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Journeying to the Light: A Pilgrimage of Prayer and Praise

An evening worship service from the 2015 Calvin Symposium on Worship focusing on Psalms 15-24.


Entrance: Longing for Holiness
This section is led by Princeton Seminary Choir from Princeton, New Jersey. The readers are Christina Ong and Colleen Toole. They are led by Martin Tel, director, Michael Gittens and William D. Carter III, accompanists, and William Heard, soloist.

Resting in God’s Presence
The scripture reading is led by members of Thornapple Covenant Church here in Grand Rapids: Elise Hartmann, Bob Kingma, Ashlyn Korpak, Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence, and Casey McIntosh. Music is led by Jorge Lockward, from the New York office of the General Board of Global Ministries for the United Methodist Church, by West Michigan high school string players who have met today to form an honors orchestra led by Calvin faculty members John Varineau and David Reimer. They are joined by soprano Awet Andemicael from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, CICW accompanist Norma de Waal Malefyt, and Calvin College student, Kelsey Stark, oboe.

Cry for Help
The scripture reading is led by CICW staff members Kristen Verhulst and María Cornou. The music is led by David Bailey and the Urban Doxology band from Richmond, Virginia, and Tom Jennings from Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York.

Victory and Vindication
The scripture reading is led by current and former CICW staff members Anne Zaki (Cairo, Egypt), Eric Sarwar (Karachi, Pakistan, currently studying at Calvin Seminary), and Kai Ton Chau (Grand Rapids). The prayer is led by Anne Zaki. The music in this section is led by Eric Sarwar, with supporting musicians from Church of the Servant in Grand Rapids: Greg Scheer, Erin De Young, Maria Poppen, Susan Cleveland, as well as by the orchestra.

The Light of Creation, The Light of the Law
The scripture reading is led by members of Thornapple Covenant Church. The music is led by the orchestra, joined by Awet Andemicael and James Buswell, concert violinist who taught for many years at the New England Conservatory of Music, as well as by a student-led choir from the Korean Student Association at Calvin College.

Reflections on Psalms 15-24