FROM KATHRYN SMITH: PCW representative, Eastern SynodThe Program Committee for Worship of the ELCIC has commissioned a series calledWhere Two or Three Are Gathered: Worship for Small Assemblies.It is a series of worship outlines for the seasons of the church yearusing Evangelical Lutheran Worship as the primary resource.We begin with the season of Advent.Please find attached worship outlines for each of the four Sundays of Advent.One set of outlines includes Holy Communion, and one set of outlines is for Service of the Word.These outlines are prepared by Michèle Barr, from the Manitoba Synod.We hope you find these outlines helpful in your worship planning.
At the synod/seminary sponsored Music Makes Community event this past summer, I taught a number of songs along with teaching practice skills that are part of the MMC core principles. Here are two you-tube clips that could help you teach these pieces paperlessly — both are found in Inshallah’s songbook “Sing the Circle Wide” published last November, available from Sperling’s Church Supply in Waterloo.
Who will set us free? (well suited to Advent)
Palestinian Hallelujah (well suited to singing at the time of the Gospel Acclamation when you are speaking about the synod’s relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land or making prayers for peace in Palestine/Israel) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWQezCzazpgcontinue reading
Jamie Courtney, Minister of Music at Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hamburg, reminds us of the gift of a cappella singing: “A cappella,” when translated from Italian, doesn’t, in fact, refer to the absence of instruments. ‘In the manner of the church/chapel’ is the simplest translation. Wisely, our understanding of voices-only singing, has its roots right here, in the worship space.” (Trinity Dove, 2013)
Join Dr. Wendell Glick as he draws from practices and postures of an a cappella congregational singing tradition to provide perspectives that can help enable the congregation’s voice in accompanied traditions. Considerations will include strengths and challenges of incorporating unaccompanied singing in worship settings, examining textural priority (congregation vs. organ vs. choir, etc.), use of physical space, leadership strategies, formative patterns, congregational buy-in, and listening tips.
November 13, 7 pm, WK United Mennonite Church, Waterloo.
For more information, see Singing Faith – Nov 13 2017 FINAL
Sponsored jointly by the Kanata Centre for Worship and Global Song, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary and The RCCO Waterloo Wellington Centre chapter.continue reading
Real Presence: Responding to the Word is the third of five Anglican – Lutheran Liturgy Days and the first to be held in Waterloo. Consider bringing your worship and music planning team to this event.Date: Saturday, September 23rdTime: 9:00 am to 3:30 pmPlace: Renison University CollegePlenary speaker: Rev Canon John HillRegistration deadline: This Friday, September 15Cost and additional details are found on the attached flyer above.
Kairos letter September 1 posts Creation resources for prayer and action. See http://https://www.kairoscanada.org/season-creation-global-prayer-action-creation?utm_source=KAIROS+Canada&utm_campaign=223628589c-KT+September+2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_260e90eae1-223628589c-98966117&mc_cid=223628589c&mc_eid=304e73b475continue reading
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