2016 Convention Worship

Sermon for Sunday, June 19, 2016 – Sermon.ABT Synod Convention.June 2016

Worship and Offerings

Worship is a significant focus during Convention.  We will begin and close each day with worship.  A Worship Committee, chaired by Carolyn Ethier and including Chaplain Daranne Harris, Colleen McGinnis, Rev. Ron Flamand, Robyn Simpson-Mohr, and Dr. Joy Berg has planned a series of unique services to bless and enrich our worship time together. 


The Opening Worship, which will be held in the Chapel (Faith and Life Centre, U of A Augustana Campus, Camrose) at 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 16, features a Hymn Festival and the Eucharist.  The Sending Worship with Eucharist is scheduled for 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 18.  Offerings will be shared equally between the ELCIC`s Reformation Challenge – LWF Endowment Fund, and the ABT Synod Bishop`s Discretionary Fund.

The Opening Worship hymn festival, Liberated by God’s Grace, was commissioned by Bishop Larry Kochendorfer for use at the 2016 Synod Convention. It is available for congregational use by clicking here.