Evangelical Lutheran Worship

Evangelical Lutheran Worship

"Evangelical Lutheran Worship" or "ELW" is the primary worship resource and hymnal for use in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, replacing its predecessor, "Lutheran Book of Worship".

"Evangelical Lutheran Worship" was first published in October 2006. Though not all congregations immediately adopted the book, demand for it was so great that it sold out its first and second printings and some congregations had to delay its adoption until more were available.

The book includes ten musical settings for the Holy Communion service, three of which were previously published in the "Lutheran Book of Worship", as well as a Service of the Word. Morning Prayer (Matins), Evening Prayer (Vespers), and Night Prayer (Compline) are all included, as are occasional and pastoral offices such as baptism, marriage, burial, individual confession, and proper services for Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, and the Triduum. Martin Luther's "Small Catechism" is also printed in the book. Unlike the abbreviated Psalter included in the "Lutheran Book of Worship", "ELW" includes the entire Book of Psalms in a version for congregational prayer and singing. Compared to the "Lutheran Book of Worship", the selection of hymns is expanded, including many options from previously published Lutheran hymnals and hymnal supplements.

"Evangelical Lutheran Worship" is not without controversy. Some conservative Lutheran organizations such as Solid Ground and the WordAlone Network have expressed concerns over the book's use of inclusive language. Lutheran liturgiologist Philip Pfatteicher has criticized the book as idiosyncratic, obsessed with avoiding masculine pronouns, rubrically permissive, and less rich in resources than the Lutheran Book of Worship. [http://www.lutheranforum.org/extras/reforming-the-daily-office-examining-two-new-lutheran-books/]

The cross depicted on the cover of the book bears a striking resemblance to the [http://www.csbsju.edu/images/sju-bg.gifKacmarcik cross] which is used as the logo for the various divisions and affiliated organizations of the [http://osb.org Order of Saint Benedict] , incorporated at Saint John's in Collegeville, MN.


* [http://stjohnprairiehill.blogspot.com/2006/11/hymnody-of-elw.html A Comparison of the Hymns in ELW with those in the Lutheran Book of Worship]

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