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In this time of pandemic, while we cannot always be together in person, we can hear the Word of God, share messages, music, reflections, and hold each other in prayer.

On this page we will post some videos to help keep you going through these challenging times. As always, should you feel (mentally) stressed and find yourself in need of supportive conversation, please feel free to reach out to Pastor Mark via email pastormark@stpeterskw.ca or at (519) 591-1551

Happy watching!

Feed your spirit

Peace, Friends 

We are delighted to share with you the broadcast from Good Shepherd Sunday, April 25, 2021, featuring inspirational music with special guests, vocalist Richard Hrytzak, the Inter Mennonite Children’s Choir, and organist Peter Nikiforuk, prayers including requests from across the country, readings, a message, and the celebration of Holy Communion.

Richard Hrytzak regularly sings with The Elora Singers, Opera Atelier and Spiritus Ensemble, and occasionally with Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Choir 21, and Nota Bene Baroque Players. Recent projects have included Candide with the Grand Philharmonic Choir/KWS, and with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Other recent highlights include performances with Steven Page, Natalie MacMaster, Roger Hodgson, Ben Heppner. Richard is also the choir director at Grand River Unitarian Congregation.

The Inter Mennonite Children’s Choir is currently under the direction of Artistic Director Carolyn Newmann Vanderburgh.

We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you. Hymn numbers are for Evangelical Lutheran Worship.

Blessing on your worship!

 

00:00  BROADCAST INTRO

00:35  OPENING     

03:27  THANKSGIVING FOR BAPTISM

South Dakota Synod of the ELCA (adapted)

06:56  MUSIC 1        764 Have No Fear Little Flock

08:44  OPENING PRAYER

Crafted by Julie Perrin

09:44  READING      Acts 4:5-12

11:05  MUSIC 2        645 Christ is Made the Sure Foundation

14:10  READING      1 John 3:16-24

15:43  MUSIC 3        778 The Lord’s My Shepherd

18:54  GOSPEL       John 10:11-18

20:16  TEACHING

References: Leonard Sweet (Preach the Story); Jake Owensby – Looking for God in Messy Places; Nadia Bolz Weber (Patheos); Barbara Brown Taylor (The Preaching Life)

34:35  MUSIC 4        Easter from Five Mystical Songs (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

39:20  PRAYERS

Crafted by Katherine Kussmaul (adapted)                                  

43:38  MUSIC 5        Mein Herz ist bereit (Nicholas Bruns)

47:50  EUCHARIST

This communion liturgy has been inspired, crafted, and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and continents, in particular, that of Thom Shuman.. See also: Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi). Post-Communion prayer crafted by Andrew Nunn (adapted).

53:09  MUSIC 6        Organ Chorale Prelude (Friedrich Held)

                                    544 Praise the Lord, Rise Up Rejoicing

57:32  THANK YOU

57:52 BLESSING    Inter Mennonite Children’s Choir (Carolyn Newmann Vanderburgh, Artistic Director)

                                                                    

Feed your spirit

Peace, Friends, 

We are delighted to (finally) share with you the broadcast from April 11, 2021 (see below) featuring inspirational music with special guests, vocalist Bethany Hörst, the Inter Mennonite Children’s Choir, organist Joshua Ehlebracht, and organist Peter Nikiforuk, prayers including requests from across the country, readings, a message, and the celebration of Holy Communion.

Bethany Hörst has appeared in numerous productions with opera companies across Canada, France and the Netherlands. Her roles include multiple Baroque operas, many Classical works and 20th century repertoire. Equally comfortable in concert, Ms. Hörst has sung oratorio works with orchestras and major choirs across Canada and the USA. Ms. Hörst holds a Masters of Music in Literature and Performance from Western, where she currently teaches voice.

We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you. Hymn numbers are for Evangelical Lutheran Worship.

Blessing on your worship!

 

00:00  OPENING

04:40  MUSIC 1        385 Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Sing!

07:16  OPENING PRAYER

Crafted by Julie Perrin

08:15  READING      Acts 4:32-35

09:08  MUSIC 2        390 The Risen Christ

11:38  READING      Psalm 133

12:21  MUSIC 3        Alleluia – Cantata 51 (J.S. Bach)

15:21  GOSPEL       John 20:19-31

17:16  MUSIC 4        376 Thine is the Glory

19:59  TEACHING

References: Jake Owensby – Looking for God in Messy Places; William Willimon (ministrymatters); Nadia Bolz Weber (patheos); Rev. Dr. Matthew Anderson (Montreal, QC); The Record (Kitchener-Waterloo)

31:31  MUSIC 5        I Know That My Redeemer Liveth (Georg Frederick Handel)

38:26  PRAYERS

Crafted by Katherine Kussmaul (adapted)                                  

41:36  MUSIC 6        379 Now the Green Blade Rises

44:27  EUCHARIST

This communion liturgy has been inspired, crafted, and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and continents, in particular, that of Thom Shuman.. See also: Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi).

50:15  THANK YOU

50:53  BLESSING    Inter Mennonite Children’s Choir – Carolyn Newmann Vanderburgh, Artistic Director

53:07  POSTLUDE  Symphony No. 1 (Louis Vierne) – Joshua Ehlebracht, organist

                                                                    

Feed your spirit

Easter 2021 

 

Peace, friends.

Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed!

One of the things that so many in the St. Peter’s Community are missing is gathering in the heart of Kitchener…to pray together, to laugh together, to celebrate together, to sing together, and to serve together. The pandemic and lockdowns have been challenging.

That said, we can still lean into this world with hope and love. 

This morning St. Peter’s is delivering hundreds of individually bakery wrapped hot cross buns from Cobs Bread to Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region, remembering those they serve, and to Grand River Hospital as a thank you for the tireless work that their teams do for the community. 

People matter. Caring for neighbour matters. This has not changed.

Since we were not able to gather at 49 Queen Street North this Easter, I thought it fitting to take the service to the church roof, looking over the city, the community, the country, and towards all of the places we each find ourselves, and offer praise, prayers, readings, and blessing…it was super windy at the beginning! The video also includes a reflection and uplifting music from truly talented artists. Timings and details are listed below.

As you feed your spirit use the elements that are helpful for you.

St. Peter’s expresses its gratitude to Sheila Dietrich, Joshua Ehlebracht, the Inter Mennonite Children’s Choir, Mary Jay, Larry Larson, Brandon Leis, Daniel Lichti, Avery McDonald, Peter Nikiforuk, the St. Peter’s Choir, Mark and the team at Cobs Bread, and Andrew Heubner. 

As always, should you feel (mentally) stressed and find yourself in need of supportive conversation, please feel free to reach out to Pastor Mark via email pastormark@stpeterskw.ca or at (519) 591-1551. 

Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! 

Friends, take care of yourselves and each other. 

Onward,

     Pastor Mark

 

00:00  Gratitude

00:13  A Throwback Easter Shoutout

00:37  Music 1          Sound the Trumpet (Henry Purcell)

                                    – Mary Jay, trumpet, Larry Larson, trumpet, Peter Nikiforuk, organ

02:35  Opening

Prayer text: Julie Perrin

05:05  Music 2          The Risen Christ (Evangelical Lutheran Worship #390)

                                    – St. Peter’s Choir & Congregation

07:25  Reading         Isaiah 25:6-9

08:14  Music 3          Fugue in A minor (Bohuslav Cernohorsky) – Peter Nikiforuk, organ

10:48 Reading         Acts10:34-43   -Avery McDonald, lector

12:13  Music 4          My Faith Looks Up to Thee (Evangelical Lutheran Worship #759) – Brandon Leis, tenor, Peter Nikiforuk, piano

14:46  Gospel           Mark 16:1-8  

16:02  Music 5          Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (arr. Mark Hayes)

                                    – Daniel Lichti, bass-baritone, Peter Nikiforuk, piano

20:27  Reflection

References: Leonard Sweet (Preach the Story); Jake Owensby (Looking for God in Messy Places); Nadia Bolz Weber (patheos.org); Rev. Dr. Matthew Anderson; Michelangelo quote (brainyquote.com)

31:40  Music 6          Laudate Dominum -Praise the Lord, You People (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)                      

                                    – Sheila Dietrich, soprano, Peter Nikiforuk, piano

35:20  Prayers

Crafted by Katherine Kussmaul (adapted)

38:04  Music 7          Blessing – Inter Mennonite Children’s Choir

                                      -Carolyn Neumann Vanderburgh, artistic director

40:06  Blessing        

40:28  Music 8          Finale from Symphony No. 1 (Louis Vierne)   -Joshua Ehlebracht, organ  

                                                                    

Peace, Friends

We are delighted to share with you the broadcast from March 28, 2021 featuring inspirational music with special guest, vocalist Muriel Clemmer, and organist Peter Nikiforuk, a Palm Sunday opening, prayers including requests from across the country, readings, a message, and the celebration of Holy Communion.

