Day 5:53 pm

  • What’s Coming Up?

    Have you ever wondered what is happening worship wise in other Ministry Areas of Synod?  A new monthly feature of the Eastern Synod Worship Blog will be a listing of upcoming worship and music events occurring around the synod, as well as nationally (and even some international events!).  My hope is to build a place where people can learn what others are doing, and to provide a comprehensive list of events that may be of interest to rostered ministers and laypeople who are interested in worship.

    The activities may range from worship services to conferences to retreats to workshops.  It will include:

    • Workshops, Seminars, Retreats, Conferences – especially focusing on preaching, music, worship, prayers, etc….
    • Ecumenical and Joint Worship events (Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Prayers for the Holy Land, Reformation, Lenten Services/Events, to name a few)
    • Installations, Ordinations, Consecrations,…

    If you have any ideas of events that could be included in this list, please forward them to me at: esworshipblog@gmail.com.

    Here is a beginning list of events in Kitchener/Waterloo and Area, Toronto, Ottawa, Victoria and Washington

    Kitchener/Waterloo Area

    January 28, 2018 – Circle of Learning and Song

    St. James Lutheran Church, Elmira at 2:30 pm with Inshallah, Mino Ode Kwewak N’Gamowak (Good Hearted Women Singers) and some of our Six National neighbours.  Hear about our Eastern Synod partnership with the Six Nations community to develop the Music for the Spirit program for youth.

    Circle of Learning and Song

    February 10, 2018 – Worship Come to its Senses

    Explore songs, texts, and a combination of verbal and non-verbal ways to communicate our worship with Don Saliers, author and distinguished professor emeritus of theology and worship at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

    Co-sponsored by the Kanata Centre for Worship and Global Song at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Anabaptist Learning Workshops at Conrad Grebel University College, and Mennonite Church Eastern Canada.

    For more information and to register, click here.

    February 11, 2018 – Service of Lessons, Carols & Choral Music

    On the Festival of the Transfiguration, the Leupold Chorale will host a Service of Lessons, Choral Music, and Carols (more…)

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  • Prayer Cycles and Prayer Days

    As we continue in this new church year and begin a new calendar year, there are a variety of prayer cycles that are available for our use, to help us pray consciously and consistently for our neighbours locally and around the world.  As well, there are two important ecumenical dates that encourage us to pray with each other and to strive for unity.

    How do you encourage prayer for others in your own community?  What other resources do you use?  Let me know and I will be happy to share these resources with others.

    From the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Anglican Church in Canada we have the Anglican Lutheran Prayer Cycle

    From the World Council of Churches website: The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle enables us to journey in prayer through (more…)

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