ELW Song Festival
A Celebration of God’s People and Their Song
A Celebration of God’s People and Their Song was a highlight of Worship Jubilee 2007 a churchwide event celebrating the renewal of worship in the ELCA, August 3-6, 2007 in Chicago. A gifted group of musicians led Jubilee participants in an evening session that explored the diversity of congregational song in Evangelical Lutheran Worship and the people and communities who created and sing them.
Many Jubilee participants requested use of the content and videos to create their own celebrations in congregations and synod events. The videos provide narration and insight into the songs they introduce. The notes for each song illustrate how it was interpreted and led at the Jubilee. For further guidance in leading these songs, see the Musicians Guide to Evangelical Lutheran Worship.
A Celebration of God’s People and Their Song may be recreated in its entirety or adapted as needed. The videos and images may be used together or individually to introduce particular songs to the assembly. Click the links to play the QuickTime Movie or save them to your PC.