Ash Wednesday Worship
Outline of a worship service of repentance and renewal for Ash Wednesday, including prayers, invitation, scripture, music, imposition of ashes, benediction, and a link to a meditation by Debra Rienstra.
Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation
This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship.
Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday
This outline of an Ash Wednesday service provides video, prayer, and song suggestions.
Advent resources: a folk ballad, "Every Valley," tells of the times when waiting is hard and hope is needed, a "Community Prayer for Waiting," a banner, a painting, another prayer, and two quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer....
Copyright 101: Enlarging Hymns and Music (USA Only)
This article outlines USA copyright law and a church's responsibilities when copying and enlarging choir music.
This Maundy Thursday or Good Friday service is patterned after tenebrae, a service of shadows or darkness. The theme is the disciple Peter's reflections on his "unimaginable words" denying Christ and his beginning to heal afterwards.
Helping Kids Understand Worship Through Music
Directing a children’s choir offers several opportunities to teach children what worship is and what it means to worship. This article focuses on how the music we choose can be a great teaching tool for children.
Copyright 101: Grand Performance Rights (US Only)
This article outlines USA copyright law and a church's performance of copyrighted music, drama and dance.
Hymn: Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow (Original Text)
Sandy Willard Rogers has arranged the familiar music of the Doxology with a choral descant.
Music in the Church
This audio-recorded workshop features a quick tour of the history of music in the church stopping to sing along the way. Understanding the roots and impulses of different streams of music helps us navigate them better.
Hymn: Go, Tell It On The Mountain
This is version of the traditional Christmas carol, "Go Tell it On the Mountain", just for keyboardists, guitarists, bass guitarists, and others who sing, play, and lead worship using music with chord symbols.
Pentecost: Music and Worship Resources
This worship planning resource is for a Pentecost service where the service is framed around the Holy Spirit birthing the church. Brenda G. Hankins provides worship planning notes, a responsive reading, and music suggestions.
Full Text Hymns on Music
When in Our Music God Is GlorifiedPD
For the Music of CreationPD
Fill the Earth with Music©
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Hymn: Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow (Original & Alternate)
Sandy Willard Rogers, has arranged the familiar music of the Doxology with 2 additional stanzas. All 3 stanzas are included here; the original along with the new verses.
Hymn: Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow (Alternate Text)
Sandy Rogers has arranged the familiar music of the Doxology with alternate lyrics and a choral descant.
Music and Worship Help Heal Northern Ireland
The Presbyterian Church in Ireland is using music and worship to overcome the legacy of "the Trouble" in Northern Ireland. A feature story explores the role of music and worship in healing.
Choir Anniversary: Love for the Music of the Church
This sermon starter and commentary on Psalm 100 offers worship resources from an African American perspective for a service celebrating a choir anniversary service, emphasizing the shared love for the music of the church.
Fill This Holy Place with Music
A new hymn by Mark Hill (set to music by C. Hubert Parry) that anticipates and celebrates the joyful singing in the future new creation.
Music is a tilling of soil
Music breaks open hard ground, preparing it for a seed to be planted, says the singer-songwriter Steve Bell. When he plays, he lets go of the outcomes, allowing people to experience the mystery.
Hymn: On A Journey With Jesus
This original SATB composition is arranged for choral use and includes music for piano and bass guitar. It is based on a sermon by Pastor Byron Alexander.
Music and the Priestly Life
Music is an ever present part of life played in almost every venue from grocery stores to churches. The message received from the music people choose can be instrumental to how that person approaches the world...