Carol J. Rottman (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a retired teacher and technical writer from Greenville, Michigan, and Marble, Colorado, and author of Writers in the Spirit (Faithwalk Publishing, 2004). She is a member of Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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A year ago, I received a brochure inviting me to the Calvin Symposium of Worship, 2005. Even though the dates precluded my attendance, I could not put down the striking booklet, full of black and white pictures of hands: clapping, praying, welcoming, signing hands—hands performing on musical instruments, in drama and painting. The photographer beautifully depicted hands not only engaged in communal worship but also in preparation for worship, across generational and cultural divides.