RECOMMENDED READING ON THE LORD'S SUPPER
- Table and Tradition: Toward an Ecumenical Understanding of the Eucharist by Alisdair Heron (Westminster Press, 1983).
- Worship, Community, and the Triune God of Grace by James Torrence (InterVarsity Press, 1997).
- Bread of Life and Cup of Joy by Horton Davies (Eerdmans, 1993).
NEW HYMNAL SUPPLEMENT PROGRESS REPORT
DON'T STOP KISSING YOUR SPOUSE! OR ATTENDING WORSHIP.
My wife, Kathy, has shaped her professional career as a family and life educator, and she returned from a weekend conference some years ago with the report of a study that I found fascinating. The study focused on the habits of married couples and attempted to analyze what made a difference in their intimacy.
NEW WORSHIP RESOURCES COMING FROM CRC PUBLICATIONS
One reason we don't accept advertisements in Reformed Worship is that we always have more to print than we have room for. So here's an in-house "ad" to let you know of a few new products we're working on at CRC Publications that will be ready this fall/winter.
Authentic Worship in a Changing Culture
Available September 1997. See Q&A (p. 44) for information about this important report/study guide on worship.
The Presbyterian Association of Musicians (PAM) now schedules three annual worship conferences. The 1997 conferences are
Montreat, NC, June 15-21 and 22-28 (two identical conferences)
"Practicing the Presence of God." Contact: Donald Armitage, 845 West Fifth St,Winston-Saiem, NC 27101: (901) 722-8144.
Westminster, PA, July 13-18
Contact: Rebecca Borthwick-Aiken, First Presbyterian Church, 890 Liberty St., Meadville, PA 16335.
Winter Park, FL, March I
Brandon, FL, March 3
Coral Gables, FL, March 10
Niagara Falls, Canada, April 4
Windsor, ON, April 5
London, ON, April 7
Guelph, ON, April 12
Oakville, ON, April 19
Toronto, ON, April 21
Oshawa, ON, April 26
Peterborough, ON, April 28
SanFrancisco, CA, May 10
Modesto, CA, May 12 Mendocino, CA, May 14
Arcata, CA, May 15
Sacramento, CA, May 17
San Jose, CA, May 19
CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS/DRAMAS
RW would like to review some new children's Christmas programs. We're especially interested in those that were integrated into a worship service (rather than used as a separate program). Have you developed any? Or do you know of someone who did? Please send information about the program (including a script, if possible) to us at Reformed Worship, 2850 Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, MI 49560, or communicate on Internet to email@example.com. Thanks!
LORD'S PRAYER BANNER
The banner committee of our church created a banner to accompany a seven-week worship series on the Lord's Prayer. The colors and stained-glass window design were chosen because they echo the windows in our sanctuary. A bulletin insert gave an explanation of the seven symbols, one for each week of the series: