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February 6, 2016
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The Kanata Centre

Songs and Prayers to Share 2014


published: 2014 | Teaching material | Resources

I am delighted to share this resource with you. I hope you will share it with your music directors at home! In 2007, the ELCIC Global Hunger and Development funds supported the initiation of Inshallah, a global song choir of twenty people at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary. Inshallah’s vision was to sing songs of faith from the Global South context in order to deepen an understanding of global Christianity and citizenship through the gifts of song. Since that time, and with a fundraising concert by the Eastern Synod musical duo of Paul Helmer and Sebastian Meadows-Helmer, the support of the Montreal Lutheran Council, the volunteer work of Karen Kuhnert and the contributions of many others, The Kanata Centre for Worship and Global Song was formed as a ministry of the seminary in 2009.

Over the past five years, global song workshops and services were held in each Eastern Synod conference, and this booklet is an effort to share some of the gifts of the songs that have been generated through the Inshallah experience and the Kanata Centre. Thanks to composers Matthew Anderson, Andrew Donaldson, Richard Pryce, Mary Harvan and Scott Knarr for the use of these pieces which you are free to copy. Thanks also to Inshallah singer and seminary professor Allen Jorgenson who has written liturgical prayers for Kanata services; a sample of these are shared here as well.

In the next months, you will find more original works on the seminary and synod website. At the Kanata Centre, we would be glad to workshop and share other synodical offerings that help us to pray and respond to the call to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God in this time and place. Please consider sending original works you would like to share with the wider community to me at

Peace to you,

Debbie Lou Ludolph, Director

Download: PDF (8.54MB)    Songs_and_Prayers_to_Share_2014_Final2.pdf

revised Jul 22/14

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