CPH Blog - Worship

  • Product of the Month: Lent Mosaics

    Product of the Month: Lent Mosaics

    Jacob Weber’s Lent Mosaics provides six new preludes on familiar hymns for the time of Lent. These settings ponder the Passion of our Lord through intricate and serious writing and will...

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  • Emmanuel Has Come—Even to Tired Church Musicians

    Emmanuel Has Come—Even to Tired Church Musicians

    As Christmas approaches, everything around us tells us to be merry and happy—and we should be as we rejoice at the remembrance of the birth of Christ. For us church musicians, though,...

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  • The Histories of Some of Your Favorite Christmas Hymns

    The Histories of Some of Your Favorite Christmas Hymns

    Did you know that one of the most famous Christmas hymns came about because a church’s organ broke just in time for Christmas Eve? Read on to learn about some of the season’s most...

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  • Product of the Month: Piano Prelude Series, Vol. 1

    Product of the Month: Piano Prelude Series, Vol. 1

     This month, we’re introducing a new series of hymn preludes written for pianists. Not only are these pieces great for use during worship services, but they can also be played at home...

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  • The Divine Service in Lutheran Service Book

    The Divine Service in Lutheran Service Book

    Lutherans believe that worship is an act of receiving God’s gifts. That’s why the worship service we use is called the Divine Service. It’s a time during which God comes to us through...

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  • Evening Hymns for the Close of the Church Year

    Evening Hymns for the Close of the Church Year

    Abide with me, fast falls the eventide.The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide.When other helpers fail and comforts flee,Help of the helpless, O abide with me.(“Abide with Me,” LSB...

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  • Five Simple Ways for Church Organists to Improve Their Playing

    Five Simple Ways for Church Organists to Improve Their Playing

    Between learning music for each week, leading rehearsals, teaching, and keeping up with regular life responsibilities, it can be hard for working church musicians to focus on their...

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  • Product of the Month: Carol of the Lamb

    Product of the Month: Carol of the Lamb

    The Old Testament is full of promises of a Savior, so what better way to celebrate Christmas than by looking at how those promises are fulfilled in the New Testament? “Carol of the...

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  • Reformation Hymns for Hope and Comfort on All Saints’ Day

    Reformation Hymns for Hope and Comfort on All Saints’ Day

    Sola Scriptura, sola gratia, sola fide, solus Christus. Scripture alone, grace alone, faith alone, Christ alone. This Reformation teaching is especially poignant on All Saints’ Day,...

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  • Prayer Hymns: One Immense Voice Raising Supplication to God

    Prayer Hymns: One Immense Voice Raising Supplication to God

    Have you ever attempted an extempore prayer? I know I have been in many situations in which someone calls upon me to offer a prayer, and I confess I don’t have many memorized beyond the...

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