News Update 04-30-2020

News Update April 30, 2020

In this issue: New pastoral direction expected soon, new video series available on The Way of Love, Bishop Marty’s reflection on the fourth Sunday of Easter, start thinking out of the box for this summer, and lots more…

Explore the Way of Love with this new video series

Two-minute read. The Way of Love is a way of life. More than a program or curriculum, it is an intentional commitment to follow Jesus by following seven practices: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest. Episcopalians and others looking to engage the Way of Love and learn more about each of the individual practices are invited to Explore the Way of Love in a new series of short videos and accompanying primer cards from The Episcopal Church.

Leadership Reboot: May 29 & June 6 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Two-minute read. This course is ideal for all lay and ordained pastoral leaders who who wish to explore crucial leadership skills and practices. The Rev. Roger Gufstason, bishop emeritus of the Central States Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is the course instructor.

Weekly Reflection – Fourth Sunday of Easter

15-minute video. Welcome to Bishop Marty’s seventh reflection in this series. This week he talks briefly about returning to church and what that may look like while we maintain physical distancing. In this week’s reading, he talks about the Good Shepherd and God’s love for us no matter what.

Music licensing: what you need to know

Four-minute read. If you are recording or livestreaming music for use in your services, you need to read this article on music licensing. Please note if you are making hymns and music available online in pdf or any other format you’ll need a license for that too.

Imagine something new this summer!

Two-minute read. This will be a summer to “imagine new alternatives”. You are all invited and encouraged to take time now to look ahead and re-plan your summer programs. Don’t remove annual events from the calendar without first considering if they can be done with a new twist!

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