Association of Lutheran Church Musicians
March 3, 2014 e-newsletter

ALCM Logo with baton

Anne Krentz Organ

Dear ALCM members,


We are trying something new this month. Instead of the regular print greeting, this month's Lenten greeting from President Anne Krentz Organ is available as a video greeting
as well as in print. (Depending on the speed of your computer, the video greeting may take a minute to load - be patient!)


Let us know what you think!



Summer Conference Registration Open

July 14-16, 2014
Christ Lutheran Church, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
The Three Days--Singing Salvation History 


July 28-30, 2014 
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral 
Kansas City, MO 
Setting the Table Well: Feeding Hungry Worshippers in a Fast Food Culture

June 30-July 2, 2014 
Christ Lutheran Church 
Charlotte, NC 
Many Voices--One Choir
June 15-18, 2014 
Concordia University and 
St. Michael's Lutheran Church 
Portland, OR 
Emerging: Living and Serving  
on the Hinge of Change
In memoriam: Peter J.L. Perella

ALCM member Rev. Peter J.L. Perella, 35, died on February 24, 2014 at home after a long battle with sinus cancer. Pastor Perella was an ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and most recently served as its Director for Worship Formation and Liturgical Resources at its national headquarters in Chicago. As the Director for Worship, Pastor Perella oversaw the ministry of word and sacrament on behalf of the Presiding Bishop, and directed the work of the churchwide worship staff. This work included the development of worship resources and leading the continuing conversation about worship renewal in the life of the ELCA.

Cards may be sent to: Katie Perella, c/o Deveney's, 3 Cedar Ct. East, Carlisle, PA 17015

New Resources Posted in the Members Area

If you haven't visited the Members Area of the ALCM web site lately, you'll want to check out the new resources for Lent and Holy Week shared by ALCM members Bruce Bengtson, Andrew Birling, and Larry Finke: hymn introductions, psalm settings, gospel acclamations and much more! 
Kyries and Glorias
Do you have a prayer concern or thanksgiving that you would like to share? Post a "Kyrie" or "Gloria" on the web site. 

Got a Question? Ask St. Cecilia!

Pastor Ron Koch, the "Dear Abby" of the Lutheran church music world, is the voice behind St. Cecilia, and he welcomes your questions and concerns. You can reach Ron at [email protected] or by snail mail to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church; 1735 Hecker Pass Highway; Gilroy, CA 95020. Telephone calls are also welcome at (408) 842-2713. All "Dear St. Cecilia" inquiries and concerns will remain anonymous and confidential.
Musica Ficta Music Association announces the "New Music for Easter Time" International Competition for Choral Composition, the chief aim of which is to promote the creation and wide distribution of new and innovative choral repertoire. Click here for more details.