SJD Worship Weekend
The SJD Worship Weekend
Discovering the rhythms of worship in the church and in our daily lives
February 17-18, 2017
This event is a production of
the Music and Worship Ministry of The Church of St. John the Divine
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Concert with Robbie Seay Band
Talk by Bishop Gregory Brewer
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Morning prayer with Zach Meeks and Justin Brooks
Three sessions with Bishop Greg Brewer
unpacking the three 'R's of worship:
We Realize the awesomeness of God
We give him thanks for Redeeming us
We look to Respond to his call
The Robbie Seay Band
The Robbie Seay Band was founded in 2001. Songs from the band have been featured in multiple TV shows and movies including American Idol, One Tree Hill and numerous shows on the ABC network. The band has had multiple songs on the CCLI charts for many years now, including Song of Hope. Robbie Seay Band members are very grateful to have made a career of writing and recording music about their faith, lives of love and loss, and everything else in between. After recording with EMI Music for many years, the band went independent in 2012 with the release of their album, Rich & Poor. In late 2013, they started an independent project of EPs based on Psalms which culminated with the release of their Psalms LP in early 2015.
The Rt. Rev. Gregory Brewer
The Right Reverend Gregory O. Brewer was ordained the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Central Florida on March 24, 2012. In Central Florida, a major focus of his ministry is the raising up of the next generation of lay and ordained leaders. Before being called to Central Florida, Brewer served as rector at Calvary-St. George’s Church, a 500-member, multicultural and multiracial parish with landmarked historic buildings in downtown Manhattan. Before moving to New York, he was rector of Church of the Good Samaritan, Paoli, Pennsylvania, for 11 years. Bishop Brewer was assistant professor of pastoral theology at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, from 1992–1996. For 16 years previously, he had served parishes in the Diocese of Central Florida including The Episcopal Church of the New Covenant, a diocesan church plant. He was ordained a deacon at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lynchburg, Virginia, and ordained a priest at All Saints Episcopal Church, Winter Park, Florida. Married for over three decades, Bishop Brewer and his wife, Laura Lee, have five sons and two granddaughters.
Justin Brooks (B.S.M.B., Dallas Baptist University) is a worship music leader and songwriter based in Dallas, Texas. For the past 10 years has served as Director of Contemporary Music for the modern liturgical community of Uptown at Church of the Incarnation. Born into a Baptist music ministry family and later following a call to lead in the Anglican Communion, Justin has a unique perspective and passion for exploring the merging of ancient faith practices with modern ways of worship. Prior to his current post, he spent ten years leading worship in venues nationwide then another four as lead guitarist for the funk/rock band Rhythm (EMG/Warner). Justin and his wife, Tiffany, live in Northeast Dallas with their two children, Taylor and Grayson.