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Luther College awarded 2018 Vital Worship Grant

Posted: Mon, Jun 4, 2018 9:11 AM

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is awarding Luther College a grant of $9,135 through its Vital Worship Grants Program, funded by Lilly Endowment Inc.

The grant will support the development of a lectionary for undergraduate academic communities. The lectionary—a series of biblical lessons for reading in a worship service— will integrate the academic calendar, liturgical calendar and biblical texts that contribute to the spiritual formation of young adults and address core questions in their faith journeys.

Luther College Pastors Anne Edison-Albright and Mike Blair; professor of music and college organist Gregory Peterson, professor of religion Kristin Swanson, and Wartburg Theological Seminary seminarian Amalia Vagts comprise the grant's implementation team. The team will work to develop a lectionary that shapes the weekly Eucharist; integrates more intentionally with weekday Chapel, evening prayer and Sunday night worship; and speaks more intentionally to questions, needs and themes of young adult faith development.