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Aug 14, 2023

Writing the Church’s Song 2023

The Center for Congregational Song will be sponsoring Writing the Church’s Song, a three-day writing retreat for beginner and intermediate hymn writers that will be held in Richmond, Virginia, November 8-11, 2023. Two exceptional clinicians, Jacque Jones, FHS, and Mark Miller, will challenge, inspire, and guide you as a hymn writer. These mentors will provide […]

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Jul 31, 2023

Call for Sectionals – 2024 Conference

The Hymn Society is seeking proposals for sectionals (breakout sessions) to be presented at the next Annual Conference to be held July 14-17, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference theme is “Without Limits: Singing the Congregation’s Song.” At each conference we hold between 30 and 40 breakout sessions which are chosen from submissions we receive […]

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Sep 25, 2023

QUESTIONS – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 21, Year A; Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (RC)

October 1, 2023 Revised Common Lectionary Exodus 17:1-7 or Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 or Psalm 25:1-9 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32 Lectionary for Mass (RC) Ezekiel 18:25-28 Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (6a) Philippians 2:1-5 (6-11) Matthew 21:28-32 You may be familiar with this saying that I heard my mother repeat many times: “Don’t answer […]

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Sep 18, 2023

IN LIFE AND IN DEATH – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 20, Year A; Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (RC)

September 24, 2023 Revised Common Lectionary Exodus 16:2-15 or Jonah 3:10 – 4:11 Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 or Psalm 145:1-8 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 Lectionary for Mass (RC) Isaiah 55:6-9 Psalm 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18 (18a) Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a Matthew 20:1-16a The popularity of texting and other digital communications has led some commentators to declare letter writing […]

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