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April 10, 2018

Post-Pentecost 2018 Worship Planning Series

The Season after Pentecost is not called ordinary time not because things become normal, much less average or blasé […]

Lent - Easter - Holy Week
April 17, 2018

July 2018 Post-Pentecost Worship Planning Series

Throughout the month of July, we encounter stories in the gospel readings that focus on the healing power of Jesus. […]

Lent - Easter - Holy Week
June 13, 2018

History of Hymns: “Healer of Our Every Ill”

By Kevin Flannagan

Haugen uses the text of this hymn as a prayer for healing, not only of the body but also of […]

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History of Hymns
June 6, 2018

History of Hymns: “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”

By Kevin Flannagan

“Make Me a Channel of Your Peace” by Sebastian Temple (1928-1997) is a musical setting of the well-known […]

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History of Hymns
May 30, 2018

History of Hymns: “And Can It Be That I Should Gain”

By DeAndre Johnson

“And Can It Be That I Should Gain” is perhaps one of the most joyfully poignant hymns penned […]

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History of Hymns
May 23, 2018

History of Hymns: “On Eagle’s Wings”

By C. Michael Hawn

“On Eagle’s Wings,” by Michael Joncas; The United Methodist Hymnal, No. 143   And He will raise […]

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History of Hymns
June 5, 2018

God of Ruth, Elizabeth and Mary

Lindy Thompson offers this hymn, which speaks of God's love and justice through the example of courageous women from […]

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Topical Music
March 12, 2018

See Our Savior, Crucified

The Seven Last Words of Jesus are a frequently included part of Good Friday services across a variety of Christian […]

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Hymns
January 12, 2018

Forty Days and Forty Nights

Throughout Scripture, "forty days and forty nights" is a frequent theme in events that are significant for the people of […]

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Hymns
December 6, 2017

For God Alone I Wait

Created with the words of Psalm 62, Darren Cushman Wood has penned a hymn for those struggling with grief. Especially appropriate […]

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Christmas/Epiphany
October 26, 2017

Songs of Solidarity: Protest Songs for a Loving Church

During times of conflict and unrest, people stand together in love, knowing that goodness is stronger than evil. Sing these […]

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Topical Music
October 26, 2017

2018 Worship and Music Planning Calendar

Calendar with lectionary readings for each Sunday in 2018, as well as special days and times throughout the year. For pastors, […]

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General Music Articles
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