October 2006 is the
release date for the new resource, Evangelical Lutheran Worship
(ELW). The “previews” will begin in April
with an informational mailing to congregations about ELW. To
help congregations become familiar with the new resources, each congregation
an Evangelical Lutheran Worship Preview Kit.
Augsburg Fortress has indicated that the Preview Kit will include
the following materials:
- an Evangelical
Lutheran Worship Sampler Edition with 64 pages of liturgies and hymns
- an audio CD with recorded portions of the common liturgies contained
in the sampler;
- a CD-ROM with
introductory resources including newsletter articles, bulletin paragraphs,
temple talks, congregational letters, graphics,
such as the Evangelical Lutheran Worship logo, and more;
- samples of
the new Evangelical Lutheran Worship bookplates and offering envelopes
to help congregations encourage special gifts.
A “mock up” of the new Pew Edition of Evangelical
Lutheran Worship will be on display at the Augsburg Fortress
our synod assembly May 19-20.
Special pricing and financing options will be available to
congregations. If congregations order the Pew Edition, they
may purchase it for
$17.50 through October 2. After that, the cost will be $20.
Twelve-month financing is also available for congregations
to help purchase Pew Editions. Augsburg Fortress is providing
financing for interested congregations with no interest or
Learn more about this resource by checking out the Augsburg
Fortress Web site.
The ELCA’s Renewing Worship Web site at www.renewingworship.org provides
a preview selected content.