Muriel Clemmer completed her grade eight piano at age 13 years, and later studied voice. She has a passion for sacred music, and music that will inspire the soul. She also enjoys choral music, and sings with Menno Singers. She is a nurse by trade, and lives with her husband in Elmira.

We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you. Hymn numbers are for Evangelical Lutheran Worship.

Blessing on your worship!

  

00:00  INTRO

00:35  OPENING & (PROCESSIONAL) GOSPEL FOR PALM SUNDAY

06:23  MUSIC 1        344 All Glory Laud and Honor (vvs 1,3,4,5)

09:44  OPENING PRAYER

10:19  READING      Isaiah 50:4-9a

11:30  MUSIC 2        He Looked Beyond My Fault (arr. Dottie Rambo)

14:17  READING      Philippians 2:5-11

15:18  MUSIC 3        338 Beneath the Cross of Jesus

18:11  GOSPEL       Mark 15:1-39

23:04  MUSIC 4        The Holy City (Stephen Adams)

28:45  TEACHING

References: Jake Owensby – Looking for God in Messy Places; Tara Brach – Radical Acceptance; John Petrenka – The Road to Emmaus; Seamus Heaney – The Cure at Troy.

38:15  MUSIC 5        I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked (Geoffrey O’Hara)

42:19  PRAYERS

Crafted by Annabel Shilson-Thomas (adapted)

45:47  MUSIC 6        336 Lamb of God

48:45  EUCHARIST

This communion liturgy has been inspired, crafted, and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and continents. The majority is from the Eastern Synod’s Lent Worship Resources and, in particular, that of the Rev. Dr. Allan Jorgenson of Martin Luther University College in Waterloo, ON. See also: Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi).

54:04  MUSIC 7        347 Go to Dark Gethsemane

56:56  BENEDICTION

57:14  THANK YOU

57:35  EXTRO

Peace, Friends

We are delighted to share with you the broadcast from March 14, 2021 featuring inspirational music with special guest, singer and guitarist Brandon Leis, and organist Peter Nikiforuk, a moment of recognition of one year of pandemic, prayers including requests from across the country, readings, a message, and the celebration of Holy Communion.

Brandon Leis is a versatile and passionate conductor, performer, educator, workshop facilitator and church musician. He is a regular tenor soloist with regionally and nationally acclaimed orchestras and choral societies, specializing in opera/oratorio, musical theatre and concert arias.

Brandon is currently a lecturer and voice instructor in the Faculty of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University, where he has taught since 2009. As the first graduate of the Masters in Community Music program he recently helped to develop the new undergraduate Community Music program in which he now also teaches. Brandon is also the director of music at Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church in Kitchener and succeeded Peter Nikiforuk as Artistic Director of Menno Singers in 2017.

We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you. Hymn numbers are for Evangelical Lutheran Worship.

Blessing on your worship!

 

00:00  BROADCAST INTRO

00:35  OPENING

02:30  CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS           

Crafted by Rev. Brooklyn Lane

06:15  MUSIC 1        715 Christ Be Our Light

09:45  OPENING PRAYER           

Crafted by Rev. John Polacok

10:34  MUSIC 2        Open My Eyes Lord (Jesse Manibusan)

12:36  READING      Numbers 21:4-9

13:57  MUSIC 3        759 My Faith Looks Up to Thee

16:48  READING      Ephesians 2:1-10

18:26  MUSIC 4        Finally Home (Don Wyrtzen)

22:03  GOSPEL       John 3:14-21

23:23  MUSIC 5        323 God Loved the World

26:27  TEACHING

References: Gestalt Theory/Images (via Google; Pittsburgh Zoo); James Howell (Ministry Matters); Jake Owensby (Looking for God in Messy Places); Brené Brown (Ted Talk: Vulnerability/Shame/Courage); Martin Heidegger (various); Sarah Miles (Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion)

37:57  MUSIC 6        Make Me A Channel of Your Peace ( Sebastian Temple, arr. Mark Hayes)

41:51  PRAYERS

The adapted COVID-19 litany and prayers that we used this broadcast to mark a year of pandemic, was crafted by Rev. Edie Lenz, during which two candles were lighted, one for lament, and one for the hope that we proclaim.

47:30  MUSIC 7        Panis Angelicus (Caesar Franck)

51:34  EUCHARIST

~This communion liturgy has been inspired, crafted, and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and continents. See: Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi).

54:59  THANK YOU & BENEDICTION

55:36  MUSIC 8        489 Soul Adorn Yourself with Gladness

                                    **last verse was recorded with Pastor Mark’s phone

                                    (we apologize for the difference in audio quality)

Peace, Friends

We are delighted to share with you the broadcast from February 28, 2021 featuring inspirational music with special guest, singer Jennifer Enns Modolo, and organist Peter Nikiforuk, an invitation to a Lent journey on Wednesday evenings, prayers including requests from across the country, readings, a message, and the celebration of Holy Communion.

Jennifer Enns Modolo is an accomplished concert soloist with repertoire ranging from early music to contemporary. She performs regularly with choirs and orchestras large and small throughout Ontario and across Canada. Jennifer is a member of the Hamilton based ensemble Capella Intima, which specializes in performing exciting concerts of lesser known 17th century vocal and operatic music, as well as the Spiritus Ensemble. When not teaching, rehearsing or performing, she enjoys spending as much time as possible with her three growing children and husband Mark. Jennifer was one of the first soloists to sing for us when lockdown began almost a year ago and we’re delighted to welcome her back.

We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you. Hymn numbers are for Evangelical Lutheran Worship.

Blessing on your worship!

 

00:00  BROADCAST INTRO

00:35  OPENING

03:18  CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS 6:00 

            Crafted by Rev. Brooklyn Lane

07:16  MUSIC 1        808 Lord Jesus, You Shall Be My Song

09:55  OPENING PRAYER

            Crafted by Rev. John Polacok

10:45  MUSIC 2        Give Me Jesus (arr. Mark Hayes)

13:41  READING      Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

15:11  MUSIC 3        806 O God, My Faithful God

18:23  READING      Psalm 22:23-31

19:45  MUSIC 4        Vater Unser im Himmelreich (Georg Boehm)

22:40  GOSPEL       Mark 8:31-38 

23:57  MUSIC 5        If All Should Then Forsake You (Josef Rheinberger)

28:25  TEACHING

References: Leonard Sweet (Preach the Story); James Howell (Ministry Matters); Jake Owensby (Looking for God in Messy Places); Brené Brown (Ted Talk: Vulnerability/Shame/Courage); Richard Rohr (The Universal Christ)

40:30  MUSIC 6        Unto Thee I Lift Up My Soul (Peter Cornelius)

44:10  PRAYERS

46:05  MUSIC 7        (468) Around You, O Lord Jesus

48:42  EUCHARIST

~This communion liturgy has been inspired, crafted, and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and continents. The majority is from the Eastern Synod’s Lent Worship Resources and, in particular, that of the Rev. Dr. Allan Jorgenson of Martin Luther University College in Waterloo, ON. See also: Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi).

53:27  MUSIC 8        802 Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus

56:59  BENEDICTION

            Crafted by Rev. Heather Spencer

THANK YOU & EXTRO

Peace, Friends

We are delighted to share with you the broadcast from February 14, 2021 featuring inspirational music with special guest, Bass-Baritone Reid Spencer, and organist Peter Nikiforuk, Pastor Mark trying to sing Happy Birthday, an invitation to a Lent journey on Wednesday evenings, prayers including requests from across the country, readings, a message, and the celebration of Holy Communion.

Bass-Baritone Reid Spencer, a member of Trinity Lutheran in New Hamburg, Ontario, started his singing career in church, singing with his father and grandfather.  For 40 some years he has performed in opera and musical theatre and has taught voice in various post-secondary institutions. Now, 50 years since he started, we have him back singing in church. 

