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Jul 29, 2021

Search for a Hymn Text on the Organ and Congregational Song

The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada is conducting a competition for a theologically rich hymn or song text for congregational singing that highlights the role of the organ in accompanying, leading, empowering, and enlivening congregational song. The hymn should be ecumenical in nature. This search is for a text, whether written for […]

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Jul 27, 2021

Call for 2022 Sectionals

The 2022 Hymn Society Annual Conference will be an international event that will celebrate the centennial of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. The conference will be held in Washington, D.C. from July 17-21, 2022, and the theme will be “Sing the World God Imagines.” At each conference we hold between 30 […]

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Our Latest Blogs

Oct 18, 2021

SEEING CLEARLY – Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost—Proper 25, Year B; Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B (RC)

October 24, 2021 Revised Common Lectionary Job 42:1-6, 10-17 or Jeremiah 31:7-9 Psalm 34:1-8 (19-22) or Psalm 126 Hebrews 7:23-28 Mark 10:46-52 Lectionary for Mass (RC) Jeremiah 31:7-9 Psalm 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6 (3) Hebrews 5:1-6 Mark 10:46-52 About two years ago I was diagnosed with a visual disability that apparently had been developing throughout […]

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Oct 11, 2021

SERVICE – Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost—Proper 24, Year B; Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B (RC)

October 17, 2021 Revised Common Lectionary Job 38:1-7 (34-41) or Isaiah 53:4-12 Psalm 104:1-9, 24 35b or Psalm 91:9-16 Hebrews 5:-1-10 Mark 10:35-45 Lectionary for Mass (RC) Isaiah 53:10-11 Psalm 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22 (22) Hebrews 4:14-16 Mark 10:(35-41) 42-45 At the end of a particularly difficult day of ministry, I was looking forward to […]

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