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Worship: Pentecost

The Holy Spirit, who we celebrate on Pentecost, empowers our worship and prayer. This list of resources will equip you to plan worship in the season of Pentecost. 

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Worship: Ascension

Jesus ascended to heaven where he is seated at the right hand of the Father-- what a glorious day! These resources will help you celebrate Christ's ascension. 

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Worship: Epiphany

Epiphany ends the Christmas seasons and celebrates when the Magi visited Jesus. This list of resources will help you get started in celebrating the King of Kings! 

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Worship: Transitions

When the church goes through a transition, such as a pastor leaving, the church merging, or a pastor taking a sabbatical, we bring our (often) mixed emotions about that to God in worship. This list of resources has insight and ideas for worship during church transitions. 

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  • Check out Reformed Worship issue #123 which includes "Saying Goodbye to a Pastor: A Litany of Farewell" by Joy Koning of 3rd CRC in Kalamazoo, MI.  https://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-...

  • Thank you, Katie Roelofs, from Washington DC, for this beautiful service. Katie is one of the Endorsed Worship Coaches for the Worship Ministries office. Just giving credit where credit is due....

  • So happy and thankful for your mother-in-law's new heart. Amen to your thoughts here! Thank you for this beautiful piece.

  • Yes - my church (Friendship CRC) has many of their programs meeting on Wednesday evening - Gems, Cadets, senior choir, praise team, and various fundraising suppers. Seems to work well.   (Diane...

  • Hi Renee - they are attached now. (I was having trouble getting all of the files to attach to the post at first). They are great resources.

  • I love my time in the car each morning listening to music.  This morning I was touched and inspired by the songs "Counting Every Blessing" by Rend Collective and "First" by Lauren Daigle.   

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  • Thanks for your question, Jeff.  There is a large selection of instrumental music available for Lift Up Your Hearts hymnal at Hymnary.org/hymnal/LUYH2013, click here.    Select the song, then go...

  • Loads of other free resources at ReformedWorship.org.  To find them type "Reconciliation" into the search bar at the top right corner of the page.  (You may be asked to register but all you need...

  • Hi Melanie - since no one has answered your question here, why don't you try the Worship Ministries Facebook page? There are several hundred CRC worship people there who are quite actively engaged...

  • Thanks, Allen. Sounds like an awesome ministry you have there in Niagara Falls. I appreciate your intentional connection to the community there. I'd like to hear some of that blues music! -Diane...