We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you. Hymn numbers are for Evangelical Lutheran Worship.

Blessing on your worship!

 

00:00  BROADCAST INTRO

00:35  OPENING     

06:45 MUSIC 1        315 How Good, Lord, To Be Here

08:57  OPENING PRAYER

09:28  MUSIC 2        O For a Closer Walk with God (Eric Thiman)

12:51  READING      2 Kings 2:1-12

15:13  MUSIC 3        511 Thy Strong Word (vss 1-3, 6)

18:39  READING     Psalm 50:1-6

19:30  MUSIC 4        O Master Let Me Walk with Thee (Paul Sjolund)

22:55  READING      2 Corinthians 4:3-6

23:45  MUSIC 5        318 Alleluia, Songs of Gladness

26:16  GOSPEL       Mark 9:2-9

27:31  MUSIC 6        Fugue in A minor (Bohuslav Cernohorsky)

30:35  TEACHING

References: J.K. Rowling (film: Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire); James Howell (Ministry Matters); Nadia Bolz Weber (via patheos.org); Leonard Sweet (Preach the Story); Carolin Kreber, Monika Klampfleitner, Velda Mccune, Sian Bayne, & Miesbeth Knottenbelt (What Do You Mean By “Authentic”?); Jake Owensby (Looking for God in Messy Places)

39:50  MUSIC 7        Be Still, for the Presence of the Lord (David Evans)

42:49  PRAYERS  

46:03  MUSIC 8        Chorale Prelude on Soul Adorn Yourself with Gladness (Wilhelm Rudnick)

49:22  EUCHARIST

~This communion liturgy has been inspired, crafted, and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and continents. The majority is from the Eastern Synod’s Lent Worship Resources and, in particular, that of the Rev. Dr. Allan Jorgenson of Martin Luther University College in Waterloo, ON. See also: Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi).

54:26  MUSIC 9        553 Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies

56:25  BENEDICTION & THANK YOU

~benediction crafted by Emily Swan and Ken Wilson

57:35  EXTRO

Peace, Friends 

We are delighted to share with you the broadcast from January 24, 2021 featuring inspirational music with special guests, and husband and wife duo, oboist James Mason and violinist Julie Baumgartel, and organist Peter Nikiforuk, prayers including requests from across the country, readings, a message, and the celebration of Holy Communion.

James Mason is highly regarded as one of Canada’s most prominent oboists. He was the Principal Oboe of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony from 1979 until his retirement in 2019. He has recorded most of the standard chamber music and solo oboe repertoire, along with several new works written specifically for him. Mr. Mason has appeared as guest Principal Oboe with the Boston Symphony and Montreal Symphony, along with the National Arts Centre Orchestra. He was on the faculty of Wilfrid Laurier University for 37 years. His students occupy positions in orchestras and other cultural institutions across North America. 

Julie Baumgartel has performed with Tafelmusik and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra across Europe, North America and Asia. A resident of Kitchener-Waterloo, she frequently performs with the K-W Symphony along with performing in many chamber music projects in the Waterloo Region. Julie has been featured in numerous CBC radio broadcasts and performs chamber music regularly with the Gallery Players of Niagara, at the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound, and with the Factory Arts Quartet as the resident ensemble of INNERChamber in Stratford. She has been an instructor at Wilfrid Laurier University since 2005 and has taught at the Wilfrid Laurier String Academy since 2011.

We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you. Hymn numbers are for Evangelical Lutheran Worship.

Blessing on your worship!

 

00:00  BROADCAST INTRO

00:35  OPENING

05:10  MUSIC 1        Trio Sonata in D (Allegro) – GF Handel

08:33  OPENING PRAYER

~ written by Walter Brueggemann, in Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth: Prayers of Walter Brueggemann, (Augsburg Fortress, 2003, p 90).

09:43  MUSIC 2        Trio Sonata in D (Adagio) – GF Handel

12:48  READING      Jonah 3:1-5,10

13:52  MUSIC 3        Sonata No 10, Op 5 (Adagio, Allegro) – Arcangelo Corelli

18:27  READING      Psalm 29:5-12

19:52  MUSIC 4        Sicilienne – Gabriel Faure

23:20  GOSPEL       Mark 1:14-20

24:26  TEACHING

References: Leonard Sweet (Preach the Story); Derek Sivers (How to Start a Movement, TED TALK, Feb 2010); @JamesBlunt (Twitter); Barbara Brown Taylor (The Preaching Life); Christmas Worship Article (appeared in the KW Record, December 2020); Parker Palmer (author of The Courage to Teach; via a colleague); William Willimon (Ministry Matters)

35:33  MUSIC 5        Intermezzo, Opus 118, No. 2 – Johannes Brahms

41:16  PRAYERS

~from ELCA Worship in the Home & Sundays and Seasons

45:11  MUSIC 6        Sonata in C minor (Largo, Allegro) – Georg Philip Telemann

47:45  EUCHARIST

~This communion liturgy has been crafted and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and continents. The majority is from the Eastern Synod’s Advent Resources and, in particular, that of Pastor Tanya Ramer of Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hamburg, ON. See also: Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi); Lectionary Liturgies (Thom Shuman).

53:32  MUSIC 7        Suite in D minor (mvt 1) – Georg Philip Telemann

56:17  BENEDICTION

~crafted by Emily Swan and Ken Wilson

57:01  THANK YOU

57:32  EXTRO

Peace, Friends 

We are delighted to share with you the broadcast from the January 10, 2021 featuring inspirational music with special guest, baritone Kirk Lakenbauer, and organist Peter Nikiforuk, chalking the door, prayers including requests from across the country, readings, a message, and the celebration of Holy Communion.

Kirk Lackenbauer is a local baritone and former WLU voice performance student. Kirk has worked in the past with most of the musical organizations in southern Ontario singing everything from Bach to musical theater from Vancouver to France. Kirk is enjoying his semi-retirement in Port Franks on Lake Huron.

We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you. Hymn numbers are for Evangelical Lutheran Worship.

Blessing on your worship!

 

00:00  BROADCAST INTRO:

00:35  OPENING

05:25  MUSIC 1        (453) Baptized and Set Free

07:46  CHALKING THE DOOR

            From Sundays & Seasons.

11:00  MUSIC 2        The Kings (Peter Cornelius) 

13:53  READING      Genesis 1:1-5

14:43  MUSIC 3        I am the Lord’s (Josef Rheinberger)

19:12  READING      Psalm 29

20:34  MUSIC 4        (304) Christ, When for Us You Were Baptized

22:40  GOSPEL       Mark 1:4-11

24:02  MUSIC 5        (673) God, Whose Almighty Word

26:30  TEACHING

References: Blair Meeks (sermon of Baptism of Our Lord); James Wilde, Hilary Hayden, eds (Liturgical Conference; Jake Owensby (Looking for God in Messy Places); Nadia Bolz Weber (via patheos.com); Adjoa Andoh-Cunnel (parish of Herne Hill); Howard Thurman (The Work of Christmas); Van Jones (CNN coverage/commentary on Capitol Hill riot)

36:35  MUSIC 6        Christ, our Lord, to Jordan Came  

                                  – from Clavierübung part III (JS Bach)

                                    “Merkt und hört, ihr Menschenkinder

                                    -from Cantata 7 (JS Bach)

44:23  PRAYERS

            Resource note: ELCA worship at home

47:43  MUSIC 7        O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright (Dietrich Buxtehude)

50:54  EUCHARIST

This communion liturgy has been crafted and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and continents. References are for original script which may be altered during the live broadcast. Pieces from: Pastor Tanya Ramer of Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hamburg, ON; Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi); Lectionary Liturgies (Thom Shuman)

54:54  MUSIC 8        (838) Beautiful Savior & EXTRO

This video has specific time limited permissions and, as such, has now been removed. We thank all of the musicians for sharing their gifts and talents so readily with the wider community.

Peace, Friends

We are delighted to share with you the broadcast from the Third Sunday of Advent (December 13, 2020) featuring inspirational music with special guest, soprano Amanda Wilhelm, and organist Peter Nikiforuk, prayers including requests from across the country, the blessing of prayer quilts, readings, a message, and the celebration of Holy Communion.

Amanda Wilhelm needs no introduction to our CTV audience. For 10 years, she was one of the choral scholars in the St. Peter’s choir and she returns regularly to help out when she can. Amanda holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance and Opera Diploma from Wilfrid Laurier University. In addition to her large private voice studio, she also coaches for KW Glee. She is regularly featured as a soloist with various choirs in Southern Ontario.

