The following events are being held in the Kitchener – Waterloo, Ottawa, Hamilton and Toronto areas, as well as information about the upcoming Institute of Liturgical Studies being held in Indiana.

    Also, did you know The Center for Congregational Song just launched their podcast? It’s called “Voices United: A Congregational Song Podcast” and is hosted by Ben Brody. Thanks for the inspiring title idea, United Church of Canada! Episode three, which is the latest episode to be released, is an interview with Deer Park Associate Professor of Sacred Music (and therefore honorary Canadian), Lim Swee Hong.


    October 25 – 28 

    At St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Ottawa, ON:  “Becoming Communities of Transformation”

    The weekend, hosted by the Anglican Studies Program Saint Paul University, and Saint Matthew’s Anglican Church and supported by the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa and the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada will include the sharing of and leadership of liturgical rites, small group formation, theological reflection, formation for leaders, faith conversation and listening skills fellowship and opportunity for ongoing access to resources and community dialogue.

    Training is open and welcomes all denominations. Parish teams of 3 or more are encouraged to participate and experience these paths and tools for becoming welcoming, forming, sending communities in its worship, reflection, prayer and ministry.

    For more information and to register, click here.


    October 27 –

    Inshallah “Singing the Circle Wide” – Join the Inshallah singing community for a day of singing and exploring the repertoire of the Inshallah songbook, Sing the Circle Wide: Songs of faith from around the world.  Workshops on instrumentation, signing, movement, context and leadership.  Saturday, October 27; 9:00 – 3:00; Waterloo North Mennonite Church.  Cost: $20.00, includes lunch.  To register or for more information, contact Kathryn Smith at admin@inshallah.ca, or 519-822-4097.


    November 4 –


    On All Saints’ Sunday, November 4th, at 7:00 pm, the Leupold Chorale will host the Liturgy of Compline, enhanced by choral music of the season, to mark the Feast of All Saints. Please join us at Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 29 Westmount Road South, Waterloo. Founded in 2009, the Leupold Chorale strives to foster and preserve the performance of the music of the Lutheran Church and the continental Reformation, the early music of other Christian traditions, and other sacred music rarely heard today.

    A broken hallelujah of  defiance, anger and hope.
    Led by Andrew and Wendy Donaldson
    with performances, readings, prayers and call-and-response singing, this is a shout-out against the violence and fear promoted by some of our world leaders, and an affirmation of welcome, justice and hope.
    Spiritual but not dogmatic, it draws from various faith traditions, and eclectic musical styles (freedom songs, protest songs).

    Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square, behind the Eaton Centre
    Refreshments 2:30  Program: 3:00


    November 18 – 

    An official RCCO event. Music Therapist, Rebekah Jordan-Miller will be offering a session on Musicians and Mental Health in the afternoon that day. Rebekah holds a DMA in piano performance and a Masters in Music Therapy. More information to follow. In the meantime, check out her biography here.


    April 29 – May 1, 2019


    You are invited to register for the seventy-first Institute of Liturgical Studies, Table of Thanksgiving: How Eucharist Forms Us.  We will gather on the campus of Valparaiso University from April 29 – May 1, 2019. 
    Plenary Speakers:
    • Charles Arand
    • Paul Bradshaw
    • M. Shawn Copeland
    • Cynthia Moe-Lobeda
    Online registration is now open!  Visit www.valpo.edu/ils for more information.  We look forward to seeing you next spring!  Early Bird Registration ends January 31, 2019.
    Send me information on events happening in your area, and I will include in the next monthly Upcoming Events.  Send to esworshipblog@gmail.com

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