Jubilee: A Celebration of God’s People and Their Song
Susan Briehl is a Lutheran pastor who serves as the Distinguished Professor of the Art of Ministry at Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa. Often collaborating with composer Marty Haugen, her other hymn texts included in Evangelical Lutheran Worship are “By Your Hand You Feed Your People” (469), “Bread of Life from Heaven” (474), and “Once We Sang and Danced” (701).
James Capers is a Lutheran pastor, musician, and author. He participated in the development of This Far by Faith in addition to composing its setting two of Holy Communion, “Liturgy of Joy.” This music can be found in setting 6 and the service music section of Evangelical Lutheran Worship.
Susan Palo Cherwien is a freelance writer and musician. Eight of her hymn texts are found in Evangelical Lutheran Worship, including “As the Dark Awaits the Dawn” (261), “Day of Arising” (374), “Rise, O Church, like Christ Arisen” (548), and “In Deepest Night” (699).
Dori Erwin Collins is a composer, worship leader, and co-author of Sound Decisions: Evaluating Contemporary Music for Lutheran Worship.
Antonio Machado is a Lutheran pastor serving at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota as Coordinator of Vocational Formation. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and raised in New York City, Antonio plays percussion of all kinds and is featured on Bread for the Journey's recordings.
Thom Pavlechko is composer, organist, and choirmaster at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Austin, Texas. He contributed parts of Holy Communion setting one in Evangelical Lutheran Worship and six hymns and service music including “In Deepest Night” (699), “When Our Song Says Peace” (709), and “Calm to the Waves” (794).
Carl Schalk is a prominent composer, author, and Distinguished Professor of Music Emeritus at Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois. Nine of his compositions are featured in Evangelical Lutheran Worship including “As the Dark Awaits the Night” (261), “Now the Silence” (460), “God of the Sparrow” (740), and “Thine the Amen” (826).
Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr. was a prolific hymn writer and President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. Eight of his hymn texts appear in Evangelical Lutheran Worship including “For All the Faithful Women” (419), “We Come to You for Healing, Lord” (617), “O Christ, Your Heart, Compassionate” (722), and “Voices Raised to You” (845).
Eugenia Oi Yan Yau is Assistant Professor of Music at Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York. She has served as musician and worship leader in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hong Kong and the ELCA.
John Ylvisåker is a well-known composer and recording artist. Three of his songs appear in Evangelical Lutheran Worship including “We Are Baptized in Christ Jesus” (451) and “Borning Cry” (732).