Sunday, April 24, 2016

Easter 6 – May 1, 2016

  • Organ: Concerto in E Minor, RV 550, III. Adagio - Allegro – Antonio Vivaldi (1678- 1741), transcribed for keyboard by Kees Schoonenbeck
  • Opening Hymn: 363 My Soul Proclaims Your Glory, Lord
  • Psalm: 67
  • Gospel Alleluia: 709 (Palestrina)
All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Choir: If you love me, you will keep my word, and my Father will love you, and we will come to you.
All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
  • Offertory Hymn: 334 Holy God, We Praise Your Name
  • Anthem: Come, Ye Faithful – R. S. Thatcher
Come, ye faithful, raise the strain of triumphant gladness;
God hath brought His Israel into joy from sadness;
'Tis the Spring of Souls today, Christ hath burst His prison,
And from three days sleep in death, As a Sun hath risen. 
Now the Queen of seasons, bright with the day of splendour,
With the royal feast of feasts, comes its joy to render;
Comes to glad Jerusalem, who with true affection
Welcomes in unwearied strains Jesu's Resurrection. 
Neither might the gates of death, nor the tomb's dark portal,
Nor the watchers, nor the seal, hold Thee as a mortal;
But today amidst the twelve Thou didst stand, bestowing
That Thy peace which evermore passeth human knowing.
- St. John Damascene, tr. J. M. Neale
  • Hymn during Communion: 222 All Shall Be Well
  • Closing Hymn: 212 Alleluia! The Strife Is O'er
  • Organ: Toccata (in memory of Gerald Bales) – Ruth Watson Henderson (1932-)
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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Easter 5 – April 24, 2016

  • Organ: Herzlich tut mich erfreuen (My faithful heart rejoices) – Johannes Brahms (1833- 1897)
  • Opening Hymn: 207 At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing
  • Psalm: 148
  • Gospel Alleluia: 709 (Palestrina) All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! Choir: A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another as I have loved you. All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
  • Offertory Hymn: 216 Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem
  • Anthem: Sing Now, Rejoice Now – Polish Easter Carol, arranged by Mary E. Caldwell (1909-2003)
Sing now, rejoice now, lift voices in song,
Sing, for the Christ is arisen!
Gone is the sadness that held us so long;
Sing alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
See how the stone is now rolled away,
Casting out darkness for ever.
Ring out, O bells, ring with glad Easter joy;
Ring, for the Christ is arisen!
Ev'ry glad cadence and echo employ;
Ring alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Gone is the shadow of cross and grave;
Banished for ever our sorrow.
Joyful, triumphant, now dawns Easter day;
Sing, for our Lord is arisen!
Christ comes to dwell in our hearts for alway;
Sing and rejoice, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
-Mary E. Caldwell
  • Hymn during Communion: 226 Through the Red Sea Brought at Last
  • Closing Hymn: 225 Come Away to the Skies
  • Organ: Prelude in G Major, BWV 541 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Easter 4 – April 17, 2016

  • Organ: Prelude in E Major, Op. 99, No. 1 – Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
  • Opening Hymn: 223 Christ Is Risen
  • Psalm: 23
  • Gospel Alleluia: 709 (Palestrina) All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! Choir: I am the good shepherd, says the Lord: I know my own and my own know me. All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
  • Offertory Hymn: 586 Rise Up, O Saints of God
  • Anthem: Awake, My Heart, with Gladness! – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Awake, my heart, with gladness!
Behold a wond'rous sight!
No more the dark of sadness:
Now shines a glorious light!
Our Saviour with great gloom
Was laid within the tomb,
But conqu'ring death and pain,
Behold him ris'n again!
Rise up and tell the story,
How death was made to yield.
Now with a hero's glory,
Our Saviour stands revealed.
Declare it far and wide
This joyful Eastertide:
He fought with death and pain,
And conqu'ring, rose again! -Laurence H. Davies
  • Hymn during Communion: 219 The Glory of Our King Was Seen
  • Closing Hymn: 217 Christ the Lord is Risen Again
  • Organ: Prelude in E Flat Major, Op. 99, No. 3 – Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Easter 3 – April 10, 2016

  •  Organ: Menuet Gothique (from Suite Gothique, Op. 25) - Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)
  • Opening Hymn: 239 Jesus Lives! Thy Terrors Now
  • Psalm: 30
  • Gospel Alleluia: 709 (Palestrina)
All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!Choir: Lord Jesus, open to us the scriptures; make our hearts burn within us while you speak. All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
  • Offertory Hymn: 224 Awake, Arise, Lift Up Your Voice
  • Anthem: Alleluia – Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
  • Hymn during Communion: 238 God's Love Bursts into Bloom
  • Closing Hymn: 220 Christ Is Risen, Christ Is Risen
  • Organ: Toccata (from Suite Gothique, Op. 25) - Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)

Easter 2 – April 3, 2016

  • Opening Hymn: 231 That Eastertide with Joy Was Bright
  • Psalm 150
  • Gospel Alleluia: 709 (Palestrina)
All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! Choir: Have you believed, Thomas, because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe. All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
  • Offertory Hymn: 373 This Is the Day the Lord Hath Made
  • Anthem: In Joseph's Lovely Garden – Traditional Spanish Tune, arranged by Clarence Dickinson (1873-1969)
In Joseph's lovely garden, the Lord Christ's tomb was made,
And there His broken body to rest was gently laid.
A great rock strongly sealed it, that Death might have full sway;
But God sent down His angel to roll the stone away.
When dawn was faintly breaking across the garden fair,
Three women entered weeping, bearing spices rare.
Then spake the guardian angel, in shining raiment bright,
He whom ye seek is risen, and Death is vanquished quite!
O angel of the garden, descend to us today,
And comfort all our sadness, and drive death's fear away.
We all are sorrow-laden; speak to our hearts, we pray,
“He whom ye love is risen, and lives with Christ alway!”
O Jesus, blest Redeemer, all praise to Thee we bring;
No power of death could hold Thee, our Saviour, Lord, and King!
As Thou hast ris'n all glorious, may we one day arise,
O'er sin and death victorious, in Thy blest Paradise.
-Helen A. Dickinson
  • Hymn during Communion: 241 Christians, to the Paschal Victim
  • Closing Hymn: 211 Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing
  • Organ: March on Easter Themes (“The Strife is O'er” and “Easter Hymn”) – Mark Andrews (1875-1939)