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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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Sep 13, 2021

SILENCE – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost—Proper 20, Year B; Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B (RC)

September 19, 2021 Revised Common Lectionary Proverbs 31:10-31 or Jeremiah 11:18-20 Psalm 1 or Psalm 54 James 3:13 – 4:3, 7-8a Mark 9:30-37 Lectionary for Mass (RC) Wisdom 2:12, 17-20 Psalm 54:3-4, 5, 6-8 (6b) James 3:16 – 4:3 Mark 9:30-37     Silence can be the stillness that fosters meditation. Silence can be that […]

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Sep 06, 2021

LOSING ONE’S LIFE – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost—Proper 19, Year B; Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B (RC)

September 12, 2021 Revised Common Lectionary Proverbs 1:20-33 or Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 19 or Psalm 116:1-9 James 3:1-12 Mark 8:27-38     Lectionary for Mass (RC) Isaiah 50:5-9a Psalm 116:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 (9) James 2:14-18 Mark 8:27-35 Stanley Rother, born in 1935, was raised in a small German farming community in rural Oklahoma. In […]

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