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Hymnal Dedication at Presbyterian Church in Westfield

Hymnal Dedication at Presbyterian Church in Westfield

The Presbyterian Church in Westfield invites the community to special services on Saturday, February 1 and Sunday, February 2, 2014, to dedicate the new church hymnal. The Hymnal Dedication services will take place in the Chapel at the 5 p.m. service on Saturday and at the 8 a.m. service and at the 10 a.m. service in the Sanctuary at 140 Mountain Avenue.

Ed Alstrom, the Director of Music and Organist at the church explained the enthusiastic reaction to the book. “We have been using the new hymnal ‘Glory to God’ for almost a month now after Session’s unanimous vote to adopt it. The hymnal has been very well received, offering us not only many options for new hymns, but the inclusion of many old favorites omitted from the old hymnal.”

The hymnal features 853 musical selections with current songs “Open the Eyes of My Heart,” “In Remembrance”, “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace” and traditional hymns like “Rock of Ages” and “Be Still My Soul.”

On February 2 the congregation will get to sing more hymns than usual at both the 8 a.m. service in the Chapel and the 10 a.m. service in the Sanctuary.

Mr. Alstrom continued, “These services promise to provide a soul-stirring morning of joyful song by the Chancel Choir and the congregation in praise and thanksgiving to God for the many blessings we enjoy at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield.”

For more information about the church in general, visit the website at westfieldpc.org or call the church during business hours at 908-233-0301. For specific information about dedicating a hymnal in honor of a loved one, contact Mr. Alstrom at ealstrom@westfieldpc.org or the church administrator Lou Ann Kaplonski at lkaplonski@westfieldpc.org

Four services are scheduled weekly: Come as You Are Service in the Chapel on Saturdays at 5 p.m., Traditional service in the Chapel on Sundays at 8 a.m., the Contemporary service Wired4Worship in Westminster Hall on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and the Traditional Service in the Sanctuary on Sundays at 10 a.m.

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