Sunday Service Notes & Music

Jan 14, 2021

January 17, 2021


Prelude
TBD
                      
Opening Hymn
371 Thou, whose almighty word, Tune: Moscow

First Reading
1 Samuel 3:1-20

Sequence Hymn
536 Open your ears, O faithful people, vv. 1-2, Tune: Torah Song

Gospel
John 1:43-51

Offertory Solo
Beautiful City (from the musical Godspell, by Stephen Schwartz – Lou Bayard, soloist

Presentation Hymn
538 God of mercy, God of grace, Tune: Lucerna Laudoniae

Sanctus
WLP 853, John Karl Hirten

Fraction Anthem
WLP 868, John Karl Hirten

Music During Communion
Hymn 324 Let all mortal flesh keep silence, Tune Picardy                         

Closing Hymn
477 All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine, vv. 1-2, 5, Tune Engelberg

Postlude
TBD


January 10, 2021


Prelude
Minuet-Trio on Kings of Orient, Rebecca Groom Te Velde (b. 1956)
                      
Opening Hymn
117 Brightest and best of the stars of the morning, Tune: Morning Star

First Reading
Genesis 1:1-5

Gospel
Matthew 2:1-12

Offertory Hymn
128 We three Kings of Orient are, Tune: Three Kings of Orient

Sanctus
WLP 853, John Karl Hirten

Fraction Anthem
WLP 868, John Karl Hirten

Music During Communion
Coventry Carol, Traditional English Carol, setting by Martin Shaw – Lou Bayard, soloist
                                    
Closing Hymn
497 How bright appears the Morning Star, vv. 1 & 3, Tune Wie schön leuchtet

Postlude
Meditation on Wie schön leuchtet, David Bednall (b. 1979)


January 3, 2021


Prelude
Whence Is That Goodly Fragrance?, arr. Gilbert M. Martin
                      
Opening Hymn
98 Unto us a boy is born!, Tune: Puer nobis nascitur

First Reading
Ephesians 1:3-6,15-19a

Gospel
Matthew 2:13-15,19-23

Offertory Anthem
Huron Carol, French Carol, arr. Paul Halley – Virtual Chamber Ensemble

Presentation Hymn
104 A stable lamp is lighted, Tune: Andujar

Sanctus
S 124 From New Plainsong, David Hurd

Fraction Anthem
S 154 From New Plainsong, David Hurd  

Music During Communion
In Wintertime, Op. 103, Words by Betty Askwith, Music by Lennox – Virtual Chamber Ensemble
                                              
Closing Hymn
92 On this day earth shall ring, Tune Personet hodie

Postlude
Chorale Prelude on, Vom Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her’ (From heaven above to Earth I come), Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)


December 27, 2020


Prelude
Contemplation on St. Louis, Aaron David Miller (b. 1972)                        

Opening Hymn
107 Good Christian friends, rejoice, Tune: In dulci jubilo

Song of Praise
96 Angels we have heard on high, vv. 1 & 3, Tune: Gloria  

The First Lesson
The Creation by James Weldon Johnson (adapted)

Hymn After Lesson I
82 Of the Father’s love begotten, Tune: Divinum mysterium  

Gospel
Luke 1:26-38

The Second Lesson
Isaiah 7:10-15

Hymn After Lesson II
Angels, from the realms of glory, Tune: Regent Square    

The Third Lesson
Isaiah 9:2, 6–7  

Hymn After Lesson III
86 O Savior of our fallen race, Tune: Gonfalon Royal      

The Fourth Lesson
Luke 2:1–7

Solo After Lesson IV
Lo! How a Rose e’er blooming, Tune: Es ist ein Ros, arr. Mark Hayes; Charmian Crawford, soloist     

The Fifth Lesson
Luke 2:8–20

Hymn After Lesson V
LEVAS 26 Rise up, shepherd, and follow, African American Spiritual
    
The Sixth LessonJohn 1:1-18

Hymn After Lesson VI
92 On this day earth shall ring, Tune: Personet hodie 
   
Offertory Anthem
In Wintertime, Op. 103, Words by Betty Askwith, Music by Lennox Berkeley, Virtual Chamber Ensemble

Hymn After Lesson VI
111 Silent night, holy night, Tune: Stille Nacht 
              
Closing Hymn
109 The First Nowell, Tune: First Nowell  

Postlude
In dulci jubilo, arr. Dale Wood (1934-2003)


December 20, 2020


Prelude
Prelude on Picardy, setting by Craig Phillips (b. 1961)

