Somehow I got on an e-mail list that resulted in me getting invited to a worship webinar hosted by Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (ELCA), Burnsville, Minnesota. I figured it would be interesting to check out their website for information on their worship practice. I have printed it below. Let me know what you think.
Since Prince of Peace is in the same neck of the woods as The Alley Church. I figured it would be good for them to check it out since they are seeking to be relevant to the culture. (If you want to find more posts on this site on The Alley or any other topic you can try out the new “post search” feature. Thanks to our computer guy Norm Fisher you can now simply type in the key word and it will show you all the posts that use that word or phrase.) I also figured since President Mirly of the Missouri District has done nothing that we know of about Jefferson Hills “Lutheran” Church that he might be interested in Prince of Peace’s model for worship. For that matter since President Hoesman has done nothing about theophositc prayer in the Michigan District, President Hennings was comfortable having a Pentecostal woman minister lead worship for the Texas district youth gathering and over and above this all sits President Kieschnick who has done nothing about these situations, we thought they might be interested in another funky model to promote in their districts and the synod. Prince of Peace’s website is at http://www.princeofpeaceonline.org/index.asp .
Is it just me or is the synod really sinking fast into the ways of the world under President Kieschnick? Many LCMS folks are promoting Matt Harrison for synodical president next summer. I do not know that much about him but I do know he has a track record of supporting and promoting rich liturgical worship. Based on what is happening in the synod on the worship scene, I would say it is time for a change.
- Saturday 5:30 PM
This service is centered in God’s Word and the sacrament of Holy Communion. Saturday worship is led by a band of vocalists and instrumentalists and combines relevant and thoughtful preaching with uplifting music of the past and present.
- Sunday 8:30 AM
This worship event incorporates the sounds of organ, choirs, ensembles, soloists and worship teams to create an experience filled with streams from the past and present together with thoughtful and relevant preaching from God’s Word. Baptisms and communion are celebrated at least once per month during this worship time.
- Sunday 9:45 AM (ASL)
This worship event is led through an incredible variety of musical sources including bands, choirs, instrumental ensembles, soloists and organ. Here many streams of art and music converge to create a worship experience grounded in God’s Word. Texts and themes are brought to life through art, music, drama, dance, and sacrament.
- 11:00 AM Nexus-Community Worship (www.nexus-community.org)
Nexus-Community Worship is a ministry of Prince of Peace that celebrates God’s movement in our everyday lives and our world through scripture, word, song, prayer, and art. This worship of praise and thanks is led by a worship band in full partnership with each person who attends Nexus-Community worship. Come celebrate with us and continue the conversation at www.nexus-community.org
- Sunday 2:00 PM Iglesia Cristiana en EspaÃ±ol Worship
This worship event happens in the Teen Center in the lower level of the Christian Life Center and welcomes persons of every age into a service where the dominant language is Spanish. You can expect highly energetic music and preaching.
Wednesday Evening Worship:
- 5:40pm W.o.W. Worship
WoW is a midweek, 40-minute, worship experience for the whole family. You can expect student lead singing, relevant skits, videos, and a lively message. This varietal service, invites kids into learning and supports adults in their teaching. Come, worship together.