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September 2, 2015

2016 Worship & Music Planning Calendar

PDF document of lectionary readings for each Sunday in 2016, as well as special days and times throughout the year. For […]

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September 3, 2015

History of Hymns: “Now the Silence”

By C. Michael Hawn

“Now the Silence”  Words by Jaroslav J. Vajda;  Music by Carl Schalk; The United Methodist Hymnal, […]

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September 3, 2015

The Peace that We Share

Presbyterian pastor and hymn writer Carolyn Winfrey Gillette's hymn explores the theme of peace and how it grows from […]

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September 3, 2015

Christ Said Accept the Stranger

On August 28, 2015, the British press reported seventy dead bodies found in a cargo truck in Austria, refugees seeking freedom and […]

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August 27, 2015

History of Hymns: “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name”

By C. Michael Hawn

“Holy God, We Praise Thy Name”  by Ignaz Franz; translated by Clarence Walworth,  The United Methodist […]

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August 21, 2015

Metrical Singing

Here is an outline and brief leader’s notes for a 60-90 minute class presentation on Metrical Singing. Participants […]

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August 20, 2015

History of Hymns: “Leave It There”

By C. Michael Hawn

“Leave It There”  by Charles Albert Tindley.  The United Methodist Hymnal, No. 522.

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August 19, 2015

O Carpenter of Nazareth

Lawrence Wik's "O Carpenter of Nazareth" explores our response to God's call for work and service. It is […]

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August 19, 2015

Indigenous Music in Worship

This is an outline for a one-hour class presentation on incorporating indigenous music in worship. What is the indigenous music […]

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August 18, 2015

Copyright and Licensing for the Church Musician

These documents can be used either for personal learning or to lead a class in presenting important parts of the […]

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Copyright & Licensing
August 18, 2015

Sing For Your Supper

These materials are for a class presentation that covers the musical settings for Holy Communion in The United Methodist Hymnal, […]

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August 13, 2015

History of Hymns: “Let Us With a Joyful Mind”

By C. Michael Hawn

“Let Us With a Joyful Mind”  by John Milton;  adapt. by Thomas H. Troeger, The Faith […]

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August 13, 2015

God of All Learning

"God of All Learning" is a hymn for a “Blessing of the Backpacks” service. Blessing of the Backpacks […]

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August 12, 2015

Perhaps You Have Been Chosen

This new hymn by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette is closely related to the Old Testament story of Esther. It […]

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August 11, 2015

The Persian King Was Angry

This new hymn by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette is closely related to the Old Testament story of Esther. It […]

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August 11, 2015

The Lord is Near

This new hymn is part of United Methodist pastor and hymn writer F. Richard Garland's series of […]

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August 5, 2015

History of Hymns: O Thou Who This Mysterious Bread

By C. Michael Hawn

“O Thou Who This Mysterious Bread”  by Charles Wesley;  The United Methodist Hymnal, No. 613

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July 30, 2015

History of Hymns: “Precious Name”

By C. Michael Hawn

“Precious Name” by Lydia Baxter The United Methodist Hymnal, No. 536.

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August 3, 2015

The Future of Traditional Worship and Music

The Future of Traditional Worship and Music: Throughout Christendom there are vast changes underway in how we worship and sing. […]

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July 30, 2015

Upper Room Worshipbook (2006) Contents List

Downloadable PDF of The Upper Room Worshipbook (2006) Contents List.

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July 30, 2015

A Guide for Introducing The Upper Room Worshipbook

Use this guide to introduce a congregation or group to the contents of The Upper Room Worshipbook (2006), or adapt it […]

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July 30, 2015

Index of First Lines and Common Titles in Worship & Song - Music Edition

This is an index of first lines and common titles in the Music Edition of Worship & Song.

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July 30, 2015

Singing Styles and Techniques

This is a suggested order and content for a class, workshop or plenary presentation on Singing Styles and Techniques. It […]

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July 30, 2015

Worship & Song Reading Session

Here is a plan for a reading session to introduce the contents of Worship & Song (2011) to a congregation or […]

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July 30, 2015

An Order for the Dedication of Worship & Song

This order is intended to be used within a service of worship. When used separately, it should follow praise, prayer, […]

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July 29, 2015

Index of First Lines—Worship & Song (2011)

An index of first lines in the Worship Resources Edition of Worship & Song

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July 29, 2015

Alphabetical Index of First Lines: Worship & Song (2011)—Music and Worship Resources Edition

An alphabetical index of first lines from the Music and Worship Resources Edition of Worship and Song.

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July 23, 2015

History of Hymns: “Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation”

By C. Michael Hawn

“Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation”;  7th cent. Latin, translated by John Mason Neale,  The United […]

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April 10, 2015

Piano Solo Recordings

These piano solos have been arranged and recorded by Dean McIntyre The list of hymns may be sorted by hymn […]