Liturgies of Mercy Seat – NEW!

This coming week, The Center for Worship & MScott_Munsonusic Studies will be offering our BRAND NEW class, Liturgies of Mercy SeatMercy Seat is a new ELCA congregation in Northeast Minneapolis with a unique and creative approach to worship. Their website says:

“As part of Mercy Seat’s mission to rethink the Lutheran Church, we believe that the Church’s long liturgical tradition is a way in which we–as just one community–fit into two thousand years of worshiping Christ and celebrating redemption. We also have committed to taking that tradition into our lives and living inside it. For this reason, we commission musicians to set the liturgy to music. Whether it be jazz, alt-country, 60s pop, or soul, our services are continually re-imagining the ways in which the ancient words of our liturgy can work in our lives.”

In this class, we will hear from church leaders and composers about the ministry values and priorities of Mercy Seat, how they engage with local artists, and learn several of the liturgies, including:

  • Is This the Feast of Victory? – John Hermanson
  • Misneach Mass – Kathleen Durbin
  • The Good News Bad News Mass – Scott Munson
  • Brandywine Mass – Wes Burdine

Class will be offered on June 24, 1:00 – 4:00, at Grace Center. All four composers will be present to lead their liturgies.

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Mary PreusThursday, June 23, we will once again be offering Leading Congregational Singing. Our phenomenal teachers Jay Beech, Chad Winterfeldt, and Mary Preus, will share values and techniques that are essential to good song leading with the voice, piano and organ, and a worship band

Class will be held 9:00 – 4:00 at Westwood Lutheran Church. Lunch will be included!


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Next week’s class schedule is still open for registration!

Worship 101 Leading Congregational Singing Liturgies of Mercy Seat Finale Music Notation
for Worship
June 20-22 June 23 June 24 June 25