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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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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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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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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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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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Justice and Worship

We cannot worship in truth if we do not also live just lives. The Office of Social Justice, World Renew and Reformed Worship offer several different kinds of resources on various justice related topics. 

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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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Hymnal Survey

As we work on fine-tuning some elements of the new Faith Alive hymnal Lift Up Your Hearts: Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, we could really use your input. Please take just a couple of minutes to complete this survey.

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A Cloud of Witnesses

Can a fuller understanding of the heroes of the faith and the great cloud of witnesses help us rediscover the purpose and focus of Reformation Day?

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