We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you. Hymn numbers are for Evangelical Lutheran Worship.

Blessing on your worship!

 

00:00  BROADCAST INTRO:

00:35  OPENING

06:50  MUSIC 1        (715) Christ Be Our Light

10:15  ADVENT WREATH CANDLE LIGHTING            

This candle lighting liturgy was written by Pastor Karen Ware Jackson.

11:11  MUSIC 2        (726) Light Dawns on a Weary World

13:37  READING      Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

15:30  MUSIC 3        Suscepit Israel – from the Magnificat, CPE Bach

20:07  READING      Luke 1:46b-55

21:05  MUSIC 4        Breath of Heaven (Grant, Eaton, Larson)

26:15  GOSPEL       John 1:6-8, 19-28

27:46  MUSIC 5        (246) Hark! A Thrilling Voice is Sounding

29:56  TEACHING

References: Leonard Sweet (Preach the Story);Richard Rohr, the 3 P’s (via a colleague); James Wilde, Hilary Hayden, eds (Liturgical Conference; Jake Owensby (Looking for God in Messy Places); James Howell (via Ministry Matters); Heidi Hyland (via Liturgical Conference)

38:41  MUSIC 6        But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming – from Messiah, GF Handel

43:22  PRAYERS & BLESSING OF PRAYER QUILTS

These prayers were crafted for the most part by the Rev. Jason Ashby.

47:08  MUSIC 7        O Come, O Come Emmanuel – Michael Burkhardt

49:36  EUCHARIST

This communion liturgy has been crafted and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and continents. The majority is from the Eastern Synod’s Advent Resources and, in particular, that of Pastor Tanya Ramer of Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hamburg, ON. See also: Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi)

54:22  MUSIC 8        (264) Prepare the Royal Highway

57:01  BENEDICTION & THANK YOU

57:36  EXTRO

Peace, Friends

We are delighted to share with you the broadcast from the First Sunday of Advent (November 29, 2020) featuring inspirational music with special guest, soprano Bethany Hörst, and organist Peter Nikiforuk, prayers including requests from across the country, readings, a message, and the celebration of Holy Communion.

Bethany Hörst has appeared in numerous productions with opera companies across Canada, France and the Netherlands. Her roles include multiple Baroque operas, many Classical works and 20th century repertoire. Equally comfortable in concert, Ms. Hörst has sung oratorio works with orchestras and major choirs across Canada and the USA. Ms. Hörst holds a Masters of Music in Literature and Performance from Western, where she currently teaches voice.

We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you. Hymn numbers are for Evangelical Lutheran Worship.

Blessing on your worship!

 

00:00  BROADCAST INTRO: 0:35

00:35  OPENING (with update on In-Person worship)

04:51  MUSIC 1        (242) Awake, Awake and Greet the New Morn

07:30  ADVENT WREATH CANDLE LIGHTING

08:10  MUSIC 2        O come, O Come, Emmanuel (arr Patrick Liebergen)

10:46  READING      Isaiah 64:1-9

12:34  MUSIC 3        (252) Each Winter as the Year Grows Older

14:59  READING      1 Corinthians 1:3-9

16:11  MUSIC 4        Öffne dich – from Cantata #61, J.S. Bach

20:43  GOSPEL       Mark 13:24-37

22:48  MUSIC 5        (247) Come Now, O Prince of Peace

24:32  TEACHING

References: Leonard Sweet (Preach the Story); Donna Pritchard recounting story by Fred Craddock (via Ministry Matters); James Wilde, Hilary Hayden, eds (Liturgical Conference; Jake Owensby (Looking for God in Messy Places); Anne Lamott on Clarity (via Jake Owensby; Looking for God in Messy Places); William Willimon (Ministry Matters)

35:34  MUSIC 6        Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, JS Bach

40:17  PRAYERS & MUSIC 7  (245) Creator of the Stars of Night

47:34  EUCHARIST

This communion liturgy has been crafted and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and continents. The majority is from the Eastern Synod’s Advent Resources and, in particular, that of Pastor Tanya Ramer of Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hamburg, ON. See also: Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi) 

52:53  MUSIC 8        Quia Respexit from the Magnificat, J.S Bach

55:37  BENEDICTION & THANK YOU

56:30  POSTLUDE    Prends garde (Take care), Guy Morançon

57:34  EXTRO

Peace, Friends

We are delighted to share with you (below) the Christ the King Sunday (November 22) broadcast featuring inspirational music with special guest, bass-baritone Daniel Lichti, and organist Peter Nikiforuk, prayers including requests from across the country, readings, a message, and the celebration of Holy Communion.

Acclaimed as one of  Canada’s finest concert and oratorio singers, Mr. Lichti continues to build on his stellar career with major symphonic, choral and concert organizations as well as opera companies worldwide. Until 2017 he served as Associate Professor and  Coordinator of Voice for the Faculty of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University in  Waterloo, Ontario.

We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you. Hymn numbers are for Evangelical Lutheran Worship. 

Blessing on your worship!

 

00:00  BROADCAST INTRO

00:35  OPENING

03:14  MUSIC 1        (855) Crown Him with Many Crowns

06:34  PRAYER  

07:08  MUSIC 2        (634) All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name

10:32  READING      Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

12:36  MUSIC 3        I will Sing New Songs of Gladness (Antonin Dvorak)

15:20  READING      Ephesians 1:15-23

16:44  MUSIC 4        (435) Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending 

19:54  GOSPEL       Matthew 25:31-46

22:11  MUSIC 5        Alleluia, Sing to Jesus (arr Mark Hayes)

26:56  TEACHING

References: Emily Post (Etiquette); CNN (“Covetiquette”); Andrea Murdock (Ministry Matters); Brene Brown (Daring Greatly); James Wilde, Hilary Hayden, eds (Liturgical Conference)/MD Ridge (Church of the Resurrection, Norfolk, Virginia); Jake Owensby  (Looking for God in Messy Places)

38:43  MUSIC 6        Rubrics, II – Silence May Be Kept (Dan Locklair)

42:33  PRAYERS

45:42  MUSIC 7        (475) Lord Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour

48:25  EUCHARIST

This communion liturgy has been crafted and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and continents. See: Thom Shuman (lectionary liturgies); Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi)

54:28  MUSIC 8        For the Mountains Shall Depart (From Elijah; Felix Mendelssohn) 

56:48  BENEDICTION & THANK YOU

57:37  EXTRO

Peace, Friends

We are delighted to share with you (below) the November 8, 2020 broadcast featuring inspirational music with special guests, vocalists Elizabeth and Michael Lepock, and organist Peter Nikiforuk, prayers including requests from across the country, readings, a message, and the celebration of Holy Communion.

Elizabeth Lepock holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice Performance from the University of Western Ontario. Over the course of her doctoral studies, in addition to honing her performance and pedagogy skills Elizabeth also pursued ground-breaking interdisciplinary research into muscle tension voice disorders. Elizabeth passionately loves the challenge of mentoring aspiring musicians, the joy of performing, and all the background work that comes with both (especially delving into history, poetry, and foreign language study).

Michael Lepock, baritone, holds a Bachelor of music in composition from Wilfrid Laurier University. Nowadays he sings in a number of community and professional choirs including Spiritus Ensemble and the DaCapo Chamber Choir, which has rehearsed and recorded a number of pieces in the Uptown Waterloo car park. He is currently working on a program of Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch for a Conrad Grebel noon recital in March with his wife, Elizabeth.

We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you. Hymn numbers are for Evangelical Lutheran Worship.

Blessing on your worship!

