2017 National Worship Conference – Service Folders

These services are posted for reference purposes, to provide ideas for adaptation in parishes. Note that some elements are copyrighted. Those desiring to use these elements must seek permission from the acknowledged copyright holders.

Choral settings that are published are noted in each service. Those without an indication of publisher and stock number are possibly available from the composer or poet.

2017 Worship Conference

2014 Worship Conference Music

The 2014 worship conference highlights CD, By Faith, is now available. The recordings from Carthage College include commissioned works, children’s choir, and selections from various services, choirs, and recitals. Several selections make use of full orchestra featuring some of the finest professional WELS instrumentalists. The CD may be purchased through Northwestern Publishing House. Samples of several tracks are included below.

A number of selections that are not on the CD are available for free download below.

(If individual song titles are not visible, please select the 2014 Worship Conference Music heading to see them. Songs may only be downloaded by individual title.)

2014 Worship Conference – Handouts and Photography

The 2014 National Conference on Worship, Music, and the Arts took place at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI on July 22-25.

Plenary Address
Read the conference plenary address Compelling Worship by Jonathan Hein.

Presentations
Handouts from many of the conference presentations have been made available below.
Learn more about Hymns in the Life of Church, School, and Home at hymns.shepherdstory.com.
Review the warm-ups for Improving Vocal Resonance with handouts and YouTube video.
Find out how BIC Teaches Doctrine and Worship.

We thank Sara Schlicht of Fresh Frame Photography (freshframephotography.com) for providing photography service at the conference. View the conference pictures.

Due to the large size of some files, it will be necessary to download files individually. Please click on the “2014 Conference” title to see individual files.

2014 National Worship Conference – Service Folders

“If we work with the assumption that what we use in worship should support and enhance the divine service through both its utility and beauty, then printed worship aids, including worship folders, deserve our attention. That was the philosophy behind the worship folder project for the 2014 WELS National Conference on Worship, Music, and the Arts.” – Read more from Rev. Caleb Basset regarding the Worship Folder Project.

 

Due to the large size of graphics in the files, it may be necessary to download them individually.

2011 Worship Conference Music

Jesus, My Joy, a CD of highlights from the 2011 worship conference, is available through Northwestern Publishing House. The music on this double CD was performed at the National Conference on Worship, Music and the Arts, held July 2011. The recordings from Gustavus Adolphus and Martin Luther College include commissioned works, children’s choir, and selections from various services, choirs, and recitals. Several selections make use of full orchestra featuring some of the finest professional WELS instrumentalists. The worship at this conference concentrated on Holy Week and the Easter season and also included a Festival Concert and Hymn Festival. Samples of CD tracks are available below. Full recordings of selections that are not on the CD are also included for free download.

You will also find recordings of the plenary address and the Joshua Pedde presentation “Beautiful Sound from Average Children.”

(If individual song titles are not visible, please select the 2011 Worship Conference Music heading to see them.)

Worship Conference 2011 – Presentations

View the presentation handouts and repertoire lists from the 2011 National Conference on Worship, Music, and the Arts.

Worship Conference 2008 – Presentations

Presentation handouts from the 2008 National Conference on Worship, Music, and the Arts.

Worship Conference 2005 – Presentations

Presentation handouts from the 2005 National Conference on Worship, Music, and the Arts.

Worship Conference 2002 – Presentations

Presentation handouts from the 2002 National Conference on Worship, Music, and the Arts.

Worship Conference 1999 – Presentations

Presentation handouts from the 1999 National Conference on Worship, Music, and the Arts.