Plan to publish Trinity Psalter Hymnal in Autumn of 2017

  The joint songbook project of the OPC and the URCNA is nearing completion. December 31, 2015, marked the deadline for churches to submit feedback regarding the proposed hymn collection, which had been posted online for review since May of 2015. Rev. Derrick J. Vander Meulen, Chairman of the URCNA’s Psalter Hymnal Committee, explained that … Continue reading Plan to publish Trinity Psalter Hymnal in Autumn of 2017

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Songbook Committees complete provisional Psalm proposal

During a March 5-6 meeting at Faith URC in West Olive, MI, the URCNA and OPC songbook committees were able to complete a provisional Psalm Proposal. The Proposal includes at least one full metrical version of all 150 psalms with the exception of Psalm 119, which appears in 22 separate selections corresponding to each section … Continue reading Songbook Committees complete provisional Psalm proposal

URC to collaborate with OPC on songbook

Participants and observers say that one of the best things about Synod is the singing. Hearing hundreds of men wholeheartedly praising God fills hearts with grateful awe. The URCNA loves singing aesthetically pleasing arrangements of biblically articulate hymns and psalms. And over the next few years, the URCNA will be cooperating with the OPC toward … Continue reading URC to collaborate with OPC on songbook

URCNA Synod 2012: Songbook

What subject most fiercely fuels worship wars? Music! Traditional or contemporary? Book or screen? Accompaniment or a capella? Organ or guitar? Choir at the front or choir at the back? The list of possible debates is as extensive as styles of music. For years the URCNA has been working on a new songbook, which is one … Continue reading URCNA Synod 2012: Songbook

RCNZ Synod: Stability above earthly tremors

For the first time in the nearly 60 year history of the Reformed Churches of New Zealand (RCNZ), the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Bucklands Beach hosted a Synod meeting. Synod’s location was moved to this church on the upper shore of the North Island due to recent earthquakes around Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island. … Continue reading RCNZ Synod: Stability above earthly tremors

URCNA Songbook Committee augmented with new appointments

Since Synod London 2010 mandated augmentation of the URCNA Songbook Committee with a member from each classis not already represented, four new members have been appointed in recent months. Dan Zylstra (Lynwood URC; Lynwood, IL) was appointed to the Songbook Committee at the September, 2010, meeting of Classis Central. Denise Marcusse (Faith URC; Holland, MI) … Continue reading URCNA Songbook Committee augmented with new appointments