Sunday, April 23, 2017

Easter 3 - Sunday, April 30, 2017

Service Music: Taizé (led by Fiona Strachan)
  • Alleluia 7
  • The Lord is risen
  • Be not afraid
  • Bless the Lord
  • The Lord is my light
  • This is the day
  • In the Lord
  • Kyrie Eleison 13
  • My Peace
  • Ubi Caritas

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter 2 - Sunday, April 23, 2017

Service Music: Merbecke
  • Organ: Variations on “Herr Jesus hat ein Gärtchen” (King Jesus Hath a Garden), Op. 39, No. 10 - Flor Peeters (1903-1986)
  • Opening Hymn: 231 That Eastertide with Joy Was Bright
  • Psalm 16
  • Gradual Hymn: 223 Christ Is Risen
  • Offertory Hymn: 207 At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
  • Anthem: For the Beauty of the Earth – Andrew Carter
For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies:
Father, unto thee we raise
This our joyful hymn of praise.

For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon and stars of light:
Father, unto thee we raise
This our joyful hymn of praise.

For the joy of ear and eye,
For the heart and brain’s delight,
For the mystic harmony
Linking sense to sound and sight:
Father, unto thee we raise
This our joyful hymn of praise.

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild:
Father unto thee we raise
This our joyful hymn of praise.

For each perfect gift of thine
To our race so freely giv’n,
Graces human and divine,
Flow’rs of earth and buds of heav’n:
Father unto thee we raise
This our joyful hymn of praise.

    - Text by Folliott Sandford Pierpoint (1837-1917)
  • Communion Hymn: 240 Retell What Christ’s Great Love Has Done
  • Children’s Hymn
  • Closing Hymn: 211 Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing
  • Organ: Toccata in E Minor – Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Day - Sunday, April 16, 2017

Service Music: Merbecke
  • Prelude: 
  • 1. The Queen’s Dolour, Z. 670 – Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    (Matthew Benenson, trumpet; Konrad Harley, organ)
    2. Old Easter Melody (O filii et filiae) with Variations for Organ – John E. West (1863- 1929)
  • Opening Hymn: 203 Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
  • Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
  • Gradual Hymn: 237 Now the Green Blade Rises
  • Offertory Hymn: 206 Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
  • Anthem: Awake the Trumpet’s Lofty Sound (from Samson, HWV 57) – G. F. Handel (1685-1759), arr. Patrick M. Liebergen
Awake the trumpet’s lofty sound!
We hail this joyful day for God is crowned!
Come forth to hear the mighty praise resound!

   -  (with Matthew Benenson, trumpet)
      Words by John Milton and Patrick M. Liebergen
  • Communion Hymn: 229 Who Is There on This Easter Morning
  • Communion Motet: Christ Is Arisen – Antonio Lotti (1667-1740)
“Christ is arisen!” Angelic choirs are singing,
Are singing “Alleluia!”
Through all the world hosannas are ringing. Alleluia, alleluia!
Christ is risen, Christ is risen. Alleluia, alleluia!
Lord Jesu, may we rise with thee! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
On high he reigneth in majesty supernal; O sing ye “Alleluia!”
All men may share that glory eternal. Alleluia, alleluia!
Christ is risen, Christ is risen. Alleluia, alleluia!
Lord Jesu, may we rise with thee! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

    - (English Text by John Cozens)
  • Closing Hymn: 210 Yours Be the Glory, Risen, Conquering Son
  • Postlude: “Wie will ich mich freuen” (My spirit be joyful), from Cantata No. 146 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750), arr. for trumpet and organ by Michel Rondeau (Matthew Benenson, trumpet; Konrad Harley, organ)

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Good Friday (Stations of the Cross) - Friday, April 14, 2017

