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Welcome to the Center for Liturgy and Music! Within these pages you will find tools and resources to enliven the music, liturgy, and preaching in your parish. We subscribe to the belief that worship is the first priority of the Church, and that imaginative, transforming worship leads a congregation toward effective discipleship and into mission, whether across the street or across the world. So, whether you are looking for an answer to a particular question, need a consultant to come to your parish or diocese, or want to take an online course in liturgy, this is the place for you. Look for us on Facebook and on Twitter. We’re here to serve!

Designing Dynamic Liturgies: A Ten Week Course for Clergy & Musicians

Are you a musician who is working in the Episcopal Church for the first time?

Have you been working in the Episcopal Church for some time but want a refresher course?

Are you a vocational deacon who desires to know more about the Church’s liturgy?

Or are you just curious about how liturgies are put together?

Offered through the Stevenson School for Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, this course will explore principles and best practices for designing dynamic liturgies. The full breadth of the Book of Common Prayer, Enriching Our Worship, The Hymnal 1982, Lift Every Voice and Sing II, Wonder, Love, and Praise, and other liturgical and musical supplements will be discussed. The topics covered include the liturgical year, the Daily Office, the Eucharist, Baptism, Lent and Holy Week services, and special services. Special attention will be paid to smaller-resourced parishes.

FACULTY: The Rev. Shawn Strout, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the SSFM, serving at St. Paul’s, K Street, Washington, DC, and Ellen Johnston, Senior Associate for Life Long Learning and Director of Music, Liturgy and the Arts at Virginia Theological Seminary

COST: $300 for credit and $100 for audit

DATES: Weekly Zoom Meeting Times:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM, beginning February 19.

REGISTER:  https://diocesecpa.org/current-courses/