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Songs for the Lord: A Book of Twenty-four Original Songs in a Mix of Traditional and Contemporary Styles for Church Worship Services, Inspirational Music Programs, and Christian Devotions

Songs for the Lord: A Book of Twenty-four Original Songs in a Mix of Traditional and Contemporary Styles for Church Worship Services, Inspirational Music Programs, and Christian Devotions

Songs for the Lord is a book of twenty-four original hymns and songs suitable for use in church worship services, inspirational music programs, and private devotions. Some are specifically Christian in content. All of them express faith in the Lord God.

Songs for the Lord offers a range of traditional and contemporary styles:
  – Hand-clapping gospel
  – Intimate prayer songs
  – Congregational hymns
  – Musical sermons
  – Humorous material for a troubadour-style performer

Each song features a sheet music image, a separate text section from which lyrics can be copied and pasted for church bulletins, projection screens, etc., and a selection of relevant Bible verses. The sheet music does not include SATB parts, harmonization, or accompaniment.

Purchasers of this publication can obtain the sheet music in printable PDF format and MP3 audio files of the song melodies at no extra cost.

**UPDATE** The latest version of Songs for the Lord contains exclusive links that enable buyers to directly download to your computer:
  – Sheet music in printer-friendly PDF format
  – Song directory in printer-friendly PDF format
  – MP3 audio files of all 24 song melodies
  – Lyrics in Word format for easy copy and paste.

If you downloaded your copy before October 25, 2012, go to Manage Your Kindle, locate Songs for the Lord in your Kindle library, and click on the Update link to send the latest version to your device.

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Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional

Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional

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Feel caught between the traditional church and the emerging church? Discover a third way: deep church.

C. S. Lewis used the phrase “deep church” to describe the body of believers committed to mere Christianity. Unfortunately church in our postmodern era has been marked by a certain shallowness. Emerging authors, fed up with contemporary pragmatism, have offered alternative visions for twenty-first-century Christianity. Traditionalist churches have reacted negatively, at times defensively.

Jim Belcher knows what it’s like to be part of both of these worlds. In the 1990s he was among the pioneers of what was then called Gen X ministry, hanging out with creative innovators like Rob Bell, Mark Oestreicher and Mark Driscoll. But he also has maintained ties to traditionalist circles, planting a church in the Presbyterian Church of America.

In Deep Church, Belcher brings the best insights of all sides to forge a third way between emerging and traditional. In a fair and evenhanded way, Belcher explores the proposals of such emerging church leaders as Tony Jones, Brian McLaren and Doug Pagitt. He offers measured appreciation and affirmation as well as balanced critique. Moving beyond reaction, Belcher provides constructive models from his own church planting experience and paints a picture of what this alternate, deep church looks like–a missional church committed to both tradition and culture, valuing innovation in worship, arts and community but also creeds and confessions.

If you’ve felt stuck between two extremes, you can find a home here. Plumb the depths of Christianity in a way that neither rejects our postmodern context nor capitulates to it. Instead of veering to the left or the right, go between the extremes–and go deep.

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Starting a Contemporary Worship Service in a Traditional Church

Starting a Contemporary Worship Service in a Traditional Church
Starting a contemporary worship service is a great way for a traditional church to connect with people who are uncomfortable with traditional services. This “how-to” ebook walks traditional churches through the process of starting a contemporary service
Starting a Contemporary Worship Service in a Traditional Church

How can I find an Episcopal Church that still uses the book of Common Prayer and the traditional Hymnal?

Question by Signilda: How can I find an Episcopal Church that still uses the book of Common Prayer and the traditional Hymnal?
It seems every Episcopal Church I try has contemporary with Christian rock music, big screen prayer readings with modern text and children running amock in the aisles. I just don’t connect spiritually to this mess, and my kids are so distracted by all the sideshows that they are not learning how to pray and concentrate on the Bible readings.

What happened???

Best answer:

Answer by jennikins628
My friend said the same thing. She cannot seem to find a church without all of the “contemporary” stuff.

Just call around to the various churches and ask if they have a traditional worship service, and what time does it start.

Try small ones. They tend to be more traditional.

Add your own answer in the comments!

