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Notes

Corrections and Identification
  • In RW 64 (p. 12), the website address we provided for The Liturgical Press was incorrect. The correct address is www.litpress.org.
  • The liturgical calendar in RW 64 (p. 33) listed a couple of incorrect dates. In 2003 Maundy Thursday falls on April 17, Good Friday on April 18, and Trinity Sunday on June 15. A calendar with the correct dates can be found on our website: www.reformedworship.org.
  • Also, to give credit where credit is due, the photos in RW 64 for the article “Make Your Way to the Potter’s House” (pp. 26-28) were taken by Ed de Jong (p. 26 and bottom photo on p. 28) at Calvin Symposium 2002. The others (p. 28) were taken by John Bryson, member of the Akron (Ohio) Christian Reformed Church, when the service was held in their congregation.

NEWS

February 1, 2003—Deadline for Worship Renewal Grant Applications

Has your church or institution considered applying for a worship renewal grant? What kind of project would help to renew worship in your congregation? What contribution could you make to encourage others in developing their worship leadership gifts?

Wondering how to start? Begin by checking out the grant application brochure on the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship website (www.calvin.edu/worship).

The deadline for applications for 2003 grants is February 1, 2003. In 2002, the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship awarded sixty-one grants ranging from $5,000-$15,000. The Institute recently received additional funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. that will continue the Worship Renewal Grant Program until 2006.

COLAM 2004

July 9-12, 2004, in the Colorado Rockies!
Mark your calendars!

Conferences

Sioux Center, IA, September 27-28, 2002
Michael Burkhardt, organist and clinician in Friday hymn festival and Saturday workshops; also sessions on introducing the organ to teens; all celebrating a new Casavant at First Christian Reformed Church. Contact: First CRC, 712-722-0717; or Dr. James Koldenhoven, e-mail: jamesk@mtcnet.net.

Sioux Center, IA, September 28, 2002
Worship Conference at Dordt College led by Robert Webber. Sponsored jointly by Dordt College and Classes Heartland and Iakota of the Christian Reformed Church. Contact: Don Draayer, Campus Pastor, Sioux Center, IA; 712-722-6079; fax: 712-722-6416; e-mail: don@dordt.edu.

Hawthorne, NY, October 5, 2002
Church Pianists’ Institute, from 9-5:30, with Jorge Lockward, William Phemister, and others to explore traditional, contemporary, Hispanic, and Black gospel styles. At Hawthorne Gospel Church, sponsored by the Wheaton College Church Pianists’ Institute. Contact: William Phemister, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL 60187;
e-mail: William.Phemister @wheaton.edu;
www.wheaton.edu/conservatory/cpi.

Waco, TX, October 7-9, 2002
“Music and the Church: Relevance in a Changing Culture”—a conference bringing together academicians, church leaders, and music industry people. Leaders include George Barna, Nathan Corbitt, Carl Daw, Jack Hayford, Michael Hawn, Charlie Peacock, and Robert Webber. Contact: Symposium on Christian Music, Baylor School of Music, P.O. Box 97408, Waco, TX 76798; 254-710-2360; www.baylor.edu/christian_music.

Rensselaer, NY, October 24-26, 2002
“Worshiping God with Who We Are,” a conference for worship planners and teams to learn and share ideas about imaginative, inspiring liturgy, no matter what size the congregation might be. Helen Kemp and Paul Westermeyer, plenary speakers. Contact: Iteke Prins, Blooming Grove Reformed Church, 706 Blooming Grove Dr., Rensselaer, NY 12144; 518-286-2910; e-mail: ihp65@capital.net; bloominggrove_r@yahoo.com.

Appleton, WI, November 2, 2002
Worship and the Visual Arts, Timothy Botts, Robert deJonge, Chris Overvoorde, and more. Contact: Covenant Church, 1601 Covenant Lane, Appleton, WI, 54915-4077; 920-735-1163; e-mail: covenantchurch@execpc.com.

Grand Rapids, MI, January 10-11, 2003
Symposium on Worship and the Arts at Calvin, sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Thursday preconference all-day seminars on drama and on the theology of worship. Many national and international leaders, including Robert Batastini, Dennis Dewey, Donald Hustad, I-to Loh, Jorge Lockward, David Peterson, Matt Redman, Pablo Sosa, Barbara Brown Taylor, and many more. See inside front cover of this issue for more information.