Change Your Church, O God, to Be

Author: John A. Dalles

Born: Sep­tem­ber 13, 1954, Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia. A lifelong Pres­by­ter­i­an, John Dalles has lived in Pitts­burgh, Coates­ville, Lan­cas­ter, and State Coll­ege, Penn­syl­van­ia; and South Bend, In­di­a­na. He re­ceived the Ba­che­lor of Sci­ence in Ar­chi­tect­ure from Penn­syl­van­ia State in 1976. While en­gaged in a se­mes­ter abroad in Pet­worth, Eng­land, he sensed a call to the min­is­try. An ar­chi­tect­ur­al de­sign­er be­fore di­vin­i­ty stu­dies, he re­ceived the Mas­ter of Di­vin­ity from Lan­cas­ter The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­a­ry in 1982. Dur­ing sem­in­a­ry, he served as a re­source con­sult­ant for the orig­in­al Par­ish Re­source Cen­ter in L… Go to person page >

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First Line: Change your church, O God to be
Title: Change Your Church, O God, to Be
Author: John A. Dalles (1992)
Meter: D
Language: English
Notes: Change Your Church, O God, to Be was written in Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania] in 1992, based on the thought from the motto of the Presbyterian Church (USA): The Latin slogan, Ecclesia reformata, semper reformanda (The church reformed and always to be reformed). It was used in a renewal worship service at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh...(which I served for a decade as associate pastor) for the first time in 1992. John Dalles
Copyright: © 1992 John A. Dalles. Used by permission.



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