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Index to Reformed Worship

As you continue to use RW for worship planning, you may find an index helpful. We have compiled an index by subject and author, and we plan to update this index after each issue so that a cumulative running index will always be available for a small fee. To receive your copy of the index, please send $3.00 US or $3.50 CDN to Reformed Worship Index, 2850 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49560.

Reformed Worship articles are also indexed in Religion Index One: Periodicals (RIO; book reviews are listed in Index to Book Reviews in Religion). Both indexes are published by the American Theological Library Association, 820 Church Street, 3rd Floor, Evanston, Illinois 60201.

New Resource:

Psalter Hymnal Concordance

A complete concordance to the Psalter Hymnal is now available. Our thanks to the Rev. Rolf Bouma, copastor at Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, MI, for generating this concordance from his word processor.

The concordance lists nearly every word of every song in the Psalter Hymnal, along with the song number in which that word appears. The only words not listed are articles, conjunctions, prepositions, helping verbs, and other common English word forms which, because of their frequency of use, would be of little help in identifying the content of hymns.

The concordance is available for $5.00 US; $6.00 CDN. To order a copy, send your payment to CRC Publications, 2850 Kalamazoo SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49560.

Conferences
January 9-14,1990, Fort Lauderdale, FL

15th annual Church Music Explosion. Leaders include Jean Ash-worth Bartle, Diane Bish, David Davidson, Roger McMurrin, Donald Neuen, Allen Pote, Simon Preston, and Ray Robinson. Contact: Darryl Miller, Church Music Explosion, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, 5555 N. Federal Hwy, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308.

January 12-13,1990, Grand Rapids, Ml

Symposium on Worship and Church Music, at Calvin College. Speakers include Gerre Hancock, James Litton, Donald Macleod, Nicholas Wolsterstorff, and Brian Wren. Contact: Department of Music, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI 49506; (616) 957-6453.

January 13,1990, Ancaster, ON

Conference on Worship and Hymnody, at Redeemer College. The conference theme is worship during Holy Week. Contact: Department of Music, Redeemer College, Ancaster, ON L9G 3N6; (416) 648-2131.

April 23-26,1990, Grand Rapids, Ml

Preaching Today: A conference for pastors of the CRC and RCA. Speakers: Ian Pitt-Watson, Bruce Thielemann, William Willimon. Each evening a public worship service will be held, with one of the conference leaders as preacher.

Contact the Rev. Dirk Hart, CRC Board of Home Missions, 2850 Kalamazoo SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49560, or the Rev. Robert Bast, RCA Office of Evangelism, 17060 South Park Ave., South Holland, IL 60473.

July 8-11,1990, Charleston, SC

The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada annual conference: Celebrating 350 years of North American Hymnody. Contact: The Hymn Society, Box 30854, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX 76129; (817) 921-7608.