RPCNA Psalm Singing
"Fifteen Psalms a year for ten years"—that's the mandate the 1986 Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (RPCNA) handed to its newly appointed Psalm Translation Committee. The synod also appointed a committee to produce a new supplement to the denomination's latest Psalter (The Book of Psalms for Singing), published in 1973. Both decisions reflect the RPCNA's continued support of their tradition of exclusive psalm singing in public worship (See RW 3, p. 32).
Reformed Worship uses Rejoice in the Lord, the Trinity Hymnal, and the Psalter Hymnal as its standard references when suggesting hymns to use within the context of worship. If you would like a copy of these hymnals for your library, they can be ordered as follows:
Rejoice in the Lord
(developed by a committee of the Reformed Church in America, and published in 1985 by William B. Eerdmans)
If you have never attended a conference on church music and liturgy before, you may not pay much attention to the list of conferences that Reformed Worship provides below. That's if you haven't been.
We encourage readers to submit worship materials to Reformed Worship. These materials may include special liturgies, litanies, prayers, music, photographs of banners and other liturgical art and furnishings from your church. (No sermons, please- not even your best one.) We cannot guarantee that we will publish your submissions, but we are building up files of worship materials for future reference, and will be glad to add your constributions.
I REJOICE IN THE LORD SELLING WELL
Rejoice in the Lord, the first hymnal produced solely by the Reformed Church in America (RCA), has sold nearly 40,000 copies since it was first released in June of 1985 (see review on page 46).