 

00:00  BROADCAST INTRO

00:35  OPENING  

03:38  MUSIC 1        (632) O God our Help in Ages Past

07:24  PRAYER  

07:44  MUSIC 2        (844) Praise to the Lord

09:23  READING      Amos 5:18-24

10:27  MUSIC 3        Wann kommst du, mein Heil? (from JS Bach’s Cantata #140)

17:05  READING      1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

18:11  MUSIC 4        Wachet auf, Ruft uns die Stimme

                                    (from JS Bach’s Cantata #140)

22:58  GOSPEL       Matthew 25:1-13

24:25  MUSIC 5        Mein Freund ist mein (from JS Bach’s Cantata #140)

30:01  TEACHING

References: CBC Radio One (interview guest referencing term “hope gaps”); Brené Brown (Daring Greatly); Mission Developer Conference (Regina, SK); James Wilde, Hilary Hayden, eds (Liturgical Conference); Leonard Sweet (discussion of Rapture); Barbara Brown Taylor (The Preaching Life); Jake Owensby (Looking for God in Messy Places); United Church of Christ (“…healing power of love to close political divide”)

40:01  MUSIC 6        244 Rejoice, Rejoice Believers 

42:42  PRAYERS

45:53  MUSIC 7        And God Shall Wipe All Tears – Eleanor Daley

47:50  EUCHARIST

This communion liturgy has been crafted and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and continents. See: Thom Shuman (lectionary liturgies); Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi)

53:11  MUSIC 8        (638) Blessed Assurance

55:40  BENEDICTION, THANK YOU, & EXTRO

Peace, Friends

We are delighted to share with you the Thanksgiving Sunday (October 11) broadcast featuring inspirational music with special guest, vocalist Corey Linforth, and organist Peter Nikiforuk, prayers including requests from across the country, readings, a message, and the celebration of Holy Communion.

Corey Linforth is a Kitchener based soprano who sings a wide range of repertoire, but specializes in oratorio. In the past couple years, she has appeared as a soloist with The Talisker Players, The Annex Singers, Spiritus Ensemble, Guelph Chamber Choir, and many more. Corey also worked as a choral lead, music director, and organist in churches from over ten years, most recently for St. Andrew’s Hespeler Presbyterian.

We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you. Hymn numbers are for Evangelical Lutheran Worship.

Blessing on your worship!

 

0:00    BROADCAST INTRO

0:35    OPENING

3:00    MUSIC 1        693 Come Ye Thankful People, Come

5:48    PRAYER  

6:24    MUSIC 2        Somebody Bigger than You and I (Lang, Heath, Burke)

9:12    READING      Deuteronomy 8:7-18 

11:11  MUSIC 3        508 As Rain from the Clouds

14:12  READING      Psalm 65

16:04  MUSIC 4        Now Robed in Cool Refreshing Green from Creation (Haydn)

21:27  GOSPEL       Luke 17:11-19

22:48  MUSIC 5        Te Deum (Bedard)

26:43  TEACHING

References: Dear Abby/Jeanne Phillips (via sfgate.com); James Wilde, Hilary Hayden, eds (Liturgical Conference); Barbara Brown Taylor (The Preaching Life); Jake Owensby (Looking for God in Messy Places); Michel Foucault (social       constructivism/ various)

39:39  MUSIC 6        Dank sei Dir, Herr (Siegfried Ochs)

43:12  PRAYERS

46:09  MUSIC 7        694 Sing to the Lord of Harvest

48:10  EUCHARIST

This communion liturgy has been crafted and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and continents. See: Thom Shuman (lectionary liturgies); Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi)

54:07  MUSIC 8        879 For the Beauty of the Earth

56:53  BENEDICTION, THANK YOU, and EXTRO

Peace, Friends

We are delighted to share with you the September 27 broadcast featuring inspirational music with special guest, vocalist Richard Hrytzak, and organist Peter Nikiforuk, prayers including requests from across the country, readings, a message, and the celebration of Holy Communion.

Richard Hrytzak regularly sings with The Elora Singers, Opera Atelier and Spiritus Ensemble, and occasionally with Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Choir 21, and Nota Bene Baroque Players. Recent projects have included Candide with the Grand Philharmonic Choir/KWS, and with the TSO, Actéon/Pygmalion, Dido and Aeneas, Lucio Silla, Alcina (Atelier). Other recent highlights include performances with Steven Page, Natalie MacMaster, Roger Hodgson, Ben Heppner. Richard is also the choir director at Grand River Unitarian Congregation

We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you. Hymn numbers are for Evangelical Lutheran Worship.

Blessing on your worship!

 

0:00  BROADCAST INTRO

0:35  OPENING

3:03  MUSIC 1  607 Come Ye Disconsolate

5:39  PRAYER  

6:07  READING       Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32

8:13  MUSIC 2         818 O Master Let Me Walk with You

10:41 READING      Philippians 2:1-13

12:34 MUSIC 3        The Call – from 5 Mystical Songs (Ralph Vaugan Williams)

15:25 GOSPEL       Matthew 21:23-32

17:19 MUSIC 4        520 Dearest Jesus at Your Word

                                   (featuring two short chorale preludes by Johann Gottfried Walther as an introduction)

23:46 TEACHING

References: Travis Bradberry (in The Art of Saying No, Forbes.com); Christine Carter (Practice Saying No, christinecarter.com); Nadia Bolz Weber (patheos.com); James Wilde, Hilary Hayden, eds (Liturgical Conference); Barbara Brown Taylor (Home By Another Way); SIRI (Apple); Jake Owensby (Looking for God in Messy Places); Jean-Paul Sartre (Being and Nothingness)

35:30 MUSIC 5        712 Lord, Whose Love, in Humble Service

38:27 PRAYERS  

41:17 MUSIC 6        Love Bade Me Welcome (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

47:14 EUCHARIST & LORD’S PRAYER

This communion liturgy has been crafted and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and continents. See: Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi)

52:17 MUSIC 7        845 Voices Raised to You

54:58 BENEDICTION & THANK YOU

55:57 POSTLUDE & EXTRO

Peace, Friends

Well…there’s some bad news, good news, and bestest news!

The bad news…while the broadcast was fine, because of a technical glitch at the station, the archived recording is a bit wonky (and super low def) until just past the 23:25 time mark.

The good news…the technical wonkiness clears up just past the 23:25 mark.

The bestest news…the musicians are so skilled at their craft that the music pierces through the fog of technology and stirs the soul. The Laudate Dominum ethereal, the Bach illuminating.

So…with that said…we are delighted to share with you the September 13 broadcast featuring inspirational music with special guest, soprano Sheila Dietrich, and organist Peter Nikiforuk, prayers including requests from across the country, readings, a message, and the celebration of Holy Communion.

Soprano Sheila Dietrich is originally from Elmira and completed her Bachelor of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University. She performs opera and oratorio and has worked with ensembles across Canada including Les Violons du Roy, The Calgary Philharmonic, and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Her most recent CD release is a recording of a Scarlatti with Capella Intima and Nota Bene Baroque Ensemble. Sheila currently lives in Perth, Ontario with her husband, three cats, and several overly full bookshelves.

We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you. Hymn numbers are for Evangelical Lutheran Worship.

Blessing on your worship! 

 

0:00        INTRO

0:35        OPENING

2:46        BLESSING FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR (crafted, largely, by Kimberly Knowle-Zeller)

5:06        MUSIC 1   867 In Thee is Gladness

                            with chorale prelude by JS Bach as an introduction

10:52        READING Genesis 50:15-21

12:07        MUSIC 2  “I Will Sing of Thy Great Mercies” from Mendelssohn’s Oratorio St Paul

14:40        READING Psalm 103:8-13

15:32        MUSIC 3 Laudate Dominum (Praise the Lord, You People) – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

19:26        GOSPEL           Matthew 18:21-35

21:31         MUSIC 4 Prelude and Fugue F major (JS Bach)

25:09        TEACHING

References: Jake Owensby (Looking for God in Messy Places); Nadia Bolz Weber (patheos.com); Elizabeth Hoffman Reed (Liturgical Conference & Gathering at the Table); E.L. Worthington (Dimensions of Forgiveness); Mary Elizabeth Kenel (Liturgical Conference)

35:12        MUSIC 5  606 Our Father We Have Wandered

                            with chorale prelude by Johannes Brahms as an introduction

40:26        PRAYERS

43:31        MUSIC 6  482 I Come With Joy

45:29        EUCHARIST

This communion liturgy has been crafted and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and continents. See: Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi)

50:28        MUSIC 7  If God Be For Us – from Messiah (Handel)

55:13        BENEDICTION & THANK YOU

55:46        MUSIC 8  834 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

EXTRO

Peace, Friends

We are delighted to share with you the August 23 broadcast featuring inspirational music with special guest, tenor Bud Roach, and organist Peter Nikiforuk, prayers including requests from across the country, readings, a message, and the celebration of Holy Communion.

