June 1993

RW 28
THEME: Youth in Worship
Reformed Worship issue cover

Articles in this issue:

  • In Tales of Tittivillus, Vorsteeg, a United Methodist minister, offers the reader a hilarious collection of dialogues between church leaders and Tittivillus, a medieval devil who delights in subverting worship. Since Tittivillus is fluent in Latin, all of the sixty or so vignettes are titled in Latin, Vorsteeg's intent in producing this little paperback was "to offer in a humorous way some thoughts, suggestions, and viewpoints to stimulate, enrich, and improve our practice of worship."

  • What adjectives would your teens use to describe the worship experience at your church? If they use anything but "exciting, awesome, meaningful, cool," etc., Ms article was written for you.

  • Preludes:

    "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" (piano)<
    "My Jesus, I Love Thee" (organ)


    Psalter Reading: Psalm 111, read in unison

    Hymn: "New Songs of Celebration Render" (Psalm 98)
    [Tune: RENDEZ A DIEU; PH 28, RL W, TH14; concertato by Dale Grotenhuis available from CRC Publications (1-800-333-8300)]

    We Celebrate Who God Is...

    Reading on God's Word

    John Calvin (1509-1564)

  • The retreat was coming to a conclusion. All week the young people had been struggling with the issue of leadership. On this final morning they would have a chance to exercise that leadership by planning and leading our worship together.

    We waited eagerly to see what they would come up with. Would it be something totally new, filled with the rhythm of the music they live by? Would it be irreverent to our adult eyes and ears? Would we truly be able to worship with them?

  • "Hey you guys, let's put on a play!"

    "Great idea, Lucy! My dad has some old boards laying around for a set. I'll get them"

    "Mom threw out some curtains the other day. We can make costumes!"

    "Fantastic. Who can get some paint?"

    "Abby, you do publicity. Barney, see if Mom mill give you some of her lipstick.

    "Can I be the bad guy? "