Lyrics for the tune to "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" that make it an actual hymn! Hooray!
I made my own Darkest Night service, quilting it together out of several liturgies I got through friends and Google searches. And now I'm posting it for you.
Introducing social media into the life of your church need not be scary. It need not be overwhelming. It need not involve installing a large white screen that will block your beautiful stained glass. Here are 7 really easy ways to incorporate the gifts of social media into the life of your church:
Isn't Lutheran music Christian music? Well, sure. But Christian rock has been redefining what most people think of when they hear the phrase "Christian music," and as it grows more popular on the airwaves it grows more popular in church, too. Lutherans, along with plenty of other mainline Protestant denominations, have been slow to jump on this trend. We are not trendy people. We like traditions, not trends. We wouldn't eat lutefisk if we didn't.
As part of the my independent study on contemporary music, I compiled a resource that I hope will be particularly useful for Lutheran pastors who are either trying to make a foray into the world of contemporary Christian music, start contemporary services, or who are trying to get their congregations to rock out with their Bach out. So here's a list of books, websites, and artists that I started...please help me add to it!