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The day will focus on resources and leading congregational song in smaller parishes, especially on using people of all abilities and how to foster relationships and build small programs into larger programs.
The day will use “Ted Talk” style presentations by all presenters and include hands on work and exploration of resources. Topics will include psalmody, hymnody, refreshing the liturgy (with care!), working with the older voice, intergenerational choirs, using children in worship, instruments of all kinds in worship, clergy/musician relationships, concerts series and new resources outside of the Lutheran church…… and more!
All participants will be invited to submit specific questions for the closing session and be invited to share one resource with the group.
(optional extension) The day will culminate, for those that would like to stay into the evening, in using some of what we have learned and experienced in a hands on setting by leading worship for Our Savior at their regular 6:00 p.m. service.
Refreshments and Lunch included.
Registration and Coffee – 9:30 – 10:00
Program 10:00 – 3:00
Closing thoughts and song: 3:00 – 3:30
Optional Evening Worship Participation at 6:00 p.m.
Ryan Hostler, ELCA deacon, serves as director of worship and music at Our Savior. He is a graduate of Trinity Lutheran Seminary and a life long church musician.
Jim Rindelaub, currently serves as the ALCM executive director having served Choristers Guild as their ED for 13 years. He has been a Lutheran musician for 33 years, currently serving as Music Director at Ascension Lutheran in Indian Harbour Beach, FL. Jim’s church music degrees are from St. Olaf College and Westminster Choir College.
Barbara Larson is the Associate Director of Music at Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church where she serves as organist, director of handbell choirs, and administrator of the church’s concert series. Barbara is a native of Tonawanda, NY. She holds a Bachelor of Church Music/Organ Performance Degree and a Master of Sacred Music (MSM) Degree from Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH. Barbara is married to Brian Larson who is Cantor at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Smyrna Beach.