Psalm Plunge 2013-14
Psalm Plunge

October 18-19, 2013: Our first plunge into the Psalms included a Friday night dinner, lecture on Celtic Psalms from Kiran Wimberly (Princeton Theological Seminary ThM student and Folk Musician) and a study of the Psalms together. On Saturday morning, we split into workshops to create worship elements – art, songs, and liturgies – based on the Psalms to be used in our worship.

January 24-25,2014: Our second plunge included a Friday night dinner and lecture from Martin Tel (Chaplin for Worship Music at Princeton) about the history of the Psalms in worship. On Saturday morning spent more time writing music together and creatively using our voices and bodies to express the psalms in worship.

March 21-22, 2014: Our third plunge was an overnight retreat immersed in the Psalms which included a discussion with Pastors Seth and Stephanie on the question: “What is the theology of RCHP?,” a morning prayer walk, and multiple art/music creative reflections on the Psalms.

May 16, 2014: Our final event was a Psalm Plunge Celebration and Musician Appreciation Dinner to celebrate the wonderful year of creativity we experienced together and to recognize all the hard work that went into the creative process. We heard the music written at the plunges, enjoyed a gallery displaying the art created at the plunges, and reflected on our year spent together with the Psalms and with each other.

We are thankful for the gift of this program, made possible through a Worship Renewal Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, MI, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.

 Reformed Gallery of Highland Park

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Easter Labyrinth 2013

Oh! Ah! Noah!, May 2011

noah's arkPacked with theological reflections born from the Noah’s Ark story explored through 10 community workshops, told in ways that are sometimes poignant and sometimes silly (as is faith!), this performance was a hit! All proceeds from the performance went to support Heifer International, and enough money was raised to purchase what Heifer calls an “Ark,” a whole bunch of animals that would be distributed to poor, agricultural based families, worldwide.

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We are thankful for the gift of this program, made possible through a Worship Renewal Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, MI, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.