Lighting the Altar and Wreath
Mode 4 melody, adapt. Bruce E. Ford
                             
Opening Hymn
54 Savior of the nations, come!, Tune: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

First Reading
Romans 16:25-27

Gospel
Luke 1:26-38

Dance
Mary and Gabriel: An Advent Dance (2016), Music by Jeff Kempskie, Conceived by Jessie Babcock, Claire Jones & Dustin Kimball, Courtesy of Bowen McCauley Dance 

Offertory Anthem
Mary’s Canticle, Leon C. Roberts

Presentation Hymn
56 O come, O come, Emmanuel, vv. 1,7, Tune: Veni, veni, Emmanuel

Sanctus
S 124 From New Plainsong, David Hurd

Fraction Anthem
S 154 From New Plainsong, David Hurd  

Music During Communion
Carol of the Advent, Words by Eleanor Farjeon , Besançon Carol Tune, arr. Philip R. Dietterich
                                              
Closing Hymn
LEVAS 14 Soon and Very Soon, Andrae Crouch  

Postlude
O Come, O come, Emmanuel, Veni, Emmanuel, arr. Marilyn Bier (b. 1959)     


December 13, 2020


Prelude
Prelude on Suo Gân, setting by James Biery  (b. 1956)

Lighting the Altar and Wreath
Mode 4 melody, adapt. Bruce E. Ford
                             
Opening Hymn
76 On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry, Tune: Winchester New

First Reading
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

Gospel
John 1:6-8,19-28

Offertory Anthem
E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come, Paul Manz

Presentation Hymn
56 O come, O come, Emmanuel, vv. 1,6, Tune: Veni, veni, Emmanuel

Sanctus
S 124 From New Plainsong, David Hurd

Fraction Anthem
S 154 From New Plainsong, David Hurd  

Music During Communion
O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (from Messiah), George Frideric Handel

Closing Hymn
 66 Come, thou long expected Jesus, Stuttgart     

Postlude
On Jordan’s Banks the Baptist’s Cry, Winchester New, arr. Malcolm Archer (b. 1952)         


December 6, 2020


Prelude
Prelude on Columcille Irish melody, setting by David Sims (b. 1983)

Lighting the Altar and Wreath
Mode 4 melody, adapt. Bruce E. Ford
                             
Opening Hymn
67 Comfort, comfort ye my people, Tune: Psalm 42

First Reading
2 Peter 3:8-15a

Sequence Hymn
LEVAS 6 Christ is coming: Prepare the way 

Gospel
Mark 1:1-8

Offertory Anthem
Drop Down Dew, O Heavens, Robert Twynham

Presentation Hymn
56 O come, O come, Emmanuel, vv. 3-4, Tune: Veni, veni, Emmanuel

Sanctus
S 124 From New Plainsong, David Hurd

Fraction Anthem
S 154 From New Plainsong, David Hurd  

Music During Communion
Wayfaring Stranger, Southern American Folksong, arr. Richard Walters    

Closing Hymn
65 Prepare the way, O Zion, Bereden vag for Herran

Postlude
The King Shall Come, Morning Song, setting by Edwin T. Childs (b. 1945)


November 29, 2020


Prelude
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645, (Wake up, the voice calls to us),  J.S. Bach  (1685-1750)

Lighting the Altar and Wreath
Mode 4 melody, adapt. Bruce E. Ford
                             
Opening Hymn
61 “Sleepers, wake!” A voice astounds us, Tune: Wachet auf

First Reading
1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Gospel
Mark 13:24-37

Offertory Anthem
My Lord What a Mornin’, Spiritual, arr. R Lee Gilliam

Presentation Hymn
56 O come, O come, Emmanuel, vv. 1-2, Tune: Veni, veni, Emmanuel

Sanctus
S 124 From New Plainsong, David Hurd

Fraction Anthem
S 154 From New Plainsong, David Hurd  

Music During Communion
640 Watchman, tell us of the night, vv. 1-2, Aberystwyth

Closing Hymn
68 Rejoice! rejoice, believers, Llangloffan

Postlude
In dir ist Freude, BWV 615, J.S. Bach


November 22, 2020


Prelude
Voluntary III: Slow, Allegro, Largo, Fugue, George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
                             
Opening Hymn
494 Crown him with many crowns, vv. 1, 3, 5, Tune: Diademata

Song of Praise
LEVAS 243 Glory to God, from Mass for Grace, Carl Haywood

First Reading
Ephesians 1:15-23

Gospel Acclamation
EOW 120 Alleluia, South African, arr. Gobingca Mxadana

Gospel
Matthew 25:31-46

Offertory Anthem
God is seen, Captain Kidd, arr. Alice Parker – Virtual Chancel Choir

