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Inclusive Communion

As many grains are gathered into one loaf, partaking of the elements binds God’s people together into one. Ironically, when church leaders ignore the unique needs of worshipers with disabilities, some are excluded from the sacrament whose very name includes the word union.

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Methods of Praying in Public Worship

Just as the types of prayers will include a great deal of variety, so should the methods in which we pray represent a variety. Perhaps if we suggest an admittedly incomplete listing of some different methods, it will stimulate your ideas, discussions, and planning.

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Decisions for Lenten Worship Planning

Your Lenten season will likely involve special worship efforts. Therefore, your worship planning will certainly require many decisions that involve advance planning and preparation. To help you anticipate these decisions, we list a number of questions and issues here.

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Worship That Is Authentic to God

Authentic worship is about us. But it is also about God, his creation, and his church. How authentic is your worship? In what ways do you need to be more genuine, real, or true?

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Worship Playlist

Today we have immense control over our music. But when we come to worship, we can’t design a playlist of our favorite songs. What should we do? 

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Recycling

What do people think when they pass by your church and happen to glance in the recycling bins or dumpsters? Say they picked up a bulletin. What would they think about the church upon first glance?

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Dropping Out

Sometimes I wonder how much I get in the way during a worship service. Do I play too many notes? Should we sing acapella? A couple of weeks ago, I was playing from the organ, and I slowly dropped out and let the congregation sing. Yes, it is possible.

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Lift Up Your Hearts

This is a reflection from Diane Dykgraaf on her thoughts regarding "Lift Up Your Hearts" hymnal set for distribution in June 2013. She serves as the administrative assistant to the editorial committee.

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CRCNA Website One-Stop Resource Index

The following is an emerging draft of all of the worship-related resources provided by the Christian Reformed Church and its agencies and educational institutions—and easy place to gain access to the audio files, bulletin covers, liturgies, videos, and publications that worship planners and leaders need to do their work well.

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Which Calendar Do You Follow?

Worship planning goes easier and with more satisfaction when a calendar with a pattern or rhythm is in view. Four different calendars vie for our attention. A choice needs to be made.

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A New Hymnal—Why?

"Lift Up Your Hearts" has been published and has been available for purchase since May 2013. Many have embraced the new hymnal, others seem skeptical, and others just plain ignored it. So Why? What For? Who Cares? 

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Children at the Lord's Table

This webinar was recorded on: Wed, 04/25/2012 Is your congregation reflecting on Synod's decision to welcome children to the Lord's Supper? Join us to explore the roles of the pastor, elders, and parents in this significant process - and equip your congregation to move forward with joy.

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