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Jul 20, 2021

2021 Hymn Tune Search Winner

The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada is pleased to announce the winner of its 2021 Hymn Tune Search. Of the 213 entries submitted, the committee chose a tune by Larry Visser, Minister of Music at LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Visser’s tune, entitled EMBRACE, is a setting of […]

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Jul 19, 2021

Centennial Collection Nominations Request

As part of The Hymn Society’s centennial celebration in 2022, we are curating a collection of congregational hymns, songs, and choruses that will launch us into our second century. This collection will speak to the needs of the contemporary church, but also be prospective and prophetic. Its focus will be the theme of community. The […]

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Our Latest Blogs

Jul 26, 2021

WHAT IS THIS STUFF? – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost—Proper 13, Year B; Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B (RC)

August 1, 2021 Revised Common Lectionary 2 Samuel 11:26 – 12:13a or Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 Psalm 51:1-12 or Psalm 78:23-29 Ephesians 4:1-16 John 6:24-35 Lectionary for Mass (RC) Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15 Psalm 78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54 (24b) Ephesians 4:17, 20-24 John 6:24-35 When most of us feel hunger, our bodies are simply alerting us that […]

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Jul 19, 2021

ABUNDANCE – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost—Proper 12, Year B; Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B (RC)

July 25, 2021 Revised Common Lectionary 2 Samuel 11:1-15 or 2 Kings 4:42-44 Psalm 14 or Psalm 145:10-18 Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21     Lectionary for Mass (RC) 2 Kings 4:42-44 Psalm 145:10-11, 15-16, 17-18 (see 16) Ephesians 4:1-6 John 6:1-15 When my husband and I are planning a party, we usually have a lengthy […]

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