Presentation Hymn
382 King of glory, King of peace, Tune: General Seminary
       
Sanctus
LEVAS 255 From A Mass for a Soulful People, Grayson Warren Brown

Fraction Anthem
LEVAS 270 Lamb of God, Marjorie Landsmark-DeLewis

Music During Communion
Let all the world in every corner sing, Words by George Herbert, Music by Calvin Hampton – Katherine Buchanan, soloist 

Closing Hymn
LEVAS 14 Soon and Very Soon, Andrae Crouch

Postlude
From Concerto Grosso, Op. 6 No. 8, Vivace, Grave, Allegro, Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)


November 15, 2020


Prelude
II. Sehr langsam from Sonata I, Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)

Opening Hymn
9 Awake, awake to love and work, vv. 3-6, Tune: Morning Song

Song of Praise
LEVAS 243 Glory to God, from Mass for Grace, Carl Haywood

First Reading
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Gospel Acclamation
EOW 120 Alleluia, South African, arr. Gobingca Mxadana

Gospel
Matthew 25:14-30

Offertory Solo
How Firm a Foundation, Early American Melody, arr. Richard Walters – Katherine Buchanan, soloist

Presentation Hymn
541 Come, labor on, vv. 1-3, 5, Tune: Ora Labora

Sanctus
LEVAS 255 From A Mass for a Soulful People, Grayson Warren Brown

Fraction Anthem
LEVAS 270 Lamb of God, Marjorie Landsmark-DeLewis

Music During Communion
Garden Hymn, Traditional, arr. by Alice Parker & Robert Shaw – Virtual Chancel Choir; Aaron Tucker, soloist

Closing Hymn
721 Sings of ending all around us, Tune: Ton-y-Botel

Postlude
Toccata, Op. 59, Max Reger (1873-1916)


November 8, 2020


Prelude
Prelude on Kremser, Matthew H. Corl (b. 1965)

Opening Hymn
436 Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates, vv. 1-3, 5, Tune: Truro

Song of Praise
LEVAS 243 Glory to God, from Mass for Grace, Carl Haywood

First Reading
1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18

Gospel Acclamation
EOW 120 Alleluia, South African, arr. Gobingca Mxadana

Gospel
Matthew 25:1-13

Offertory Anthem
Sound Over All Waters, Words by John Greenleaf Whittier, Music by Paul Halley – Marika Klein, soloist; Virtual Chancel Choir

Presentation Hymn
We Would Be One, Tune: Finlandia

Sanctus
LEVAS 255 From A Mass for a Soulful People, Grayson Warren Brown

Fraction Anthem
LEVAS 270 Lamb of God, Marjorie Landsmark-DeLewis

Music During Communion
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free, Words and Music by Billy Taylor & Dick Dallas – Katherine Buchanan, soloist

Closing Hymn
Lift Every Voice and Sing, Words by James Weldon Johnson, Music by J. Rosamond Johnson

Postlude
Pavane, Op. 50, Gabriel Fauré, arr. Robert Husson


November 1, 2020


Prelude
Elegy, C. Hubert Parry (1848-1918)

Opening Hymn
287 For all the saints, who from their labors rest, vv. 1-4, Tune: Sine Nomine

Song of Praise
LEVAS 243 Glory to God, from Mass for Grace, Carl Haywood

First Reading
1 John 3:1-3

Gospel Acclamation
EOW 120 Alleluia, South African, arr. Gobingca Mxadana

Gospel
Matthew 5: 1-12, The Message

Offertory Anthem
Hear My Prayer, Felix Mendelssohn – Logan Clark, soloist; Virtual Chancel Choir

Presentation Hymn
620 Jerusalem, my happy home, Tune: Land of Rest

Sanctus
LEVAS 255 From A Mass for a Soulful People, Grayson Warren Brown

Fraction Anthem
LEVAS 270 Lamb of God, Marjorie Landsmark-DeLewis

Music During Communion
Pie Jesu, Gabriel Faure – Katherine Buchanan, soloist

Closing Hymn
618 Ye watchers and ye holy ones, Tune: Lasst uns erfreuen

Postlude
Praise the Almighty, My Soul Adore Him, setting by Flor Peeters (1903-1986)


October 25, 2020


Prelude
Hymn to Joy, Tune by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Arranged by Albert L. Travis

