June 23, 2019: Worship for National Indigenous Peoples Day
From Rev. Paul Gehrs Assistant to the Bishop, Justice and Leadership National Office:
“National Indigenous Peoples Day Preaching/Teaching & Prayer Resource kit for congregational use from the Eastern Synod Circle for Reconciliation and Justice. If June 23rd has already been planned in your congregation, please consider using this package on another day. The message is not confined to National Indigenous Peoples Day; the work of reconciliation and justice continues every day. Blessings on your ministry.”
The purpose of the Worship and Arts Committee is to assist congregations and ministries within the Synod to offer faithful worship to God, rooted in Scripture and the confessional and liturgical heritage of our Lutheran tradition.
A link to Lift Up Your Hearts – the Worship and Spirituality Site of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada can be found here: -http://www.worship.ca/
Ongoing areas of service –
- Calendar of Intercessions: A list of weekly prayer suggestions to be used by congregations in their public prayers. These are published in the weekly e-newsletter, Wednesday’s Word.
At the 2017 Congregational Life Event, Worship and the Arts Ministry Team hosted a worshipo resource table for participants to browse between sessions.
A list of the resources was compiled by Carolyn Ethier, W&AMT Chair, and can be accessed here: Worship Resource ABT Synod March 2017
2018 National Worship Conference
Sing, Pray, Presence, in response to disasters
July 16-19, 2018 in Victoria, BC
2016 National Worship Conference
The joint Anglican Church of Canada and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada‘s 2016 National Worship Conference took place in Waterloo, Ontario, July 24-27 under the theme Formation & Reformation: Worship, Justice and God’s Mission.
With an emphasis on justice and mission, the National Worship Conference brought together presenters and participants from across Canada to explore the worship life of the church. The 2016 keynote addresses was given by The Rev. Dr. Bruce Jenneker (Cape Town, South Africa) and The Rev. Dr. Stephen Larson (New Hamburg, Ontario). Look to the National Worship Conference website for details.
Guidelines and advice about the following worship-related topics:
- Worship Guidelines – ABT Synod – Worship Guidelines for Pastors, Congregations and Ministries
- Lutheran/Anglican Resources (Full Communion Resources/Documents from the ELCIC website)
- Ushering Guidelines
- Influenza Guidelines – Flu Letter
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