The Rev. Allison Werner Hoenen was ordained in the ELCA. She holds an MAR in Liturgical Studies from the Yale Divinity School/Institute of Sacred Music and an MDiv from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. She is on leave from call in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria to pursue her doctorate in Liturgical Studies with Prof. Hanns Kerner of the GottesdienstInstitut Nuremberg.
 On Cantata Sunday of this year (May 2, 2010), my husband and I gave our farewell sermon to the congregation at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Fürth, Germany, based on Isaiah 12:21 and the hymn by Robert Lowry (1826–1899) “My Life Flows on in Endless Song.”2 The last line of the refrain asks, “Since […]