The LCANZ provides a variety of resources for congregations to use when they don’t have a pastor, including the Worship Planning Page ( There also are videoed sermons to download and online worship services available through Lutheran Media ( Some congregations also use the interview and discussion videos, podcasts, scripts and booklets from Messages of Hope in their worship services, small groups and mission efforts when in pastoral vacancy, says Lutheran Media Director Richard Fox. Discover these and much more at

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