Concordia Sunday is just around the corner, and the Concordia University System has free resources available to help LCMS congregations celebrate. April 21 is the suggested date, but any Sunday that is convenient to a congregation is appropriate.

Concordia University System, the Synod’s higher-education ministry, helps develop Christian leaders for service to the church and world. Concordia Sunday provides an opportunity to highlight the importance of a Christian higher education set in a Lutheran context. Such an education prepares young people to serve in positions that benefit both the church and community at large. During your Concordia Sunday observance, we encourage your prayers for the continued blessings of our heavenly Father of this ongoing educational formation that bears Witness to Christ, encourages Mercy toward our neighbor, and heartens our robust Life Together.

There are a number of free materials available to use in celebrating Concordia Sunday, including:

  • Litany of Thanksgiving
  • Prayers for Concordia Sunday
  • Suggested hymns
  • Announcements for worship folders and newsletters
  • Talking points (sermon outlines)
  • Children’s message


You can order these free materials here.

If you have questions , please contact the LCMS Concordia University System office at 800-248-1930 ext. 1252, or  You can also visit