The NWC Program is now available along with other conference handouts.



“Weaving Strands – Liturgy for Living,” the 2014 National Worship Conference, offered by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Anglican Church of Canada, will unfold July 20 to 23 at Providence Renewal Centre, 3005 – 119 Street NW
Edmonton Alberta.

Presenters and participants from across North America will explore meaningful and transformational worship. The conference features more than 20 multisensory workshops, as well as chat room sessions with keynote speakers David Cherwien and Ruth Meyers and special guest presenter Paul Fromberg.

Pre-Conference Events

Several events open to the general public will be offered in conjunction with the conference:

Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19: Concordia University College is hosting the worship and music symposium “Come to Us, Creative Spirit” to be led by David Cherwien. Musicians will be able to play for Cherwien and receive practical feedback. The symposium will also include an organ crawl through Anglican and Lutheran parishes to hear some of the best pipes in Edmonton.


Saturday, July 19: Linnea Good will present the workshop “Singing, Storytelling & Sharing Our Faith” at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Old Strathcona.

Sunday, July 20: Weaving the Word - a Festival of Preaching: The Anglican Diocese of Edmonton invites you to hear five extraordinary and diverse preachers at parishes throughout the Edmonton area. Roger Ferlo, Paul Fromberg, Scott Gunn, Eileen Scully and Ruth Meyers will preach at regular Sunday morning worship services at the following parishes:

All Saints’ Cathedral, 10035-103 St (8:00, 9:15 and 11:00 am): the Rev. Dr. Ruth Meyers, Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Liturgics at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and Chair of the Episcopal Church Standing Committee on Liturgy and Music.

Christ Church, 12116-102 Ave (8:00 and 10:00 am): the Rev. Scott Gunn Executive Director of Forward Movement and a passionate proponent for reinvigorating the life of the church.

Holy Trinity Anglican, 10037-84 Ave (8:30 and 10:30 am): the Rev. Dr. Paul Fromberg, Rector of St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church and an iconographer and multimedia artist, with special musical guest, Linnea Good, singer/songwriter.

St. John the Evangelist, 11111-57 Ave (8:00 and 10:00 am): the Rev. Dr. Roger Ferlo, President of Bexley-Seabury Federation and renowned academic and ecumenist.

St. Paul, 10127-145 St (9:00 and 10:30 am): the Rev. Dr. Eileen Scully, Director of Faith, Worship & Ministry for the Anglican Church of Canada.

Post Conference Event

Wednesday, July 23, 12-4 pm: Exploring the New Rites: Roundtable with Faith, Worship & Ministry and the Liturgy Task Force.  FREE OPTIONAL WORKSHOP will be offered immediately following the Conference.  An opportunity to hear firsthand about the exciting new liturgies being released for trial use in the Anglican Church of Canada later this year. All are welcome!


Download the music for the NWC hymn and use it in your congregation: 
ELCiC.2014.Cherwien hymn


The National Worship Conference is for you…

Musicians & Liturgists; Clergy & Lay

This conference provides unique opportunities for musicians and Liturgists to share and network ideas and resources. As this is a conference about worship much of our time in plenary and worship will draw upon the musical history and energy we share in the Anglican and Lutheran traditions, and of course beyond those traditions.

Rural & Urban Church

The materials, context and theme of this event are intended to fully embrace and include rural and urban church communities. We understand that both rural and urban church communities are vital centers of ministry and mission; that they have a story and resource to share, and that together we are the Church

Workshops and Seminars

Workshops will be led by some of the most exciting names in the church today.  In addition to our two keynote speakers, the Rev. Dr. Ruth Meyers and Dr. David Cherwien workshops will be led by the Rev. Dr. Paul Fromberg, the Rev. Dr. Roger Ferlo, the Rt. Rev. Susan Johnson, the Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, the Rt. Rev. Jane Alexander, the Rt. Rev. Larry Kochendorfer, Linnea Good and many more.  Check out the complete list of workshops


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