Because of space limitations, the propers are not included in the pew edition of Lutheran Service Book. For this reason, it will be essential for pastors to use the LSB Altar Book when leading corporate worship.
Altar Book
The Altar Book contains significant resources that assist the pastor in leading corporate worship.

Altar Book

The pew edition of Lutheran Service Book is supported by a number of companion editions. Of greatest importance to the pastor is the LSB Altar Book. The Altar Book contains significant resources that assist the pastor in leading corporate worship.

All of the services from the pew edition are included in the Altar Book. These services are supplemented by additional rubrics and instructions intended to assist the pastor in leading the services.

Also included are the complete propers for both the three- and one-year lectionaries, as well as the lectionary for the Feasts, Festivals, and Occasions. These propers include Introits, Graduals, and Verses. The Collect of the Day is also included, formatted in “sense lines” for ease of reading.


What’s Inside the Altar Book

The Altar Book contains over 200 prayers of intercession and thanksgiving, carefully arranged according to the following topics:
The Church and Her Mission
At Worship
Baptismal Life
Civil Realm
Home and Family
In Times of Need
In Times of Joy
For the Daily Offices

Also included is a comprehensive topical index of prayers in the Altar Book.

The following resources and services for Lent and Holy Week are also included:
Ash Wednesday with the optional Imposition of Ashes
A Harmony of the Passion History according to the Four Gospels
Passion Sunday with the Procession of Palms
Holy (Maundy) Thursday
Good Friday—Chief Service
Good Friday—Tenebrae Vespers
The Vigil of Easter

In addition to the spoken version of the Litany which is included in the pew edition, a musical setting of the Litany is also provided in the Altar Book.

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