Augsburg Fortress has published new supplements to Evangelical Lutheran Worship for Lent and the Three Days.
These include a Worship Guidebook and a Musical Guidebook.
The worship guidebook includes a reflective commentary on the services from Evangelical Lutheran Worship for this season, and images and ideas for preaching and worship preparation, while the Musical Guidebook includes over 100 songs and responses.
Go to worship and music guidebooks for more information.
ELCA pastor and Living Liturgies presenter Susan Briehl writes about creating a worship committee. Find a clear and pastoral approach to worship planning in this article at http://www.martyhaugen.net/worshipcommitteeandwheel.pdf or click here “The care and keeping of a parish worship committee”continue reading
Several Marty Haugen songs are available for free downloading. See http://www.martyhaugen.net/free%20downloads.htm or click Marty Haugen’s unpublished songs . The song Bread for the World written for the 35th anniversary of Bread for the World is one of them, and includes the refrain, “we are bread for the world” and “may we be bread for the world.”continue reading
Recently our WLS Inshallah choir sang through the winning submission for the ELCIC/ACC Open Spirit competition called A Song for Advent by Joyce Oleson & Sten Oleson, St. Olaf Lutheran, Swift Current (see openspirit.ca for more results of the competition). This caused me to remember an article by Marty Haugen about writing music. I offer it to you in the hopes that you might redirect it to those among your communities who are interested in hymn writing. We need new hymns that speak about God’s justice in our time, about God’s love for the world today. You’ll find Haugen’s article at http://www.martyhaugen.net/Composer%20article.pdf or click here Writing Well, Getting Published .continue reading
Inshallah sings: Songs of faith from around the world is the first CD of the global music singers called Inshallah. Under the direction of Debbie Lou Ludolph, the director of the Kanata Centre for Worship and Global Song at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Inshallah sings primarily congregational song rather than choral performance repertoire, and is now in its third season. Enjoy these diverse songs, the joy and lament of God’s people all over the globe, by singing along with Inshallah on the cd. $15. or 2 for $25. Available at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, www.seminary.wlu.ca, 519-884-0710.
For a taste of Inshallah’s music, check out Inshallah on Youtube (from the Montreal tour) by typing in Inshallah choir OR click Inshallah on Youtubecontinue reading
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity resources were produced by the churches in Jerusalem this year. Here is Bishop Munib Younan’s sermon from last week: an inspiring call to work together towards unity. The Rt. Rev. Bishop Munib A. Younan is Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL). Sermon: Bishop Munib Younan Jan 2011continue reading
Here is another interesting resource. A service based on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Includes prayers, scripture readings and lyrics set to familiar hymn tunes. This would be appropriate for early February worship services.continue reading
The Kanata Centre for Worship and Global Song at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary offers this eucharistic prayer to the wider community. The prayer is crafted by Rev Dr Allen Jorgenson based on the texts for Epiphany 4, year A (Micah 6:1-8, 1 Cor 1:18 – 31, Matthew 5:1 – 12). Eucharistic Prayer, Epiphany 4continue reading
On the ninth day of Christmas, Debbie Lou updated her synod page!
Here you will find:
1. Synod Prayer Rota for the Church Year under RESOURCES. Thanks to Don Nevile.
2. Suggested worship resources for Epiphany. Thanks to Sara Faulhafer.
3. Invitation to Liturgy Talk. Thanks to Don Nevile.
4. Songs for Worship: alternative/contemporary songs by Lutheran singer-songwriters. Thanks to Anne Anderson.
5. Kanata Centre for Worship and Global Song events for Winter 2011
6. 20 New Year’s Resolutions for the Church Musician
7. Article from Alban Institute on a Conversational Model for Worship Planning
Peace to you and joy in your worship planning!
debbie loucontinue reading