Each time the church gathers to pray and sing, we hear the wondrous story of God’s divine love revealed in Christ—a love that is deep, broad, high, amazing, and steadfast, that builds up and binds everything together in perfect harmony. Love is our greatest commandment and the source of our song. Or, as the hymnist exclaims: “what wondrous love is this!”

An iconic sculpture of the word “love” stands in the central plaza of a city designed so that its colonial residents and the area’s indigenous peoples could live together in harmony. Like the vision of its founder, William Penn, the city’s name was the product of peaceful coexistence between two Greek words: Philos (loving) alongside adelphoi(siblings). Philadelphia.

This biennial conference of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians invites us—through worship, lectures, workshops, and making music together—into deeper reflection about the what, wonder, and love of which the church sings.

Music that Makes Community is excited to offer a two-part workshop at the gathering exploring ways to integrate paperless singing into congregational life—from worship to small group gatherings. Experience varied ways of singing and learning paperless music and build a toolbox of essential skills for leading this way. Sessions led by Paul Vasile will be held on 
Wednesday, July 5 from 1:00-2:30 pm and Saturday, July 8, 9:30-10:30 am.

Learn more about the conference and register here!


July 04, 2023 at 3:00pm - July 09, 2023
DoubleTree Philadelphia City Center
237 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States
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Music that Makes Community
304 Bond Street * Brooklyn, NY 11231

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