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The Program Committee for Worship of the ELCIC
has commissioned Where Two or Three Are Gathered: Worship for Small Assemblies, a series of worship outlines for the seasons of the church year using Evangelical Lutheran Worship as the primary resource. Each weeks’ worship orders include options for Holy Communion and Service of the Word.
We hope you find these outlines helpful in your worship planning.
New worship resources for October and November are now online, including suggestions for Thanksgiving, Reformation, and All Saints Sunday. These outlines support worship in the congregations and ministries of the ELCIC and partner churches by providing information and ideas supplementary to other print and online sources.
Find them on the Worship website of the ELCIC at: http://www.worship.ca .
The Anglican Lutheran National Worship Conference
held in Victoria BC this past July offered a variety of opportunities for participants to enter into the theme of the conference, “Responding to Disaster – Prayer, Song, Presence”, through plenary sessions, worship, workshops, and social gatherings. Clergy, laity, Anglicans, Lutherans, ecumenical partners, and all who attended, were challenged by our keynote speaker, Lizette Larson-Miller, an Anglican priest and the Huron Lawson professor at Huron University College of the University of Western Ontario. Chad Fothergill, our conference musician, offered musical insights during our worship, as well as challenging us with the psalms of lament.
Two of the conference attendees offer here their diverse reflections on attending the National Worship Conference. Pastor David Malina touches on the theme, “Are we ready? Are we pastors and worship leaders prepared to offer liturgies and prayers at times of heartbreaking disasters, which help us absorb, process through, and respond to disasters when they eventually happy, both in our personal, individual lives, as well as in our corporate lives.” Rev. Paul Bosch reflects on where tradition plays a role in our worship conferences – both in our liturgies and in the songs and hymns we sing.
Take the time to read through these reflections. Feel free to comment and add your own thoughts. And it is not too early to know that there will be another National Worship Conference coming in 2020. Details will be communicated as they become available.continue reading