What is worship? – PMA Student

$150.00

What is worship? Why do we worship?
How do I plan and lead worship?
If these are your questions, this is the class for you.

SPRING 2022: INTRODUCTION TO LUTHERAN WORSHIP
Presented by Lutheran School of Theology and Central/Southern Illinois Synod
Full Course Description
This course will be taught on ZOOM. There will be one additional practicum session for
those who have registered for credit – Parish Ministry Associate (PMA) students; the
date and location will be determined.
Each class will be divided into two parts: 1. Background, Bible and Theology of
Worship; and 2. Practicum. The length of the parts may vary, but in general Part 1 will
last 2 hours and Part 2 will take up the last hour. Those who register for credit will be
expected to remain for the entire three hours. Non-credit auditors will attend only part 1.
The exception is for the first class which will last for 3 hours for everyone. The primary
text for the class will be Central Things – Worship in Word and Sacrament by Gordon W.
Lathrop. Everyone will also be expected to have copy of Evangelical Lutheran Worship
(current cranberry red hymnal).
Course Instructor Rev. S. Blake Duncan
The Rev. S. Blake Duncan is a retired ELCA pastor, having
served congregations in Akron, OH; Bloomington, IL; and
Steeleville, IL. He also has extensive experience in music
ministry having served as Pastor for Worship & Music at St.
John’s Lutheran Church in Bloomington, IL and as
Organist/Choirmaster as well as Pastoral Administrator at St.
Matthew’s Episcopal church in Bloomington. Pastor Duncan
also serves the C/SIS as the Educational Coordinator for the Synod Authorized Ministry
program. Additionally, Blake is a retired professional oboist and English horn player,
having played in orchestras and chamber ensembles for over 35 years. He taught on
the music faculty of Bradley University in Peoria and served for 15 summers as the
oboe instructor for Lutheran Summer Music. He continues to teach, direct the choir and
assist with the music program at Unity Lutheran in St. Louis. He enjoys accepting
opportunities to preach and preside throughout the synod and St. Louis, and he still
performs and teaches oboe.
Course Details
Dates & Times: SATURDAYS, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, April 2, 9, & 23, May 14 & 28, 2022, Online via Zoom
Practicum TBD
Register by March 14

Description

What is worship? Why do we worship?
How do I plan and lead worship?
If these are your questions, this is the class for you.

SPRING 2022: INTRODUCTION TO LUTHERAN WORSHIP
Presented by Lutheran School of Theology and Central/Southern Illinois Synod
Full Course Description
This course will be taught on ZOOM. There will be one additional practicum session for
those who have registered for credit – Parish Ministry Associate (PMA) students; the
date and location will be determined.
Each class will be divided into two parts: 1. Background, Bible and Theology of
Worship; and 2. Practicum. The length of the parts may vary, but in general Part 1 will
last 2 hours and Part 2 will take up the last hour. Those who register for credit will be
expected to remain for the entire three hours. Non-credit auditors will attend only part 1.
The exception is for the first class which will last for 3 hours for everyone. The primary
text for the class will be Central Things – Worship in Word and Sacrament by Gordon W.
Lathrop. Everyone will also be expected to have copy of Evangelical Lutheran Worship
(current cranberry red hymnal).
Course Instructor Rev. S. Blake Duncan
The Rev. S. Blake Duncan is a retired ELCA pastor, having
served congregations in Akron, OH; Bloomington, IL; and
Steeleville, IL. He also has extensive experience in music
ministry having served as Pastor for Worship & Music at St.
John’s Lutheran Church in Bloomington, IL and as
Organist/Choirmaster as well as Pastoral Administrator at St.
Matthew’s Episcopal church in Bloomington. Pastor Duncan
also serves the C/SIS as the Educational Coordinator for the Synod Authorized Ministry
program. Additionally, Blake is a retired professional oboist and English horn player,
having played in orchestras and chamber ensembles for over 35 years. He taught on
the music faculty of Bradley University in Peoria and served for 15 summers as the
oboe instructor for Lutheran Summer Music. He continues to teach, direct the choir and
assist with the music program at Unity Lutheran in St. Louis. He enjoys accepting
opportunities to preach and preside throughout the synod and St. Louis, and he still
performs and teaches oboe.
Course Details
Dates & Times: SATURDAYS, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, April 2, 9, & 23, May 14 & 28, 2022, Online via Zoom
Practicum TBD
Register by March 14