Tenor Bud Roach has garnered international praise for his work in the genres of both early music and the contemporary. Recent projects include his album of Alessandro Grandi arias, “Sospiro” and another recording of arias by Giovanni Felice Sances from 1636;  performances at the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Series, performances of the 1608 opera La Dafne with his ensemble Capella Intima, and a residency in Italy supported by the Ontario Arts Council, including research, a solo performance, and a new recording for the Brilliant Classics label.

We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you. Hymn numbers are for Evangelical Lutheran Worship.

Blessing on your worship!

 

0:00  INTRO

0:26  OPENING

3:04  MUSIC 1          871 Sing Praise to God, the Highest Good

6:18  PRAYER  

6:48  MUSIC 2         813 Faith of Our Fathers

9:58  READING        Isaiah 51:1-6

11:30 MUSIC  3        If with All Your Hearts from Felix Mendelssohn’s  

                                     oratorio Elijah

13:54 READING        Psalm 138  

15:08 MUSIC 4         Prelude on “Rhosymedre” (Vaughan Williams)

19:35 READING        Romans 12:1-8 

20:57 MUSIC 5         Resonate, caeli laetantes – Giovanni Battista Bassani

23:43 GOSPEL         Matthew 16:13-20

25:00 MUSIC 6         791 We Sing to You O God

27:28 TEACHING

References: Jake Owensby (Looking for God in Messy Places); Nadia Bolz Weber (patheos.com); James Wilde, Hilary Hayden, eds. (Liturgical Conference); Kris Rocke and Joel Van Dyke (Geography of Grace: Doing Theology from Below)

39:22 MUSIC 7           Fugue in C (Dietrich Buxtehude)

42:42 PRAYERS  

45:27 MUSIC 8           460 Now the Silence

47:05 EUCHARIST

This communion liturgy has been crafted and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and continents. See: Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi)

51:56 MUSIC 9          Bist du bei mir (JS Bach)

54:39 BENEDICTION & THANK YOU

55:27 MUSIC 10 & EXTRO 587 There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

Peace, Friends

We are delighted to share with you the August 9 broadcast featuring inspirational music with special guests, trumpeters Larry Larson and Mary Jay, and organist Peter Nikiforuk, prayers including requests from across the country, readings, a message, and the celebration of Holy Communion.

Larry Larson has been Principal Trumpet of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony since 1993.  As a soloist with the KWS, Larry has premiered trumpet concertos of Canadian composers John Estacio and Scott Good, and has also performed in orchestras across Canada.  He released his first solo CD, “Divertissement,” of music for Trumpet & Harp with Lori Gemmell in 2010. Larry also enjoys an active studio career in Toronto on motion picture soundtracks and commercials. As leader of “Larry’s Jazz Guys,” he wears a different hat as leader of his own 4-6 piece jazz combo that performs across southern Ontario in various concert halls and clubs.

Mary Jay is a long-time member of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, and has played 24 seasons of musicals at the Stratford Festival. Mary loves the opportunities she gets to perform with her husband, Larry, as soloists and as an extra in the KW Symphony. Away from the trumpet Mary enjoys her weekly horse riding lessons, and her backyard garden is always blooming.  

In this time of world-wide crisis, while we cannot yet gather for in-person worship, we can hear the Word of God, share messages, music, reflections, and hold each other in prayer. We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you.

Blessing on your worship!

 

0:00   BROADCAST INTRO

0:35   OPENING & SHOUTOUTS

3:25   MUSIC   Sound the Trumpet (Henry Purcell)

5:50   PRAYER 

6:23   READING   Jonah 2:1-9

8:04   MUSIC    My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord from 15 Antiphons (Marcel Dupre) 

11:52 READING    Psalm 85:8-13

12:49 MUSIC    Sinfonia No. 1 (Guiseppe Torelli)

16:35 GOSPEL    Matthew 14:22-33

18:19 TEACHING

References: Nancy Webb Stroud (In the Belly of the Whale; **N.B. framework & inspiration as noted); Jake Owensby (Looking for God in Messy Places); Descriptionari (Creative Writing Ideas); Lucinda Vardey, ed (God in All Words); Michael Hassell (Jazz Sunday Morning)

35:08 MUSIC    Adagio from Organ Sonata No. 1 (Felix Mendelssohn)

39:42 PRAYERS                                                    

42:22 MUSIC     Sonata in D minor  (Dieterich Buxtehude)

45:10 EUCHARIST

This communion liturgy has been crafted and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and continents. See: Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi)

50:07 MUSIC   Jesu, meine Freude (Johannes Krebs)

54:05 BENEDICTION & THANK YOU

54:42 MUSIC & EXTRO  Concerto for Two Trumpets, first movement  (Antonio Vivaldi)

Peace, Friends

We are delighted to share with you the July 26th broadcast (below) featuring special guests, vocalist Amanda Wilhelm and Organist/Pianist Sean Simpson, hymns, inspirational music, readings, a message, prayers from across the country, and the celebration of Holy Communion.

Amanda Wilhelm holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance and Opera Diploma from Wilfrid Laurier University.  Amanda has been teaching voice for over 10 years and was featured in the finale concert of the 2016 Stratford Summer Music Festival, as one of six exemplary female artists from the Stratford area. Other highlights include: Bach’s St. John’s Passion, Ariel Ramirez’ Missa Criolla, and Zelenka’s Missa Omnium Sanctorum (North American premiere) and training choirs for KW Glee.

Sean Simpson is a former organ student – and current friend – of our music director Peter Nikiforuk. Sean recently celebrated his 20th anniversary as Director of Music at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church on East Avenue in Kitchener. During the week, he is a Vice President of Ipsos, Canada’s largest public-opinion polling firm.

In this time of world-wide crisis, while we cannot be together in person, we can hear the Word of God, share messages, music, reflections, and hold each other in prayer. We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you.

Blessing on your worship!

0:00  BROADCAST INTRO

0:37  OPENING & SHOUT-OUTS

3:04  THANKSGIVING FOR BAPTISM

4:17  HYMN    742 What a Friend We Have in Jesus

7:52  PRAYER 

8:41  HYMN    781 Children of the Heavenly Father

10:15 READING  1 Kings 3:5-12

11:53 SOLO     Thanks be to Thee (Handel)

14:40 READING  Romans 8:26-39

16:54 HYMN  776 What God Ordains is Good Indeed

18:57 GOSPEL Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

20:41 SOLO     Take My Life and Let it Be (Hayes)

24:05 TEACHING

Message References: Jake Owensby (Looking for God in Messy Places); Admiral William H. McRaven (“Make Your Bed”- commencement address on May 17, 2014); Poet, columnist, and therapist Judy Shepps Battle (“Seeing with the Hearts Eye”)

34:51 SOLO     Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (JS Bach)

37:37 PRAYERS                                                          

41:31 HYMN   754 Jesus the Very Thought of You

43:16 EUCHARIST

This communion liturgy has been crafted and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and continents. See: Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi)

48:04 SOLO     Communion sur “Lauda Sion” (Denis Bedard)

50:58 BENEDICTION

51:38 HYMN   547 Sent forth by God’s Blessing

53:52 THANK YOU

54:18 POSTLUDE & EXTRO     Little Fugue in G- (JS Bach)

Peace, Friends

We are delighted to finally share with you the July 12 broadcast featuring hymns and inspirational music with special guests Amie Debrone and Sean Simpson, prayers including requests from across the country, readings, a message, and the celebration of Holy Communion.

Sean Simpson is a former organ student – and current friend – of our music director Peter Nikiforuk. Sean recently celebrated his 20th anniversary as Director of Music at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church on East Avenue in Kitchener. During the week, he is a Vice President of Ipsos, Canada’s largest public-opinion polling firm. He is married to Amie Debrone, the featured soloist.

Amie Debrone received her Music Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and has also studied at  Shenandoah University, NYU, and The Banff Centre.  She is equally at home on the classical and musical-theatre stages having performed with Drayton Entertainment, Lost & Found Theatre, Spiritus Ensemble, and more.  Amie has had a busy voice and piano studio for over ten years, and is in demand as a voice clinician.

In this time of world-wide crisis, while we cannot be together in person, we can hear the Word of God, share messages, music, reflections, and hold each other in prayer. We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you. Hymn numbers are for Evangelical Lutheran Worship.

Blessing on your worship!

