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Children Making Music

August 22nd, 2008
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A DVD was sent out recently to all LCMS, WELS and ELS congregations titled Children Making Music. You can read more about it here and order a free copy (while supplies last) by sending an e-mail to: worship@lcms.org

It is truly superb! I think you will really love it.

"Children Making Music" runs 30 minutes and is divided into three
segments aimed at children, parents, and pastors and educators,

Rev. Paul Grime, who initiated the DVD project,
hopes congregations will play the video at board meetings and Bible
classes, for Parent Teacher Leagues and Sunday school students. He grew
acutely aware of the shortage of church musicians (and the shrinking
supply of people to lead church music programs) in his former post as
Commission on Worship executive director.

"If the DVD is shown
in just half our congregations and schools, and if it provides the
needed encouragement to only a couple of students in each parish, that
would ultimately mean several thousand additional musicians who might
one day be leading our congregations in song," said Grime, now dean of
the chapel and associate professor of pastoral ministry and missions at
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Making Music" was developed by a committee representing three Lutheran
church bodies: The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS), the Wisconsin
Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), and the Evangelical Lutheran Synod
(ELS). The Marvin M. Schwan Charitable Foundation provided funding.

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  1. August 23rd, 2008 at 11:24 | #1

    I was one of the many attendees at this summer’s Institute in Seward who were privileged to get a sneak preview of this excellent resource (and to receive my own copy to take home). It is not only superb but moving and inspiring, and I highly recommend it to anyone who cares about either music or children (and that about covers us all, doesn’t it?).
    [[McCain: And you are entirely unbiased in your opinion? Perhaps no more than me! Seriously, Phil did a great job!]]

  2. August 23rd, 2008 at 12:46 | #2

    Actually, I am entirely unbiased in my opinion of this resource, since Phil had nothing to do with it. Are your kind words in reference to the catechism songs, perhaps?
    [[Right, sorry, wrong resource. They are both terrific.]]

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