Mary Kortman

Mary Kortman ( is the worship director at South Grandville CRC and is a student in the M.A. in Worship program at Calvin Theological Seminary.

Articles by this author:

  • Beneath the Cross

    Good Friday Worship with Story, Song, Sermon, and Supper

    Our worship planning team decided to present the story of Jesus’ betrayal, death, and burial from the perspectives of those who were there. We chose six characters from the passion narratives and asked six people from the congregation to tell their stories. They were encouraged to immerse themselves in their character by reading the Scripture passage and by familiarizing themselves with the dramatic reading—even memorizing it, if they chose.