New Book on Sacred Music and Traditional Hymns by Author, Classical Guitarist, and Church Musician Donn LeVie, Jr. Takes on Use of Contemporary Christian Music for Worship


Austin, Texas (PRWEB) June 25, 2008

Kings Crown Publishing of Austin, Texas announces the publication of “It’s All About HYMN: Essays on Reclaiming Sacred and Traditional Music for Worship” by Donn LeVie, Jr. Praised by some of the world’s leading and respected authorities in the church music field, “It’s All About HYMN: Essays on Reclaiming Sacred and Traditional Music for Worship” opens up new doors to dialogue, sheds new light on factors that influence the Western Christian worship model, and challenges all Christians to reassess how they approach the very act of worship. Author, classical guitarist, and church musician Donn LeVie, Jr. will also release a companion CD entitled, For HYMN, which will contain classical guitar arrangements of sacred music, traditional hymns, and inspired classical music on his Good Harbor Music label this fall.

A New Voice in the Worship Music Debate

With so many contemporary evangelical voices calling for “redefining”, “rethinking”, “remaking”, and “repackaging” Christian worship, LeVie’s voice brings a fresh perspective for reclaiming its sacred and traditional precepts for worshipping God through sung prayer. “It’s All About HYMN: Essays on Reclaiming Sacred and Traditional Music for Worship” combines counsel from Scripture; the wisdom in voices of contemporary authorities and those from ages past; the power of logic and reason to repel fallacy, groupthink, and false justifications; and how art and architecture work in tandem to create the spaces that determine our worship model.

LeVie, a classically trained musician, has performed for many years in a variety of bands–some of which have opened for international music acts. He has also performed as a lead guitar player in contemporary praise band. LeVie now performs his arrangements of sacred and traditional church music for the classical guitar to houses of worship everywhere.

“It’s All About HYMN” Takes Non-Confrontational Approach to “Worship Wars”

LeVie writes with a non-threatening voice but one that challenges people’s assumptions about worship music: “I wanted to take a different approach on the ‘worship wars’ issue from that of other authors–one that was non-confrontational yet firm in its arguments,” says LeVie. “It’s All About HYMN has dozens of hard-hitting questions that music leaders, church musicians, and congregations need to address when it comes to selecting the most appropriate and highest quality music for worship. Contemporary worship must consider replacing worship music selected by personal preference with music that passes the scrutiny of biblical guidance, spiritual discernment, and the application of accepted church music aesthetic criteria. The entertainment paradigm many contemporary churches have embraced falls far short of fulfilling the hallowed purpose of worship.”

LeVie now focuses his musical interest in the classical arena, having studied with some renowned classical guitarists and teachers such as Nicholas Ciraldo, Adam Holzman, and Matthew Hinsley. LeVie is a former NOAA oceanographer, geologist/geophysicist for Phillips Petroleum (now Conoco-Phillips), and has more than 20 years experience in marketing and communications with Motorola, Intel, and Marvell Semiconductor.

“It’s All About HYMN: Essays on Reclaiming Sacred and Traditional Music for Worship” is available now from http://www.allabouthymn.com and http://www.kingscrownpublishing.com. It will be in bookstores nationwide in September of this year. ISBN: 978-0-9814857-0-6; .99 retail; 288 pages; 13 chapters, 4 appendixes.

Kings Crown Publishing (KCP) of Austin, Texas, is a small private press that helps aspiring and current authors get their book projects published–from the writing/editing process, which includes cover design, to print production and delivered to the author. KCP maintains relationships with a variety of freelance graphic designers, editors, printers, indexers, proofreaders, and book publicists who work with authors pursuing self-publishing throughout the entire process to ensure the success of their book projects. KCP focuses primarily on book projects for the Christian market, and secondarily on book projects addressing job and career enhancement.

For more information, contact:

Kings Crown Publishing

4404 William Cannon Drive West, Suite P-216

Austin, Texas 78749

Visit the Kings Crown Publishing website (www.kingscrownpublishing.com) for an online media kit that includes photos and ready-to-use interviews, articles with Donn LeVie, Jr. See also the book website to continue the dialogue at www.allabouthymn.com.

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