The Commission on Worship (CoW) is launching two new musical worship resources to assist congregations – a new LCA Music Resource, ‘Songs of the Church – Advent, Christmas and Epiphany’, and Sung Liturgy Recordings.

SONGS OF THE CHURCH MUSIC PACKAGE VOLUME 4

CoW’s Music and Song working group has prepared a new volume of music for the church. Available initially as digital downloadable music, each song in the collection of 100 songs is available individually and includes a three-part accompaniment for the not-so-confident keyboard player, with guitar chords and lyrics. Many songs feature fresh arrangements of old favourites, as well as some less-familiar songs to brighten your Christmas worship. Songs of the Church will be available from Australian Christian Resources at www.shopACR.com.au from Reformation Day, 31 October.

SUNG LITURGY RECORDINGS

For congregations without a strong cantor or musicians, CoW has recorded the sung liturgy from the Service with Communion (page 6 of the Lutheran Hymnal). Featuring the voices of Pastor Andrew Brook as cantor, and the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Adelaide choir singing the responses, the recordings are available free on the Worship Planning Page as both MP3s and .wav files.

Melody lines have been produced by David Simpfendorfer to assist musicians and singers.

These are available in PDFs for easy printing and JPEGs for insertion into bulletins. PowerPoints (PPT) in both standard and widescreen formats have been created for each piece of liturgy with the melody lines included. Full PPT service orders with embedded MP3s are also provided. Resources for The Service – Alternative Form (page 58 – Lutheran Hymnal) will be released later in 2022. You can find these resources at www.lca.org.au/worship/wpp/sung-liturgy

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