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The Day of Pentecost falls fifty (thus, “Pente”) days after the Feast of Firstfruits in the Jewish festivals, and thus, since Christ arose on the Feast of Firstfruits, the day comes fifty days following Easter. On that first Pentecost after …

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Ascension Sunday is celebrated by many churches on the Sunday following the fortieth day after Easter. The day celebrates Christ’s ascension into heaven in the sight of the disciples on the Mount of Olives. The day helps us remember that …

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Download a PDF of the Leader’s Guide for this service Download a PDF of the Service Guide for your group Opening Scripture           Leader: Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! Congregation: How unsearchable are …

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Words: Walter Chalmers Smith, 1867 Music: Welsh hymn tune, from John Roberts’s Caniadau y Cyssegr, 1839 YouTube | mp3 | PDF Hymnary.org Page Immortal, invisible, God only wise, in light inaccessible hid from our eyes, most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days, Almighty, victorious, …

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Words: Reginald Heber, 1826 Music (NICAEA): John B. Dykes, 1861 mp3 Audio Accompaniment PDF Hymn Sheet Hymnary.org   Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee. Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful and mighty! …

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Today, I want to begin with a passage in the New Testament that refers to the music that we employ in worship, music which gives us an opportunity to experience music through our ears. This is from the third chapter …

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Download a handout (PDF) A vital aspect of most church services is congregational singing, a centuries-old tradition. In order for new songs to be added to a church’s order of service, church members need to learn the songs to sing. …

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Theology is those truths that are taught by God, truths that teach us of God, and truths that lead us to God. Our congregations sing that theology every week in a variety of languages, contexts, cultures, and styles. So we …

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Many churches celebrate Reformation Sunday on the Sunday nearest to October 31, the day on which Martin Luther famously nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg church. If you are in charge of choosing hymns for your …

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