Designing Dynamic Liturgies

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

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

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

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

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

Offered through the Stevenson School for Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, this course will explore principles and best practices for designing dynamic liturgies. The full breadth of the Book of Common Prayer, Enriching Our Worship, The Hymnal 1982, Lift Every Voice and Sing II, Wonder, Love, and Praise, and other liturgical and musical supplements will be discussed. The topics covered include the liturgical year, the Daily Office, the Eucharist, Baptism, Lent and Holy Week services, and special services. Special attention will be paid to smaller-resourced parishes.  Also to be discussed are the liturgical and musical challenges presented by COVID-19. 

FACULTY: The Rev. Shawn Strout, Associate for Academic Programming and Assessment and Visiting Professor of Worship and adjunct faculty member for the Anglican Studies certificate jointly administered by Lancaster Theological Seminary and the Stevenson School for Ministry in Central Pennsylvania, and Ellen Johnston, former Senior Associate for Life Long Learning and Director of Music, Liturgy and the Arts at Virginia Theological Seminary and Director of Music at the Church of the Holy Comforter in Richmond, Virginia.

For more information: Contact Ellen Johnston – ejohnston@vts.edu

COST: $300 for credit and $100 for audit

DATES: Weekly Zoom Meeting Times:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM, beginning February 16.  

REGISTER:   https://diocesecpa.org/register/