The Session’s Worship Committee appointed a mixed-gender and age-diverse committee of Westminster music lovers in the summer of 2013 to do an intensive 10-month study of the new Presbyterian hymnal, Glory to God. After developing criteria for what was most important in a hymnal, they reviewed all 853 hymns in the new volume.
More than 65% of the hymns from our current blue hymnal (published in 1990) were carried forward to the new, and those not retained had not been widely used. After much thought, discussion (and signing!), WPC’s Hymnal Committee brought their recommendation to purchase the Glory to God to the Worship Committee and the Session this past summer, where it was unanimously approved.
How to Donate Toward the Hymnals
The new hymnals will arrive early this year. Each will cost $25 and may be given in honor, memory, or celebration of a person or group, which will be indicated on a bookplate on the hymnal’s inside cover. Visit www.bit.ly/wpcGtoG to donate online or download a donation form and return it to the church office with check or cash.