TO ENCOURAGE A MORE UNIFORM PRACTICE OF WORSHIP FORMS FROM OUR HYMNALS
WHEREAS, a great diversity of worship practices in our synod has led to less unity in our synod and not more unity; and
WHEREAS, common questions after visiting a Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod congregation are, “How did you like that?” and “Will we ever come back?” instead of “How Christ-centered was the pastor’s sermon?” or “How well did the hymns and order of service proclaim Law and Gospel?”; and
WHEREAS, the orders of service in our synodically approved hymnals faithfully proclaim the Word of God; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that the pastors, church musicians, and congregations of the Southern Illinois District draw more heavily on our synodically approved hymnals; and be it finally
RESOLVED, that the 2012 ((DISTRICT)) in convention memorialize the 2013 Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Convention to encourage all of our synod’s pastors, church musicians, and congregations to draw more heavily on our synodically approved hymnals.