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Two Days in Denver: We are Church, Together

Today’s post is from Mary Shaima, Diaconal Associate at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Encinitas, California.    In early October, I cleared the decks for two days to travel to Denver for the first of the “Strong Center, Open Door” events...

LiturgyGram: Asperges

    Ever wondered, “Why the water?” Asperges (noun, pronounced ah-SPUR-jes) is the sprinkling of baptismal water upon worshipers as a reminder of their baptism. The ministers who are performing the apserges may use a pine branch or a special...

The Lutheran Church Musician as Deacon

  Today’s post is by Scott Weidler, outgoing Program Director for Worship and Music in the ELCA. An excerpt from an article written for CrossAccent, the journal of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, it addresses the ELCA’s unification of...

Racing Through the ELW: a Hymnathon

  Today’s post is from Tim Getz, Director of Music Ministry at Grace Lutheran Church in Palo Alto California. Last week, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the publication of Evangelical Lutheran Worship, and as the first of a series...

Worship and Culture: Join the Conversation

Today’s post is from Scott Weidler, ELCA Program Director for Worship and Music. One of the things I’ve learned in these many years serving on the ELCA worship staff is that perspectives often vary between congregations and parts of the church. For...

Two More Strong Center, Open Door Events this Fall

  This October and November, join Susan Briehl, Matt James, Daniel Schwandt, Kevin Strickland and Scott Weidler in exploring the core foundations and new possibilities of the ELW family of resources. Strong Center, Open Door is two days of worship,...

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