Upcoming Events – March 2018 edition

  • Worship, Liturgy, Song, Being Together

    There are a number of workshops, conferences and day long events that those involved in worship leadership will find inspiring and enriching.  Check out these events in Valparaiso, Indiana, the Grand River Ministry Area, the Ottawa Ministry Area and from Liturgy Canada.


    2018 Institute of Liturgical Studies

    Now celebrating its 69th institute, each year during the second week of Easter, clergy, musicians and other worship leaders meet at Valparaiso University for the Institute of Liturgical Studies, three days of continuing education, worship, community and renewal.

    Plenary presenters Jessicah Krey Duckworth, Paul Hoffman, Maxwell Johnson and Craig Satterlee will engage us in these questions of baptismal meaning and renewal for our own time. Practical workshops around this theme geared to pastors, musicians and worship leaders will be offered Tuesday and Wednesday.

    A highlight of this institute is the opportunity to worship in Valparaiso’s Chapel of the Resurrection. The liturgies used for worship will offer eucharistic and other prayer offices to help us reflect on how we are formed by the gift of baptism. The Harre Student Union will be the home for the institute’s registration, plenary presentations, meals and exhibits. Its proximity to the chapel makes walking distances accessible and convenient.

    It is not too late to register! Registration and information about workshops, seminars, worship and the schedule are available at valpo.edu/ils.


    Grand River Ministry Area 

    A Worship Leadership Event

    It Takes a Village…

    Trusting and Inspiring One Another

    To Become an Effective Music Ministry Team

    2 Stimulating Workshops for Clergy, Musicians and Lay Leaders

    “Beyond the Bench: Essential Skills for a 21st-Century Music Ministry” – Chris Fischer, Pastoral Musician, Knox Presbyterian Church, Guelph

    “From ‘Me’ to ‘We’: Clergy-Musican Relationships and Implications for Worship” – Rev. Jacquie Foxall, Minister, Knox Presbyterian Church, Oakville

    Saturday, April 14, 2018

    9:00 AM – 12:00 pm

    Knox Presbyterian Church, 20 Quebec Street, Guelph

    Worship Leadership Event – Guelph


    Ottawa Ministry Area

    You are invited to Ottawa to participate in an upcoming Centered in Song event, as part of the Center for Congregational Song Launch Tour.  Watch for a similar event to be held in Toronto later this fall.  Visit the following sites for more information and to register:



    Website: https://congregationalsong.org/event/centered-song-ottawa/

    Registration Link: https://www.regonline.com/centeredinsongottawa
    Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1726096527457244/


    Liturgy Canada event

    Real Presence: Sharing the Meal

    April 28, 2018

    9:00 am to 3:30 pm

    Lizette Larson-Millar, Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at Huron University College, London, Ontario will be the keynote speaker.


    Song at the Table – led by Scott Weidler

    Honouring the Stuff of Creation – led by Paul Bosch

    Including Children and Youth: Imagining a Eucharistic Liturgy that fully honours the presence of Children and Youth – Alicia Becker

    Making Space at the Table – David Fletcher and Gregor Sneddon

    April 28 Liturgy Canada Event Poster


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