News and Notes


RW ’s newly redesigned website features thousands of worship planning resources at your fingertips. Log on to access more than 1,700 articles on planning and leading worship from every RW issue since 1986. That’s twenty years’ worth of litanies, meditations, dramas, and other resources.

The navigation bar on the left allows you to browse by author, column or department, issue number, liturgical season, or specific subject. If you have a particular author, title, or subject in mind, type it into the search box to go directly to the resource you are looking for.

Worship planners can print articles to distribute to committee members or cut and paste resources into another document. To cut and paste, highlight the text, copy, and paste into your new document for bulletins, PowerPoint presentations, orders of worship, programs, handouts, or newsletters. All RW material (except that which is explicitly copyrighted) may be reprinted for nonprofit use. Regardless of where it is used, do remember to include the appropriate copyright information (author, name of journal, issue number, date, page, and “Used by permission”).

Online copy for the current issue of RW is password-protected and is available only to subscribers of the print journal. And, of course, only subscribers of the quarterly print edition of RW get the music and art, which is not included online.

Sign up at for e-mail notification of when the current issue is posted online and be the first to view the newest worship materials. Whether you’re looking for materials to plan a traditional, contemporary, or blended worship service, you can count on Reformed Worship to provide ways to enrich your worship with biblical insights from a Reformed perspective. If you haven’t visited the site yet, check it out!

–Mary Schuurmans

Worship Renewal Grants

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship is again grateful to be able to award worship renewal grants through the generous support of the Lilly Endowment, Inc. The purpose of these grants is to stimulate relevant, thoughtful, and energetic work for worship that exhibits renewed creativity and theological integrity and is available to Christian churches of diverse sizes and denominations. For more information on the grant process and types of grants awarded, or to download an application form, visit Proposals for 2007 must be postmarked by January 10, 2007.

Scripture Alive

Looking for a dramatic reading? Consider one of the following from the
Scripture Alive series. Order from Faith Alive, or 1-800-333-8300.

  • The Triumphal Entry: The Message of Palm Sunday (25 minutes)
  • Why Have You Forsaken Me? The Passion of Our Lord According to Matthew (30 minutes)
  • It Is Finished: The Passion of Christ According to John (30 minutes)
  • Were Not Our Hearts Burning? The Emmaus Story (40 minutes)
  • My Lord and My God: Thomas Meets the Risen Christ (30 minutes)
  • Upon This Rock: The Story of Peter (40 minutes)


Would you like your upcoming event included in this calendar and on our website? To have your event considered for inclusion please send your information in the format found below to by the following dates:

RW 83 (March 2007) November 24, 2006

RW 84 (June 2007) February 22, 2007

RW 85 (September 2007) May 20, 2007

RW 86 (December 2007) August 20, 2007

We reserve the right to edit submissions that are accepted for publication.