Worship and Prayer
LCMS Worship provides numerous resources to enrich our life together in worship. Pastors, musicians, and all involved in the planning and leading of services will find here assistance for nurturing a culture of confessional faithfulness, artistic excellence, and integrity in the presentation, distribution, and reception of the Blessed Trinity's life-giving gifts in Word and Sacraments.
Save the Date! Institute on Liturgy, Preaching and Church Music
Institute on Liturgy, Preaching and Church Music
Comfort, Comfort Ye My People: Preaching, singing and praying the comfort of Christ to the troubled conscience and the broken heart
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Set to a remarkable Genevan Psalm tone, the words of “Comfort, Comfort Ye My People,” Johann Olearius' popular Advent hymn, capture the theme of this year’s Institute on Liturgy, Preaching and Church Music as we celebrate and explore how the Holy Spirit uses these elements to bring the comfort of Christ to bear on troubled consciences and broken hearts.
God puts onto our lips and into our hearts a word of peace – a peace that truly does pass all understanding – rooted as it is in the peace of God’s own heart.
As we draw ever closer to the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, reflecting on this quite dominant aspect of classic Lutheran worship is both wise and timely.
As an added bonus, the classic Advent hymn provides us with the perfect opportunity to lift up Advent itself, the season of comfort that is in danger of disappearing from the consciousness of the community of God. It is precisely the ongoing need for comfort in the family of God which makes Advent a gift from our fathers and mothers in the faith well worth fighting to keep. Join us, then, for what promises to be a relevant and exciting time together in worship, reflection and song!
Where: Concordia University, Nebraska, Seward, Neb.
When: July 28-31, 2014
Regular: $175; others from same congregation: $150
One day: $75
Full time undergraduate, deaconess or seminary students: $25
Registration: Coming February 2014
Who should attend: musicians, pastors and everyone who is interested in the Church’s worship life.
For more information: contact Deaconess Sandra Bowers