26 August 2008

Worship & Spiritual Care Workshop

A fine annual tradition continues with the 2008 "Worship and Spiritual Care Workshop," sponsored by the Indiana District.

The workshop will take place on Saturday, the 20th of September, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. (Eastern time) at Advent Lutheran Church in Zionsville, Indiana (Northwest corner of Indianapolis, a mile north of I-465 on the west side of Michigan Road / U.S. 421).

This year's plenary presenter will be the Reverend Dr. Arthur Just, speaking on the connection of the Church's liturgical life to her works of mercy in the world.

Sectional speakers will include the Reverend Peter Cage (on daily prayer in the home and family), the Reverend Phil Meyer (on the churchly conduct of Christian funerals and weddings), and yours truly (on liturgical preaching and how to listen to a sermon). Deaconess Rachel Thompson, now serving at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, will speak on the office and vocation of a deaconess.

For church musicians, Amanda Goodspeed of St. James, Lafayette, will be leading a sectional workshop on hand bell choirs, and Mr. Bill Ickstadt of Immanuel, Valparaiso, will provide a sectional on children's choirs.

The workshop will begin with the Order of Matins and conclude with a hymn festival. Registration fee is $25. Lunch provided.

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Cindy Ramos said...

I'd love to hear what you have to say about how to listen to a sermon. Can I look forward to a post on this topic sometime after the conference?

Rev. Rick Stuckwisch said...

Thanks for your kind and encouraging words, Cindy. I always appreciate your comments.

I'll see if I can pull together my thoughts into a blog post after the workshop. I'm also hoping that we can have audio-video recordings available on the internet, again, as we did last year. Should be a good day.