February 2017 Bits and Bobs

Here's a round up of new music and worship links we've come across recently. Lenny Smith - You Are My Hiding Place I'll be posting more on this album coming up but for now check out Lenny's own words on this retrospective that highlights songs he's written in the past 30 years!! Alex Mejias - Kingdom... Continue Reading →

Resources for Worship and Vocation

Isaac Wardell (Trinity Pres & Bifrost Arts), Laura Fanucci (Collegeville Inst.) and I hosted a workshop at this years calvin worship symposium entitled "Here Are My Hands: A Practical Workshop on Affirming Vocation in Weekly Worship Practices."  Below are some of the resources that were shared during our time. It's a rambling collection but full... Continue Reading →

Calvin Worship Symposium 2017

Hope College Worship was invited to lead a service again at this years Worship Symposium. The theme for services this year was the book of Revelation. We planned a service that was inspired by Revelation 4-5. You can watch the whole service HERE. You can download this years Worship Symposium program catalog HERE. GATHERING Prelude:... Continue Reading →

Planning for Christ the King Sunday 2016

Well, that's awkward...having already posted about Advent I'm now backtracking to include some resources for Christ the King Sunday - the sunday before Advent starts (Nov 20). The Worship Sourcebook says of Christ the King Sunday: “Christ the King Sunday focuses our worship on the cosmic character of Christ’s reign over the world. It is... Continue Reading →

Advent Planning 2016

here are some bits and bobs for your advent planning this year! SONGS: In my mind advent songs should  (at least) have four themes in mind. - A focus on old testament imagery - (see "O Come Divine Messiah, Dawning Light") - A focus on the life of faith as a journey (See "I wonder... Continue Reading →

Worshipping through the Beatitudes

Paul Neeley recently posted that Nov 1 (All Saints) has been a day that has historically reflected on the beatitudes.  It was really hard for me to find resources on the beatitudes to use in public worship when we preached through them last fall.  So here are a few pieces to meditate on that I... Continue Reading →

Bits and Bobs – Fall 2016

Here are a number of new albums, articles, events, and liturgical ephemera you gotta check out soon! Before we get to the onslaught of ridiculously good new albums: [] COS yearly psalm contest has its deadline this week.  Get writing people! [] Doxology and Theology Worship Conference - Nov 3-5, Louisville, KY (Sign up soon!) []... Continue Reading →

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