04/14/2018 all-day
United Lutheran Seminary
61 Seminary Ridge
$45.00 ($20 full-time students)
Michael Krentz

Online registration is closed. Walk-in registrations are welcome.

Refreshing Parish Worship

Our worship resources are entering “middle age.” What can we do to refresh and enliven our weekly liturgies? This workshop is designed for parish musicians, pastors, and others interested in worship and worship planning.


9:00 am     Registration*
9:30 am     Welcome and Song
9:45 am     Plenary Session, Worship, Lunch, Workshops
3:15 pm     Final Words, Song, and Sending

*Registration and the first session will be held in Valentine Hall. See the campus map.

Plenary Session: Building Strong Teams: Working Together for Vibrant Worship (a panel discussion)
Workshop: Leading Assembly Song
Workshop: Refreshing the Liturgy with Care
Workshop: Making Psalms Mean
Workshop: “Do It Yourself” Choral Reading Session: Fall Festivals – attendees are invited to share a piece of music with the group. General pieces are also welcome. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to Mike Krentz at mkrentz@uls.edu.


Mark Oldenburg
Mark Oldenburg is Steck-Miller Professor of the Art of Worship and the Dean of the Gettysburg Chapel at United Lutheran Seminary.

Michael Krentz
Michael Krentz is Lecturer and Dean of the Philadelphia Chapel at United Lutheran Seminary

Adam Lefever Hughes
Adam Lefever Hughes has served as Director of Music at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lancaster, PA since Fall 2015. He earned piano performance degrees from Valparaiso University (B.A.), The Longy School of Music (M.M.), and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (D.M.A.). He lives in Willow Street, PA spending free time with his family and his homebrew.

Valerie Lefever Hughes
Valerie Lefever Hughes is a deacon of the ELCA and serves as Director of Music at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lancaster, PA. She holds degrees from Valparaiso University and The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

This event is jointly sponsored by the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians and United Lutheran Seminary.