The North American Hymn Society will be meeting in Waterloo in July. Come for some wonderful hymn singing in Kitchener Waterloo churches with others who love to sing. See the poster for details. It’s free and it’s freeing!!
Five Hymn Festivals in one week! Waterloo Hymn Festivals Flyer
SUNDAY, JULY 16, 7:30PM
“Living Voices of the Gospel”
Michael Burkhardt and Paul Westermeyer
ST. MATTHEW LUTHERAN CHURCH, KITCHENER
MONDAY, JULY 17, 7:30PM
“Reformation Psalms and Beyond”
ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, KITCHENER
TUESDAY, JULY 18, 7:30PM
“A Day for Making Changes: Singing Reformation Around the Globe”
FIRST UNITED CHURCH, WATERLOO
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 7:30PM
“God of All the Many Lands”
ST. JOHNS LUTHERAN CHURCH, WATERLOO
THURSDAY, JULY 20, 10:30AM
“Singing Our Journeys Together: Semper Reformanda”
C. Michael Hawn and Ulston Patmore Smith
THEATRE OF THE ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: For more information, see www.thehymnsociety.org/2017-Waterloo
Each image of the 27 images is an original linoleum block print resulting from a printmaking process in which an image is drawn on a block of wood covered with a thin layer of linoleum and then hand-carved to expose areas that will be white. Ink is rolled onto the block, covering the surface not cut away. Paper made from the mulberry tree is laid on top and hand rubbed with a Japanese barren or wooden spoon. In transferring the ink to the paper the resulting image is a reflection of the design placed on the block. All first appeared in the book Visuals for Worship (Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2006) which is no longer in print.
When using an image please include the following acknowledgment: “Linoleum block print by Elizabeth Steele Halstead.”continue reading
Crieff Hills Retreat and Conference Centre presents the third annual music ministry conference on June 2, 2017.
Meet your colleagues and reflect together on “Singing on the Boundaries” with Debbie Lou Ludolph, and “Building Bridges within the Clergy-Musician Ministry Team” with Chellan Hoffman and Chris Fisher. For more information see the brochure: Building Bridges .
The community of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Montreal shares with the synod A CHRISTIAN LITURGY OF COMMEMORATION AND PRAYER for victims at le Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec. At 1 p.m. on Saturday, as St. John’s gathers, take a moment to pray for the families of the victims and for all who suffer. You will find the commemoration service outline here:
Grant, O God, that your holy, life-giving Spirit would move every human heart so that barriers which divide us might be dismantled, so that mistrust and suspicion disappear, so that hate comes to an end. May we live without divisions and celebrate you as our one creator, God who is great and who guides us in ways of peace. Amen.
Hilary Donaldson, musician and worship leader from Toronto, who has taught congregational song leadership at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, shares 5 congregational songs for Black History month on her blog “Transforming Every Guest.” Check it out!!
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity materials are ready. You will find them here:continue reading
Pastor Steve Johnson reports that Redeemer & Trinity in London are “hooking up with some of our close Catholic neighbours to do the starting and ending Sundays (St. Michael’s RC on 15th Jan and Trinity ELCIC 22nd Jan).” Pastor Steve says, “It is very good stuff.”
Partner with other congregations and bring Marty Haugen to town!! Click on the link for more information:continue reading