Current WorshipSongs Promotion

Our online catalog lets you read all about our newest releases as well as listen to them by clicking the “Open Playlist” link. When scrolling through the new releases click the “ScorePlay” icons to see the actual score and hear it play. 2018 Fall & Christmas 2018 Spring, Lent & Easter Past Issues: 2017 Fall, Advent…

LETTING GO AND MOVING ON

  This month, my sister and I began renting an apartment together in Fort Collins, Colorado. Beyond the practical aspects and challenges of moving, we both have learned a great deal from this operation in domestic transition. How can two people have accumulated this much stuff in just a few short years? Where did all…

HOW TO INTRODUCE A NEW HYMN… and keep your job

I have often found it funny that out of the 700 hymns we have in our hymnbook, our congregation only sings around 100 of them. However, I don’t think we are unusual. In fact, I would be willing to bet your congregation is similar to mine. As music directors, we often shy away from hymns…

NEW PROGRAMMING – SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE

I have spent this past year in a new position as a Fine Arts Manager for the Kroc Center in Omaha, Nebraska. This has been a huge challenge and has forced me to think outside of the box. I want to share with you a summer program that was one of the new things we…

Sing New Songs! (Not a Suggestion)

I opened my Bible app one day while traveling (one of the beautiful things about technology – a Bible, concordance, and study notes all on the same small, hand-held device as my phone, camera, map, computer, to-do-list, music library…. you get the idea). As I opened the app, the Bible Verse of the Day popped…

CHILDREN’S MUSIC FOR FALL/CHRISTMAS 2018!

Summer is the perfect time to choose Fall and Christmas repertoire for your children’s choirs! With an outstanding selection of new products – along with a treasure chest of catalog classics – Shawnee Press has everything you need to nurture the musical and spiritual growth of your singers to last a lifetime.   Be sure…

Sing to the Lord an Old Song???

In a time when it seems every worship leader in America has personally taken the exhortation to “Sing to the Lord a new song” by writing another modern worship song every single day, I often find myself drawn to the old, rather than the new. Now this desire of mine to zig when everyone else…

Modern Gadgets

For this issue of Curiosity Corner, we asked our writers to name three gadgets or inventions that have been useful to their lives. KEVIN BOESIGER iPad – I have been using my iPad for all my scores for the past 5-6 years and I LOVE IT! I use it for worship, for accompaning and even used…

CREATING A SUMMER ARTS CAMP

Summer is a great time to host a Summer Arts Camp at your church. There’s not a prescribed formula for the ‘hows, whens, and whys; it’s completely up to you and your unique set of circumstances. For many, the Summer Arts Camp is a great way to keep children participating in the arts while taking…

SING TO THE LORD A NEW SONG!

Singing is mentioned throughout the Bible as a way to praise God. Singing “a new song” occurs at least seven times in the Old Testament, and twice in the book of Revelation. I love old hymns (as well as the oldies and classic rock on the radio), but for those of us who are writers,…

CONTEMPORARY QUALITY

I have been a Director of Music for multiple different clergy and countless different leaders of the church councils. My leadership has always been in main line, traditional, Protestant churches. At some point in a senior pastors tenure or a council leaders time, they decide that we must have a “contemporary” worship service. I always…

Cindy Berry

Our Composer of the Month is Cindy Berry. Cindy is a composer and arranger of numerous sacred choral works, children’s musicals and piano collections.  Her goal as a musician is to always present her music as an offering of worship to God.   WHAT WAS THE MUSIC OF YOUR YOUTH? Hmmm. . . that was a…