Blessing a New Hymnal

In the midst of this pandemic, when worship is disrupted and even more vital than ever, we want to mark a transition in our congregation.

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Song of Peace Prayer

Thank you for the gift of music, for melodies and harmonies, for voices of every pitch. Thank you for composers and poets, for instruments and

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Creation Care

I’m another in the long line of admirers. Eve and Adam admiring the garden, Abram staring, open-mouthed, at the stars, Elijah running through a beautiful

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The Whole Score

God breathes and the world answers in a symphony of faithfulness. Songs of services in chapels, halls and tabernacles, arias of councils and conferences and

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About Carol Penner

I am a Mennonite pastor currently teaching theology at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario. I’ve served congregations in Ontario and most recently, Alberta.

I love to write and to lead worship! If you are finding my writing helpful, I would love to hear from you! Feel free to use or adapt the material here, it is all written by me. If printing material, please credit “Copyright Carol Penner” (and say whether you modified it). If publishing, please contact me for permission. Contact me at

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