Opening Hymn
376 Joyful, joyful, we adore thee, Tune: Hymn to Joy

Song of Praise
LEVAS 243 Glory to God, from Mass for Grace, Carl Haywood

First Reading
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

Gospel Acclamation
EOW 120 Alleluia, South African, arr. Gobingca Mxadana

Gospel
Matthew 22:34-46

Offertory Solo
Here I Am, Lord, Daniel L. Schutte, arr. Craig Courtney – Katherine Buchanan, soloist

Presentation Hymn
593 Lord, make us servants of your peace, Tune: Dickinson College

Sanctus
LEVAS 255 From A Mass for a Soulful People, Grayson Warren Brown

Fraction Anthem
LEVAS 270 Lamb of God, Marjorie Landsmark-DeLewis

Music During Communion
Sicut Cervus, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594) – Virtual Chamber Ensemble

Closing Hymn
688 A mighty fortress is our God, Tune: Ein feste Burg

Postlude
Festival Finale, Malcolm Archer (b. 1952)


October 18, 2020


Prelude
Invention No. 1 in C major, BWV 784, J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Opening Hymn
377 All people that on earth do dwell, vv. 1-4, Tune: Old 100th

Song of Praise
LEVAS 243 Glory to God, from Mass for Grace, Carl Haywood

First Reading
Isaiah 45:1-7

Gospel Acclamation
EOW 120 Alleluia, South African, arr. Gobingca Mxadana

Gospel
Matthew 22:15-22

Offertory Anthem
Jesu, joy of man’s desiring, J.S. Bach – Katherine Buchanan, soloist

Presentation Hymn
573 Father eternal, Ruler of creation, vv.1-3, Tune: Langham

Sanctus
LEVAS 255 From A Mass for a Soulful People, Grayson Warren Brown

Fraction Anthem
LEVAS 270 Lamb of God, Marjorie Landsmark-DeLewis

Music During Communion
Hymn 488 Be thou my vision, Tune: Slane

Closing Hymn
655 O Jesus I have promised, Tune: Nyland

Postlude
Invention No. 13 in A minor, BWV 784, J.S. Bach

 



October 11, 2020


Prelude
Andante Cantabile, from Quartet, Op. 11, Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
– Kevin Pearl, oboe

Opening Hymn
51 We the Lord’s people, heart and voice uniting, Tune: Decatur Place

Song of Praise
LEVAS 243 Glory to God, from Mass for Grace, Carl Haywood

First Reading
Philippians 4:1-9

Gospel Acclamation
EOW 120 Alleluia, South African, arr. Gobingca Mxadana

Gospel
Matthew 22:1-14

Offertory Anthem
The Lord is my shepherd, from Requiem, John Rutter
– Kevin Pearl, oboe; Virtual Chancel Choir

Presentation Hymn
556 Rejoice, ye pure in heart! vv. 1-5 , Tune: Marion

Sanctus
LEVAS 255 From A Mass for a Soulful People, Grayson Warren Brown

Fraction Anthem
LEVAS 270 Lamb of God, Marjorie Landsmark-DeLewis

Music During Communion
How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings, Words from Psalm 54, Music by Samuel Liddle
– Marjorie Coombs Wellman, soloist

Closing Hymn
WLP 763 As we gather at your table, Tune: Raquel

Postlude
Trio No. 2, Op. 49, Joseph Rheinberger (1839-1901)

 


October 4, 2020

To be updated soon…


September 27, 2020

To be updated soon…


September 20, 2020

Prelude
Méditation, Gabriel Dupont (1878-1914)

Opening Hymn
410 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven, Tune: Lauda anima

Song of Praise
LEVAS 243 Glory to God, from Mass for Grace, Carl Haywood

First Reading
Philippians 1:21-30

Gospel Acclamation
EOW 120 Alleluia, South African, arr. Gobingca Mxadana

Gospel
Matthew 20:1-16

Offertory Solo
Dwell Thou In Me, Marian Wood Chaplin – Marjorie Coombs Wellman, soloist

Presentation Hymn
541 Come, labor on, Tune: Ora labora

Sanctus
LEVAS 255 From A Mass for a Soulful People, Grayson Warren Brown

Fraction Anthem
LEVAS 270 Lamb of God, Marjorie Landsmark-DeLewis

Music During Communion
Hymn 659 O Master, let me walk with thee, Tune: de Tar

Closing Hymn
527 Singing songs of expectation,Tune: Ton-y-Botel

Postlude
Paean Philip Moore (b. 1943)

 


September 13, 2020


Prelude
From Sonata d’Intavolatura, Op. 1: All’Elevazione No. 1 & Al Post Communio, Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726)

Opening Hymn
390 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, Tune: Lobe den Herren

