/searchnew.aspx?SearchTerm=Lutheran+Service+Book+Lectionary

Here you will find fine quality hardcover lectionary volumes (one for each year A-B-C) which use the ESV and are based on the version of the Revised Common Lectionary found in the Lutheran Service Book (LSB) -- the same schedule of readings that are recommended by Sola.

Daily Lectionary (NALC, LCMS, LCC)

This daily Bible reading guide, Reading the Word of God, was conceived and prepared as a result of the ongoing discussions between representatives of three church bodies: Lutheran Church—Canada (LCC), The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) and the North American Lutheran Church (NALC).

Daily Lectionary Readings 2018

Daily Lectionary Readings 2019

Daily Lectionary Readings 2020


Sola Scriptura Setting
A Spoken Liturgy for Holy Communion — using Scripture Verses

FREE PDF: Individual Half-Page Format

FREE PDF: Pages Formatted for Printing Back-to-Back as a Booklet

servicecoverpic.pngThis setting of the service for Holy Communion is being made available from Sola as a free downloadable file. The spoken dialog and prayers in this setting are taken directly from the English Standard Version (ESV), with the appropriate citations listed throughout. Verses were chosen to convey the same sense and meaning found in the traditional liturgy, emphasizing the biblical basis for our worship. Since this is a spoken liturgy, relying on musical accompaniment only for congregational hymns, it is well-suited for places where professionally-trained accompanists or vocal soloists are not available to lead a musical setting of the liturgy.


The Holy Trinity Setting
A Revised Version of the 1917 Common Service 
© 2011 - Text: Michael G. Tavella, Musical Arrangment: Kile Smith

FREE PDF:  Individual Page Format  (black/white/red)

This revised setting of the Lutheran Common Service of 1917 was created by the worship staff at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (NALC) in Abington, PA.  It is especially recommended to congregations that come from a more formal liturgical tradition.

The setting is offered to the larger Church for use by congregations in worship. Permission is granted to reproduce copies for local congregations and district gatherings, so long as the copyright information above appears.  The authors solicit feedback from pastors, musicians and congregations.  For questions and comments, please contact Pastor Amanda Grimmer by email at: NAGrimmer@msn.com.

Passion Narrative from the Gospel of Mark (2024)