An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

We Sing of God: A Hymnal for Children

This hymnal, edited by Robert N. Roth and Nancy L. Roth, consists of 108 hymns or selections of service music from The Hymnal 1982 which were chosen with children's understanding of texts and their vocal abilities in mind. A Teacher's Guide, also edited by the Roths, provides commentaries, teaching ideas, and simplified accompaniments. It includes a Christmas pageant which makes use of a number of hymns. Keyed to this hymnal is another volume by the Roths, entitled Rudiments of Music Worksheets, which has worksheets for children. All the volumes were published by Church Hymnal Corporation in 1989. A cassette recording of twenty-eight of these selections is also available. It is a recording by a choir of boys and girls from St. Paul's Church, Akron, Ohio. This book is unique among hymn collections for children because it introduces children to texts and tunes from the church's official hymnal rather than to texts and tunes which they will soon outgrow. West Missouri, Diocese of. The 1889 General Convention divided the Diocese of Missouri. The primary convention of the new diocese met at Grace Church, Kansas City, on June 3-4, 1890. It chose the name Diocese of West Missouri. It includes the following counties: Andrew, Atchison, Barry, Barton, Bates, Benton, Buchanan, Caldwell, Camden, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Chariton, Christian, Clay, Clinton, Cooper, Dade, Dallas, Davies, DeKalb, Douglass, Gentry, Greene, Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Hickory, Holt, Howard, Howell, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Laclede, Lafayette, Lawrence, Linn, Livingston, McDonald, Mercer, Moniteau, Morgan, Newton, Nodaway, Ozark, Pettis, Platte, Polk, Putnam, Ray, St. Clair, Saline, Stone, Sullivan, Taney, Vernon, Webster, Worth, and Wright. On June 17, 1904, the name was changed to the Diocese of Kansas City, and on May 13, 1914, it was changed back to the Diocese of West Missouri. On May 15, 1935, Grace and Holy Trinity Parish, Kansas City, became Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral.

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