New from CRC Publications

Three more Scripture Alive: Dramatic Readings from Scripture scripted by Bert Polman are now available. $14.95US/$21.70CDN. Order by phone (800-333-8300) or on the web:

God Speaks, Creation Listens: The Story of Beginnings
(40 minutes; order no. 415112)

Savior of Her People: The Story of Esther
(40 minutes; order no. 415110)

Heal Us Today: Stories of Jesus the Healer
25 minutes; order no. 415111)

All the words are taken directly from Scripture, often weaving Old and New Testament passages together, interspersed with congregational singing. Most churches use these as “Readers Theater” pieces without costumes. You need order only one script and photocopy for your cast. Complete music is provided with copyright permission instructions for copying in your church bulletin.


Other dramas in the Scripture Alive series include

  • MOTHER ISRAEL:..........
    The Story of Deborah
    The Story of Elijah
    The Advent Message From Isaiah
  • GOD WITH US : ....
    The Birth of Our Savior, Jesus Christ
    The Baptism of Jesus
    The Passion of Our Lord According to Matthew
  • IT IS FINISHED :.....
    The Passion of Christ According to John
    The Emmaus Story
    Thomas Meets the Risen Christ
  • UPON THIS ROCK: .....
    The Story of Peter


Authentic Worship in a Changing World Fall 2000 Seminars

A one-day leadership training seminar led by Robert Webber in his continuing “Renew Your Worship!” series. Thousands of people have benefited from his teaching in many different cities throughout North America. Contact the Institute for Worship Studies, Box 894, Wheaton, IL 60189; 630-510-8905; fax 630-510-0601; website:

Atlanta, GA, August 26, Fayetteville United Methodist Church
Branson, MO, September 23, Evangelical Free Church
Grand Rapids, MI, October 2, Covenant Christian Reformed Church
Detroit, MI, October 7, Grace Chapel
Jackson, MI, October 9, Westwinds Community Church
Traverse City, MI, October 14, Fellowship Christian Reformed Church
Barrington, RI, October 21, Barrington Baptist Church
Springfield, MA, October 28, Evangelical Covenant Church
Boston, MA, November 4, Chapel of the Cross
Portland, ME, November 11, First Baptist Church
Grand Rapids, MI, October 27-28, 2000

“Renewing Our Worship: Experiencing God’s Presence in a Changing World.” Sponsored by the Synod of the Great Lakes Reformed Church in America; hosted by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Calvin College. Three diverse worship services, eight seminars, 24 workshops. Contact: Dee Robart, 4500 60th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512; 616-541-0845; e-mail:

Fort Lauderdale, FL, January 3-6, 2001
Twenty-sixth annual Church Music Explosion with Sir David Willcocks, John Weaver, Elizabeth Watson, Sue Ellen Page, David White, Robert J. Morgan, Mark Hayes, and others. Contact: Valerie Covalt at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, 5555 N Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308; phone 954-334-5170; e-mail: vco

Grand Rapids MI, January 12-13, 2001
Symposium on Worship and the Arts at Calvin College. Leaders include Tom Long, Richard Mouw, Dorothy Bass, Karen Ward, Hal Hopson, Chip Stam, Timothy Botts, Pearl Shangkuan, and Soul Purpose and John Steven Paul, a liturgical drama group. Sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW). Contact: CICW, 3201 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4388; 616-957-6088; fax (616) 957-7168; e-mail:; web:

New Haven, CT, January 19-23, 2001
“Up with a Shout: The Psalms in Jewish and Christian Religious, Artistic, and Intellectual Traditions.” Sponsored by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Contact: Melissa Meier, Conference Coordination, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, 409 Prospect St., New Haven, CT, 06511; (203) 432-510;

Princeton, New Jersey, February 4-6, 2001
“The Organ in Christian Worship,” a colloquium for organists, pastors, theologians, liturgists, and organ builders. Cosponsored by Princeton Theological Seminary and the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Contact: The Chapel Office, Princeton Theological Seminary, P.O. Box 821, Princeton, New Jersey 08542; 609-497-7890; /index.htm

Reformed Worship 57 © September 2000, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Used by permission.