Category: worship

Strong Center | Open Door | Engaging Lutheran worship today

In this 10th anniversary year of the publication of Evangelical Lutheran Worship you are invited to attend an event focusing on Lutheran worship in our current context. Pastors, musicians, lay leaders, and worship committees: whether you have extensive experience with ELW, are exploring it for the first time, or use other materials for your community’s worship, you will find a …

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ELCA Worship News – March 2016

Dear friends, As a parish pastor, I always looked forward to Holy Week. It is a week filled with worship and lots of it. It is a week that we invite the world into the holy three days. It is a week that we once again are invited into the awesome mystery of the tree …

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ELCA Worship News – August 2015

Dear friends, I hate to say it, but summer is fleeting and soon we’ll be moving into a new school year when things often shift into high gear in our congregations as well. Your worship staff wishes you some restful and renewing time during these final weeks of summer. For many of us who were …

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ELCA Worship News July 2015

“When we worship together as a community of living Christians, we do not worship alone, we worship ‘with all the company of heaven.’” – Marianne H. Micks I remember a story that former Presiding Bishop H. George Anderson once told. He said that after his first wife died he felt as if he couldn’t worship, …

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Worship Matters

The Rev. H. Jeffrey A. Clements (from the May-June 2015 issue of Making Christ Known) My son was new to his position as associate director of Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp. He and his dog had moved to Montana that summer with what he could stuff into his small car. My daughter-in-law was still working in …

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Something Old, Something New

The Rev. Twila Schock (from the May-June 2015 issue of Making Christ Known) “Wow!  I love worshiping here.  I was afraid, hearing you were Lutheran, you would make us bow, cross ourselves, and say things at church that we didn’t feel.  Instead, we sing, we read the Bible, and we pray.” * * * “Thank …

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Worship Is

The Rev. Robert A. Franek (from the May-June 2015 issue of Making Christ Known) Worship is from the beginning the Church’s primary faith practice. A people gathered by the Holy Spirit around word and sacrament on the Lord’s Day giving thanks and praise for resurrection of Jesus Christ is the church’s primary activity. Everything in …

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Worship Is the Heart of All We Do

Given competition, is it ‘hub of our week, space of our regrouping’? The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, ELCA Presiding Bishop (from the May-June 2015 issue of Making Christ Known) There is a Seattle-based caffeinated beverage company that goes to great lengths to provide excellent customer service. Its campaign is to make itself everyone’s “Third Place.” “First …

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