April 2019
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Easter Celebration: A Service of Word and Song

This Easter worship service centers around the theme of celebration through festive music, the retelling of the resurrection story from the gospels, communion that focuses on hope and victory, and a commission to serve with joy. Note: This password-protected article is available for free access until April 20, 2019.

More Easter resources from Reformed Worship.

Joyful proclamation, prayers, and readings that you may incorporate in your Easter worship service.

A choral reading declaring the new life given in Christ based on 2 Corinthians 5:7–6:2 as a “blast” of Scripture to ring in the listener’s ears and hearts.

No password is required to view these articles; however, please note that if you are not an RW subscriber you will be asked to provide your name and email address after accessing three articles. For subscribers please sign in on the website for unlimited access.

  • Easter is April 21, 2019. The Reformed Worship website has many articles, poems, music, and visual art ideas and resources on Easter. To refine your search, you may use Boolean operators in the Google Custom Search box on the Reformed Worship website. For example, Easter AND Psalms.
  • Ways to Make Your Church Inclusive on Easter Ideas and advice on how your church can welcome all.
  • "Worship and the Liturgy" Webinar with Philip Majorins Learn more about the building blocks of Reformed worship and how historic Christian worship influences worship planning today.

Walking with Jesus: A Reflection on a Maundy Thursday Service for Low Attendance

By Pastor Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence

When you know that a small number of people will attend a worship service, how can you use this as a benefit for spiritual growth for yourself and your congregation? How can intimacy and love, through shared experiences, be fostered within God’s people during lean times?

Telling the Story of God’s Garden Kingdom

By Rev. Dr. Chris Schoon

The Easter season is an excellent season that we all discover anew that we are rooted in the grand narrative of scripture as it unfolds through the planting, invading, reclaiming, flourishing of God’s garden-kingdom.

  • Writing the Church’s Song—Hymn Writing Retreat April 25-27, 2019. A 3-day writing retreat for beginner and intermediate hymn writers organized by the Center for Congregational Song. Dallas, Texas
  • 2019 Hymn Festival Search Submission due by May 15, 2019. The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada has announced a search for an outline and script for a hymn festival focused on the theme of welcome towards refugees and immigrants.
  • Awakening June 9-14, 2019. Awakening is a worship arts camp held at Hope College for students going into grades 9-12. The event develops students gifts in all areas of music, dance, visual art, drama, preaching, and technology. Registration is now open.
  • Summer Course for Choral Conductors July 1-8, 2019. This new weeklong summer course is held in Cambridge, England. The learning opportunity will give conductors an insiders view to life and learning at Cambridge . . . and beyond.
A helpful resource for pastors and elders who minister to the dying or to people grieving the loss of a loved one.
This songbook offers 260 songs inspired by Scripture passages from Matthew through Revelation.

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