National Hymnal Week
Many WELS congregations celebrated National Hymnal Week September 19-26. If your congregation missed it, resources are still available below.
It’s about more than a new hymnal. It’s about proclaiming the praise of the Lord our Savior in that eternal activity of God’s people called worship. National Hymnal Week provides our whole church body an opportunity to be refreshed in why we do what we do in worship from week to week, so that more and more thirsty souls may find relief and renewal in Jesus, our living water.
Order form templates are available for churches interested in submitting a group order to help members purchase personal hymnal copies. Contact Northwestern Publishing House to place your group orders by visiting www.nph.net or calling 800-662-6022.
This one-minute video promoting the hymn sing is available for download under Promotional Materials. Post it on your church website or social media to share details about your church’s participation in National Hymnal Week. Or, use it to encourage members to watch the video on their own.
National Hymnal Week - Getting Started
National Hymnal Week - Worship
National Hymnal Week - Promotional Materials
Download and post the hymn sing preview on your church website or social media to share details about your church's participation in National Hymnal Week.
Here's text that can be used with the preview:
WELS National Hymnal Week is coming soon. Here's a preview of the video hymn sing we're planning to use at our church on Sunday, September 19th, at 9:15 a.m. This hymn sing is one of a number of special things we're doing throughout that week to celebrate God's gift of worship.
Let the message about Christ dwell among you richly (Colossians 3:16).
Hymn Sing and Concert Videos
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to copyright restrictions, congregations that download the videos in order to avoid streaming failure MUST DELETE THE VIDEOS after use.
National Hymnal Week includes the option of various presentations and study packages. Some of these are video, some are suggested reading in advance of group discussion.