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Dec 01, 2021

Amanda Husberg Memorial

Hymn Society members will know that THS life member Amanda Husberg passed away on February 15, 2021. On Sunday, November 7, 2021, Amanda’s church, St. John the Evangelist Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, held a memorial service for her. The theme of the service was “A Feast Prepared,” taken from the title of one of […]

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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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Our Latest Blogs

Nov 29, 2021

TUNING TO THE OBOE – Second Sunday of Advent, Year C

December 5, 2021 Revised Common Lectionary Baruch 5:1-9 or Malachi 3:1-4 Luke 1:68-79 Philippians 1:3-11 Luke 3:1-6 Lectionary for Mass (RC) Baruch 5:1-9 Psalm 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6 (3) Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11 Luke 3:1-6 Is real change possible? This question was surely on the minds of delegates to the recent climate summit in Glasgow as […]

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Nov 22, 2021

PROMISES, PROMISES – First Sunday of Advent, Year C

November 28, 2021 Revised Common Lectionary Jeremiah 33:14-16 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Luke 21:25-36   Lectionary for Mass (RC) Jeremiah 33:14-16 Psalm 25:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14 (1b) 1 Thessalonians 3:23 – 4:2 Luke 21:25-28, 34-36 Sometimes encouraging words are hard to hear. When you’ve just received a cancer diagnosis, your spouse has asked for […]

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