 

0:00   BROADCAST INTRO

0:35   OPENING & SHOUT-OUTS

3:28   THANKSGIVING FOR BAPTISM

4:53   HYMN             574 Here I am Lord

9:31   PRAYER 

10:18 HYMN             506 The Word of God is Source and Seed

12:42 READING      Isaiah 55:10-13

13:45 SOLO             For the Beauty of the Earth (Rutter)

17:29 READING      Psalm 65:[1-8] 9-13

18:27 HYMN             508 As Rain from the Clouds

20:27 GOSPEL        Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

22:35 HYMN w/ Chorale Prelude Intro 510 Word of God Come Down on Earth

25:47 TEACHING

References: Jake Owensby (Looking for God in Messy Places); Diane Karay Tripp (author of All the Seasons of MercyDaily Prayer in the Reformed Tradition: An Initial study, and Trusted Voices: Spiritual Wisdom from Lost Generations of Women; see thoughtfulchristian.com); William Willimon (Preaching Commentary; Ministry Matters)

38:06 SOLO (ORGAN)       Schmuke Dich, o liebe Seele (Brahms)

40:55 PRAYERS                                                    

43:41 SOLO             Pie Jesu (Faure)

46:38 EUCHARIST

This communion liturgy has been crafted and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and continents. See: Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi)

52:23 HYMN             853 When Morning Gilds the Skies

55:01 BENEDICTION & THANK YOU

56:04 POSTLUDE (& EXTRO)     Prelude and Fugue in C+ (JS Bach)

Peace, Friends

We are delighted to share with you the June 28 broadcast featuring hymns and inspirational music with special guest Laura Pudwell, a blessing of computers for oneROOF Youth Services, prayers including requests from across the country, readings, a message, and the celebration of Holy Communion.

Grammy–nominated Laura Pudwell has a well-established international profile, with recent engagements in Paris, Salzburg, London, Houston, Boston and Vienna. She has sung with many leading orchestras and opera companies, including Tafelmusik, Les Violons du Roi, the Boston Early Music Festival, Opera Atelier and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. A specialist in early music, she is a member of the Toronto Consort. Her repertoire covers 800 years from Hildegard of Bingen through Stephen Sondheim and Cole Porter.

In this time of world-wide crisis, while we cannot be together in person, we can hear the Word of God, share messages, music, reflections, and hold each other in prayer. We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you. Hymn numbers are for Evangelical Lutheran Worship.

Blessing on your worship!

 

0:00  BROADCAST INTRO

0:36  OPENING & SHOUT-OUTS

02:50 MUSIC 1        453 Baptized and Set Free

05:23 PRAYER

05:49 MUSIC 2        The God of Love My Shepherd Is (Psalm 23) – Eric Thiman

08:44 READING      Jeremiah 28:5-9

09:51 MUSIC 3        779 Amazing Grace

12:38 READING       Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18

13:44 MUSIC 4        I Walk a Stranger in this Land – Dale Wood  

17:32 GOSPEL        Matthew 10:40-42

18:20 MUSIC 5        641 All Are Welcome

21:54 TEACHING

References: Jake Owensby (Looking for God in Messy Places); Diane Karay Tripp (author of All the Seasons of MercyDaily Prayer in the Reformed Tradition: An Initial study, and Trusted Voices: Spiritual Wisdom from Lost Generations of Women; see thoughtfulchristian.com); Sterling A. Brown – first poet laureate of the District of Columbia – (Strong Men All)

31:15   MUSIC 6 Recit de Nazard – First Organ Book of Louis-Nicolas Clerambault

34:37  BLESSING OF COMPUTERS

38:37  MUSIC 7        Esurientes (from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat)

42:17   PRAYERS

45:23  MUSIC 8        483 Here is Bread 

47:57  EUCHARIST

This communion liturgy has been crafted and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and continents. See: Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi)

54:32  MUSIC 9        757 All My Hope on God is Founded

56:33  BENEDICTION & THANK YOU

57:19  (POSTLUDE &) EXTRO

Peace, Friends

We are delighted to share with you the June 14 broadcast (below) featuring special guest, vocalist Muriel Clemmer, hymns, inspirational music, readings, a message, a word from our Bishops, and prayers from across the country.

In this time of world-wide crisis, while we cannot be together in person, we can hear the Word of God, share messages, music, reflections, and hold each other in prayer. We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you.

Blessing on your worship!

 

0:00      BROADCAST INTRO

0:35      OPENING, SHOUT-OUTS, LOOKING AHEAD with HOLY COMMUNION

4:57      THANKSGIVING FOR BAPTISM

6:32      MUSIC  1         His Eye is on the Sparrow

10:00    PRAYER

10:35    READING        Exodus 19:2-8a

11:58    MUSIC  2         This is My Father’s World  ELW 824

14:28    READING        Psalm 100

15:17    MUSIC  3         The Lord is My Light – Frances Allitsen

19:00    READING        Romans 5:1-8

20:14    MUSIC 4         In the Garden

23:12    GOSPEL          Matthew 9:35-10:8 [9-23]

25:10    MUSIC 5          Pater Noster, II: Hallowed Be Thy Name – Denis Bedard

28:40    TEACHING

Message references: Bishop Jake Owensby (Looking for God in Messy Places), Rev. Nadia Bolz Weber (via www.patheos.com), Panelist Ijeoma Oluo responding to an audience member at Six Degrees, Toronto, 2018, moderated by Rosanna Deerchild and featured on the June 7th 2020 CBC Radio episode of Unreserved entitled “We have to have some people give up power’: A conversation about race, privilege and making space” available on-demand at https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-105-unreserved

41:49    MUSIC 6          Be Thou My Vision  ELW 793

44:00    APOSTLES’ CREED

44:47    MUSIC 7          My Faith Looks Up to Thee – arr. Dale Wood

47:54    PRAYERS & LORD’S PRAYER

51:03    MUSIC 8          Pater Noster, VII: Lead Us Not Into Temptation – Denis Bedard

53:40    A Word from ELCIC National & Synodical Bishops (full text at https://elcic.ca/news.cfm?article=570)

56:40    MUSIC 9 & EXTRO          Day by Day ELW 790

Peace, Friends

We are delighted to share with you the May 31 broadcast (below) featuring special guest, trumpeter Larry Larson (principal trumpet, KW Symphony), the Pentecost hymn project “O Day Full of Grace” from the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, prayers from across the country, and the celebration of Holy Communion.

Larry has been Principal Trumpet of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony since 1993 and is a proud graduate of DePaul University. Larry has performed in orchestras across Canada and also enjoys an active studio career in Toronto on motion picture soundtracks and commercials.  He has had the great pleasure to work in back-up orchestras for Herbie Hancock, Brian Wilson, Diana Krall, Yes, and many others.  As leader of “Larry’s Jazz Guys,” he wears a different hat as leader of his own 4-6 piece jazz combo that performs across southern Ontario in various concert halls and clubs.

In this time of world-wide crisis, while we cannot be together in person, we can hear the Word of God, share messages, music, reflections, and hold each other in prayer. We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you.

Blessing on your worship!

0:00     BROADCAST INTRO

0:35     OPENING

3:49     MUSIC 1          Praeludium in F (Buxtehude) – Peter NIkiforuk

8:45     PRAYER

9:21     READING        Acts 2:1-21

11:50   MUSIC 2          Komm, Heiliger Geist (Buxtehude) – Larry Larson, Peter Nikiforuk

16:45   READING        1 Corinthians 12:3b-13

18:16   MUSIC 3          Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major: Andante (Haydn) – Larry Larson, Peter Nikiforuk

22:00   GOSPEL          John 20:19-23

23:00   TEACHING

32:55   MUSIC 4          Bist du bei mir (JS Bach) – Larry Larson, Peter Nikiforuk

35:08   PRAYERS

39:03   MUSIC 6          O Day Full of Grace (ALCM Pentecost Hymn Project)

  • ALCM notes:During Lent of 2020, churches around the world suspended liturgies as a pandemic spread its way around the entire globe, sending people around the world into isolation.  Moved by an Episcopalian Easter hymn project, and longing for worship and song, the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians hatched a plan and put together an arrangement of the hymn “O Day Full of Grace.” Parts for 4-part high and 4-part low voices, a descant, and instruments were created and made available. Participants were invited to submit a video recording of themselves playing or singing the part of their choosing. The invitation net was cast as wide as possible – including internationally. In the end there were over 1,300 video submissions – 960 singers, 364 instrumentalists. We are delighted to be able to share this with you today and hope that you will find it as meaningful and moving as we have. Friends, Soli deo Gloria”

44:26   EUCHARIST

  • This communion liturgy has been crafted and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and  continents. See: Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of  the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi)

50:44   MUSIC 5          Dearest Jesus, We Are Here (Johann Ludwig Krebs) – Larry Larson, Peter Nikiforuk

54:06   BENEDICTION & THANK YOU

55:00   POSTLUDE       Offered by Peter Nikiforuk

57:34   EXTRO

Peace, Friends

We are delighted to share with you the video below of the May 24 broadcast featuring special guest, vocalist Amanda Wilhelm.

