HYMNAL COMPANION TO EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN WORSHIP
The hymnal companion to Evangelical Lutheran Worship, which will give the context, origin and character of the hymns, is now ready to be ordered from Augsburg Fortress. Twenty per cent discount if you order before September 1. You will note that the resource is prepared by Paul Westermeyer and you can be assured he is a Lutheran musician and theologian who cares deeply about music and worship for our time. I’m looking forward to his work, and I am grateful for it!continue reading
It was a privilege to work with the 2010 Assembly worship team: Michael Mills, Robb Wilson, Chun Zhang, Tuula Van Gaasbeek, Matthew Anderson, James Brown, Sebastian Meadows-Helmer and Mark Harris. We are glad to share our resources and original materials with you. Included in this post you will find a word from Robb Wilson on the way he approaches the design of the worship space, the prayers that Matthew Anderson crafted throughout the Assembly, the Psalm James Brown composed for the Assembly, the liturgical texts Michael Mills created, and the entire liturgies with musical resources cited.
The wonderful thing about being on a team like this is that when everyone does their particular piece of preparation with great care, and then comes with the understanding that the team will respond to the new space and developments throughout the Assembly, there is an attentiveness to the context and the ‘moment’, and a freedom to continue to create. The resources reflect what happened; what together, led by the Spirit, with so many who helped to enliven our worship, we created. Thanks be to God.
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