Song of Praise
LEVAS 243 Glory to God, from Mass for Grace, Carl Haywood

First Reading
Genesis 50:15-21

Gospel Acclamation
EOW 120 Alleluia, South African, arr. Gobingca Mxadana

Gospel
Matthew 18:21-35

Offertory Anthem
Grant Peace, We Pray, Felix Mendelssohn, arr. Carl Schalk – Virtual Chancel Choir

Presentation Hymn
411 O bless the Lord, my soul!, Tune: St. Thomas

Sanctus
LEVAS 255 From A Mass for a Soulful People, Grayson Warren Brown

Fraction Anthem
LEVAS 270 Lamb of God, Marjorie Landsmark-DeLewis

Music During Communion
Sheep May Safely Graze, Johann Sebastian Bach – Marjorie Coombs Wellman, soloist

Closing Hymn
347 Go forth for God; go to the world in peace,Tune: Litton

Postlude
Fantasia in G Major, BWV 572 “Pièce d’orgue,” J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

 


September 6, 2020


Prelude
Father, we thank thee who hast planted, Tune: Rendez à Dieu, arr. Emma Lou Diemer (b. 1927)

Opening Hymn
546 Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve, Tune: Siroë

First Reading
Romans 13:8-14

Psalm 119:33-40

Gospel
Matthew 18:15-20

Offertory Solo
Mein gläubiges Herze (My faithful Heart), Johann Sebastian Bach – Marjorie Coombs Wellman, soloist

Presentation Hymn
302 Father, we thank thee who hast planted, Tune: Rendez à Dieu

Sanctus
S 125 From A Community Mass; Richard Proulx

Fraction Anthem
WLP 866 Owen Burdick

Music During Communion
It Is Well With My Soul, Philip P. Bliss, arr. Randa Kirshbaum – Susanne Allen, soloist

Closing Hymn
610 Lord, whose love through humble service,Tune: Blaenhafren

Postlude
Prelude & Fugue in D minor, BWV 554, J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

 


August 23, 2020


Prelude
Sonata in A major, Wq 70/1, H 133: Allegro, C.P.E. Bach

Opening Hymn
427 When morning gilds the skies, Tune: Laudes Domini

First Reading
Romans 12:1-8

Psalm 138

Gospel
Matthew 16:13-20 (from the International Children’s Bible)

Offertory Solo
A Simple Song (from Mass), Leonard Bernstein – Marjorie Coombs Wellman, soloist

Presentation Hymn
291 We plow the fields, and scatter, Tune: Wir pflugen

Sanctus
S 125 From A Community Mass; Richard Proulx

Fraction Anthem
WLP 866 Owen Burdick

Music During Communion
Hymn 513 Like the murmur of the dove’s song, Tune: Bridegroom

Closing Hymn
523 Glorious things of thee are spoken, Tune: Abbot’s Leigh

Postlude
Sonata in A major, Wq 70/1, H 133: Allegretto, C.P.E. Bach

 



August 16, 2020


Prelude
Cantilène réligiesuse, Théodore Dubois  (1837-1924)

Opening Hymn
408 Sing praise to God who reigns above, Tune: Mit Freuden zart

First Reading
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32

Psalm 67

Gospel
Matthew 15:21-28

Offertory Solo
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Traditional Spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan – Charmian Crawford, soloist

Presentation Hymn
51 We the Lord’s people, heart and voice uniting, Tune: Decatur Place

Sanctus
S 125 From A Community Mass; Richard Proulx

Fraction Anthem
WLP 866 Owen Burdick

Music During Communion
Panis Angelicus, César Franck – Charmian Crawford, soloist

Closing Hymn
544 Jesus shall reign where’er the sun, Tune: Duke Street

Postlude
Sortie, Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)


August 09, 2020


Prelude
Voluntary in A minor, William Boyce (1710-1779)

Opening Hymn
435 At the name of Jesus, Tune: King’s Weston

First Reading
Romans 10:5-15

Psalm 85:8-13

Gospel
Matthew 14:22-23

Offertory Solo
Climbin’ Up the Mountain, Spiritual, arr. Patsy Ford Simms – Charmian Crawford, soloist

Presentation Hymn
637 How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, Tune: Lyons

Sanctus
S 125 From A Community Mass; Richard Proulx

Fraction Anthem
WLP 866 Owen Burdick

Music During Communion
LEVAS 106 Take My Hand, Precious Lord, Thomas A. Dorsey

Closing Hymn
680 O God, our help in ages past, Tune: St. Anne

Postlude
Fugue in F minor, Charles Burney (1726-1814)