For over 20 years, congregations throughout the ELCA have used Of the Land and Seasons for congregational worship. The long-awaited, newly revised and updated version is now available.
The original version of Of the Land and Seasons (OTLS) was first published in 1988 by Chantry Music Press, then later through Augsburg Fortress. The revised version of OTLS reshapes this liturgy to be a companion piece to the new ELW, employing the new liturgical texts of the ELW. OTLS now includes a new option for the Canticle of Praise, authored by The Rev. Beth Bergeron Folkemer (M.Div & S.T.M. from Gettysburg Seminary), set to a traditional Appalachian tune, and an option of tunes for the Distribution Hymn. In addition, OTLS now includes newly authored Eucharistic Prayers for each of the 4 seasons by The Rev. Dr. Mark W. Oldenburg, the Seminary’s Dean of the Chapel and Steck-Miller Professor of the Art of Worship.
The Rev. Dr. Stephen P. Folkemer, Professor of Church Music and Seminary Cantor, worked with Beth Folkemer to revise and simplify the music, moving some songs to more accessible keys and streamlining the guitar/bass chording. The new OTLS liturgy is available in 2 editions: Assembly Edition, and, Leader/Accompaniment Edition (the Leader edition contains everything needed by the worship leaders and musicians).
Discount Available through the Seminary Bookstore
The revised version of OTLS
is now available at a discounted price through the Seminary Bookstore. Contact Sherry Rippman, manager, by phone at 717-338-3005, or by email at srippman@Ltsg.edu
to place an order.