In this time of world-wide crisis, while we cannot be together in person, we can hear the Word of God, share messages, music, reflections, and hold each other in prayer. We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you.

Blessing on your worship!

0:00     Intro & Opening

3:16     Simple Gifts – Aaron Copeland (with Chorale Prelude Intro by Gerald Bales)

7:40     Opening Prayer & Reading

10:22    Blest Be the Tie That Binds

12:31    Reading

14:30    Prière à Notre Dame – Léon Boëllmann

19:05    Gospel

20:51    Safe Within Your Arms – Mark Hayes

25:20    Teaching

37:34    You Are Mine

39:55    Prayer Requests & Lord’s Prayer

42:45    Softly and Tenderly (with Chorale Prelude Intro by Timothy Albrecht)

48:28    What’s Ahead

53:20    Stand By Me – Tom Kendzia

56:45    Benediction, Thank you, Extro

Peace, Friends

We are delighted to share with you the video below of the May 10th broadcast when we had ourselves a good ol’ fashioned hymn sing featuring Daniel Lichti. Acclaimed as one of Canada’s finest concert and oratorio singers, Mr. Lichti continues to build on his stellar career with major symphonic, choral and concert organizations worldwide, that include: Canadian Opera Company, at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, L’Opéra de Montréal, Opéra de Québec, Opera Atelier, Edmonton Opera and Opera Hamilton. His concerts have been heard on the CBC, BBC, and NPR networks and he has performed in concert with the Symphony Orchestras of San Francisco, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Vancouver, Cleveland, Edmonton, Quebec City, Winnipeg, Kitchener-Waterloo and Newark; with Boston’s Handel & Haydn Society, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Canadian Chambre Ensemble, Theatre of Early Music, Philharmonia Baroque of San Francisco, Les Violons du Roy and Tafelmusik. Until 2017 he served as Associate Professor and Coordinator of Voice for the Faculty of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. We are delighted that Daniel joined us to sing some wonderful hymns and to include a wonderful choral prelude introduction to We All Are One in Mission composed by Jeff Enns. Jeff Enns is a composer from Elmira just north of Waterloo. He is the brother of Jennifer Enns Modolo who sang for us on Palm Sunday. He composed this chorale prelude on the beautiful Finnish folktune Kuortane for Peter Nikiforuk in 2010.

Happy watching and singing!

Blessed Assurance  0:00

Opening Prayer  4:53

Great is Thy Faithfulness  5:45

Psalm 31  8:50

My Life Flows on in Endless Song  9:52

Gospel Reading  12:12

How Great Thou Art  14:17

Teaching  17:50

When Peace Like a River  30:21

Apostles’ Creed  33:20

O Master Let Me Walk with Thee  34:21

Prayer Requests & Lord’s Prayer  36:16

Beautiful Savior  38:55

Good News Stories  41:15

We All Are One in Mission  44:30

Benediction & Thank You  49:38

Amazing Grace & Extro  50:14

Acknowledgements:  Music: Denis Bédard – Pater Noster (Peter Nikiforuk, organ) JS Bach – Ich habe genug (Jennifer Enns Modolo, mezzo soprano, Peter Nikiforuk, organ) used with permission; Congregational worship excerpts are from past broadcasts; Message references: Jake Owensby – Looking for God in Messy Places; Nadia Bolz Weber – Cranky, Beautiful Faith: For irregular (and regular) people and (Easter) Beyond Chocolate and New Bedding

Message references: Jake Owensby – Looking for God in Messy Places; Tara Brach – Radical Acceptance; John Petrenka – The Road to Emmaus; Seamus Heaney – The Cure at Troy; Nadia Bolz Weber – While it was Still Dark; Various Masterclasses (masterclass.com) – esp. Neil deGrasse Tyson; Archbishop Desmond Tutu & The Dalai Lama in The Book of Joy.

Message references: Barbara Brown Taylor – God in Pain; Jake Owensby – Looking for God in Messy Places; Shannon Kershner – Palm Sunday; Nadia Bolz Weber – patheos.com; Hymns arrangements/hamonizations: Evangelical Lutheran Worship and Michael Hassell’s Jazz Sunday Morning as well as Mark Ehlebracht.

Worship Services

ALL IN-PERSON WORSHIP IS SUSPENDED

All are welcome at our Sunday service at 10:00 am located at 49 Queen St. North, Kitchener, ON. A warm, uplifting and re-affirming experience awaits you featuring music, song, and messages for adults and children alike. Worship at St. Peter’s is crafted to be EPIC (Experiential, Participatory, Image-rich, and Connecting).

What to Expect During a Service

  • Our worship includes instrumental music on an organ and piano supplemented by other instruments.
  • Our choir sings inspirational music in a variety of styles.
  • You are invited to sing from a hymnal during some songs. Just ask someone next to you if you can’t find the right page.
  • We take communion most Sundays. All are welcome at God’s table.
  • An offering will be taken, you are welcome to contribute but not expected to.

Common themes in our liturgical service include:

  • Celebration that anticipates the transformative power of God.
  • Thanksgiving and assurance that leads to a deeper awareness of who God is and what God is doing.
  • Insight and discovery leading to discernment of one’s own call into mission and ministry.
  • Integration of all personal missions of the church into one body of Christ.
  • Awakening to destiny and coaching ways of discipleship.
  • Profound sense of self-worth and purpose overflows into a commitment of generosity.
  • Joyful discontent motivates people to leave the service intent on sharing faith and new life in the wider community.

Join us before the service for refreshments and conversation.

Sunday Morning Learning

Children are precious to us! During the service, children from toddlers to grade 6 will be escorted to bright, colourful classrooms on the second floor and supervised by caring teachers. The Sunday School Team will captivate your child’s heart and imagination as they present God’s Word in fun and innovative ways.

Parking

There is parking available for approximately 30 cars in St. Peter’s parking garage located at the front right-hand side of the church on Queen Street. Please honour the signed reserved spaces for the pastors (24/7). There is also a 5-car designated wheelchair parking area on the north side (Weber Street side) of the church building directly off of Queen Street that accesses directly into the church narthex (foyer). Downtown parking is free on Sundays in the City along the streets and in the following parking areas: the parking lot off of Queen Street between Duke & King Streets, the Duke & Ontario Streets Parking Garage, and the Market Square Parking Garage (first 2 hours are free). Details of downtown parking.

Watch Our Service on TV

St. Peter’s Worship services can now be seen across Canada, usually on the second and fourth Sunday of the month at 10:00AM EDT via CTV

Bell Fibe: 201/1201

Bell Satellite: 584/1505

Rogers Cable: 12/109/518

Shaw Direct: 67/369

The broadcasting of St. Peter’s worship service through CTV Southwestern Ontario has been a vital part of the witness ministry at St. Peter’s for more than 50 years.

It all began with the televising of a Christmas Eve service in the late fifties. Shortly after in 1961, the service was regularly broadcast on the second and fourth Sunday of each month with neighbouring St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, broadcasting on the first and third Sundays. Since that first broadcast more than 1,200 Lutheran services of worship have been televised across the CTV viewing area of South-western Ontario.

The television ministry is one way in which the St. Peter’s community witnesses it’s faith and proclaims the Gospel – the good news of God’s love, forgiveness and salvation. It also provides a means for all who are home-bound and recuperating from an illness to join in worship with a faith community. A growing number of viewers are also worshipping with us as they vacation at a cottage, campground or resort in the viewing area.

If you wish to financially support the television ministry or if you wish to receive a copy of the weekly worship bulletin please contact us at:

St. Peter’s Church
49 Queen Street North, Kitchener, ON N2H 2G9
Tel. # (519) 745-4705 | Fax # (519) 745-4706 | info@stpeterskw.ca