IN SERVICE TO THE GOSPEL THROUGH WORD & MUSIC

IN SERVICE TO THE GOSPEL THROUGH WORD & MUSIC

Using the LORD’S gifts of word and music to proclaim what really matters!

PRESENTERS:
Rev. Sean Daenzer
Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller
Dr. Robert Achterberg
Dr. Elizabeth Grimpo
Dr. Scott Hyslop
Benjamin Kolodziej
Dr. Timothy Shewmaker

WHO & WHY:

  • Workshop for Pastors and Musicians
  • WELCOME BACK!
  • Rejoice in the LORD’S grace and mercy
  • Connect / Reconnect with others who do the same thing you do (networking, mutual consolation, etc.)
  • Worship services, Hymn Festival
  • Plenaries, Sessions
  • Fellowship, and Food (just being Lutheran)

COST: $100/person – $250/3+ from same congregation
QUESTIONS: jonathan.mueller@stpaulaustin.org

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

  • 5:00p [FH] Registration
  • 6:00p [FH] Meal at St. Paul
  • 6:45p [S] PLENARY – Rev. Sean Daenzer
    • Some are looking back to ask, “what happened?” Our whole world wants us to ask, “what now” and “what’s next?” Lutheran musicians, however—together with their pastors—have a much longer view. We look for the resurrection of the dead. Likewise, we proclaim from one generation to the next the marvelous works of our God. This long sort of thinking sets Lutheran worship and its preparation apart, so that we may serve the Gospel not only today, but beyond ours and every grave.
  • 7:45p [CP] Break
  • 8:00p [S] Evening Prayer – Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, preacher [The Magnificat]
    • [FH] Welcome Back Reception

FRIDAY

  • 8:30a [S] Matins – Rev. Sean Daenzer, preacher [Benedictus]
    • [FH] Coffee & Kolaches
  • 9:30a [FH or S] PLENARY: The Music Behind the Enduring Words – Dr. Elizabeth Grimpo
  • 10:45a [FH] Break
  • 11:00a SESSION A1
    • [S] Organ – “Proclaiming the Word Through Pipes” – Dr. Timothy Shewmaker
      • Principals for effectively and creatively leading the congregation’s song at the organ.
    • [CP] Choir: Vocal Technique from the Inside Out – Dr. Robert Achterberg
      • Vocal Technique from a Bio-Physics perspective: Breathing, Resonance, Phonation, Tuning, and Internal/External Posture considerations, which can inhibit or enhance vocal production for choral singing, chanting, or solo work.
    • [FH] Theology Sectional 1: Learning to Lament from the Psalter – Rev. Sean Daenzer
      • Lutherans aren’t afraid to talk about sin and sorrow. We are acquainted with grief, but we don’t always pray so desperately. The Psalter will be our teacher to begin to offer a complaint and make a noise again to the only One who can truly do something about it.
  • 12:15p [FH] Lunch at St. Paul
  • 1:15p SESSION A2
    • [S] Organ – “Proclaiming the Word Through Pipes” – Dr. Timothy Shewmaker
      • Principals for effectively and creatively leading the congregation’s song at the organ.
    • [CP] Choir: Vocal Technique from the Inside Out – Dr. Robert Achterberg
      • Vocal Technique from a Bio-Physics perspective: Breathing, Resonance, Phonation, Tuning, and Internal/External Posture considerations, which can inhibit or enhance vocal production for choral singing, chanting, or solo work.
    • [FH] Theology Sectional 2: Worship is Faith Fighting Despair – Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller
      • Of all the definitions of worship in the Book of Concord, this is the most surprising. “Worship,” says Philipp Melanchthon, “is faith fighting despair.” We’ll discuss the intersection of Christian worship and a good conscience.
  • 2:30p [FH] Break
  • 2:45p SESSION B1
    • [S] Piano in Worship and the Life of the Congregation – Dr. Elizabeth Grimpo
      • This sectional will explore a variety of ways that the piano can be used in the life of the church, involving beginning pianists through church musicians.
    • [CP] Joyful Singing: A Story of Lutheran Sacred Music in Texas – Mr. Benjamin Kolodziej
      • In his new book, Mr. Kolodziej explores the history of LCMS music in Texas from the arrival of the Wends, to the development of important congregations and their music programs, to the first pipe organs in the state, to the development college level sacred music teaching at Concordia Texas. At the same time, he traces the development of the vocation of the cantor in the state.
    • [FH] Theology Sectional 3: “Learning to Rejoice from the Psalter” – Rev. Sean Daenzer
      • Lutherans might be afraid to rejoice, at least by reputation. Whether a true charge or not, the Psalms will help us to overcome all shallowness and aversion to unbridled joy in the Gospel.
  • 4:00p [FH] Break
  • 4:15p SESSION B2
    • [S] Piano in Worship and the Life of the Congregation – Dr. Elizabeth Grimpo
      • This sectional will explore a variety of ways that the piano can be used in the life of the church, involving beginning pianists through church musicians.
    • [CP] Joyful Singing: A Story of Lutheran Sacred Music in Texas – Mr. Benjamin Kolodziej
      • In his new book, Mr. Kolodziej explores the history of LCMS music in Texas from the arrival of the Wends, to the development of important congregations and their music programs, to the first pipe organs in the state, to the development college level sacred music teaching at Concordia Texas. At the same time, he traces the development of the vocation of the cantor in the state.
    • [FH] Theology Sectional 4: We are what we worship! – Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller
      • We are the worshipers of God. We are the worshipers of Jesus. This is our identity, our public confession, and our glory.
  • 5:30p Break
  • 5:45p [FH] Banquet at St. Paul: The New Song Never Ends – Dr. Scott Hyslop, speaker
    • Being Faithful to our Vocations – Before/During/After the Pandemic – and anything else the world might throw at us!
  • 7:15p Break
  • 7:30p [S] Hymn Festival: Mr. Benjamin Kolodziej, organist – Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, preacher [Nunc Dimittis]
    • [FH] Reception

SATURDAY

  • 9:00a [S] Morning Prayer – Rev Sean Danezer, preacher [Gloria]
    • [FH] Breakfast Tacos
  • 10:00a [FH] SESSION 3 – Roundtable – The presenters answer your questions
  • 11:15a Break
  • 11:30a [S] Itinerarium – Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, preacher
  • 12:00p End of the conference – Lunch (not on us) at Poke Joe’s for those who can stay