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 place at these gatherings. We will open anew the gifts of God at the strong center of worship in word and sacrament. We will explore how to open more widely the doors that welcome the world to these gifts and the doors that send us with these gifts into God’s beloved and needy world.

These events will include:

  • Introduction – for those engaging ELW for the first time.
  • Deeper Exploration – for those who know the treasures well, but long for renewed energy or a deeper understanding.
  • Newer Resources – for those interested in the many print and online resources in the ELW family that have been produced since 2006.
  • Foundations – for those who want to connect with the core principles of worship in the ELCA while engaging the culture, gifts, and practices of a local community.
  • Synodical Leadership – for those who want to offer ELW introductions and/or refreshers in their synod.

…plus worship, singing, networking, creative brain-sailing, and more.

Three identical events:

  • October 7-8, 2016 Bethany Lutheran Church, Englewood, Colorado (not yet confirmed)
  • October 14-15, 2016 Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester, Minnesota
  • November 4-5, 2016 Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale, Pennsylvania

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