  • Anthem: Ave Verum – Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Ave verum corpus natum de Maria Virgine.
Vere passum immolatum in cruce pro homine.
Cujus latus perforatum unda fluxit cum sanguine.
Esto nobis praegustatum in mortis examine.
Amen. 
English translation:
Hail, true body, born of the Virgin Mary,
Who truly suffered, sacrificed on the cross for humankind,
Whose pierced side overflowed with water and blood,
Be for us a foretaste in the trial of death.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Maundy Thursday (6pm) - Thursday, April 13, 2017

Service Music: Kyrie by Herbert Austin (CP 704); Sanctus & Benedictus and Agnus Dei by
Bruce E. Ford (adapted from Plainsong)
  • Organ: Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (Deck Thyself, My Soul, with Gladness), Op. 122, No. 5 – Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Opening Hymn: 78 Deck Yourself, My Soul, with Gladness
  • Psalm 116:1, 10-16
  • Gradual Hymn: 76 Thee We Adore, O Hidden Saviour, Thee
  • Offertory Hymn: 202 There Is a Green Hill Far Away
  • Anthem: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, adapted by A. F. Halpin (Soloist: Karina Frost, alto)
When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.
Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the cross of Christ, my God:
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.
See, from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet?
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?
Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a tribute far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.
  • Communion Hymn: 74 For the Bread Which You Have Broken

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Palm Sunday - Sunday, April 9, 2017

Service Music: Kyrie by Herbert Austin (CP 704); Sanctus & Benedictus and Agnus Dei by Bruce E. Ford (adapted from Plainsong)
  • Organ: Fantasia chromatica – Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
  • Processional Hymn: 181 All Glory, Laud, and Honour
  • Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 (read responsively)
  • Gradual Hymn: “Praise to You, O God, Creator” (Tune: Nettleton)
Praise to You, O God, Creator,
Pour Your blessings from above.
Praise to You, O Son, Redeemer,
Wash me in Your precious Blood.

Praise to You, O God, Sustainer,
Give your Grace so I’m set free.
Praise to You, Lord Jesus, Saviour,
Died for me upon the Tree.

Praise to you, O Holy Spirit,
Comforts, heals, my guiding Friend.
With your loving presence heal me,
Make me truly whole again.

When in life I’m weak and weary,
Hope has gone and I’m forlorn.
When relationships are hurting,
Fraught with trouble, worn and torn,

Then You come, O blessed Spirit,
Then you breathe new life in me.
Set my feet where I must travel,
Set my eyes your Love to see.

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Stay within this heart of mine.
Close to You in Love and Action,
Through Your Trinity Divine.

    - Written in Lent 2016 by Hilda Robinson Bell 
       (formerly of St. Barnabas; sister of Helen Taylor)
  • Offertory And Can It Be (Tune: Sagina)
And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Saviour's blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain?
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

Refrain: Amazing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me!

He left His Father's throne above
(so free, so infinite His grace),
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam's helpless race;
'Tis mercy all, immense and free;
For, O my God, it reaches me! [Refrain]

Long my imprisoned spirit lay
Fast bound in sin and nature's night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray;
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light.
My chains fell off, my heart was free;
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee. [Refrain]

No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in Him is mine!
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
Bold I approach th'eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own. [Refrain]

    - Text by Charles Wesley, 1739
  • Anthem:  Stabat mater – Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Stabat mater dolorosa
juxta Crucem lacrimosa,
dum pendebat Fílius.

Cuius animam gementem,
contristatam et doléntem
pertransivit gladius.

O quam tristis et afflícta
fuit illa benedicta,
mater Unigeniti!

Quae moerebat et dolebat,
pia Mater, dum videbat
nati poenas inclyti..

At the cross her station keeping,

stood the mournful mother weeping,
close to her son to the last.

Through her heart, his sorrow sharing,
all his bitter anguish bearing,
now at length the sword has passed.

O how sad and sore distressed

was that mother, highly blest,
of the sole-begotten one.

Christ above in torment hangs,

she beneath beholds the pangs
of her dying glorious son.

    - Text by Sir H. Baker (from the Latin)
  • Communion Hymn: 51 Now, My Tongue, the Mystery Telling
  • Closing Hymn: 602 Lift High the Cross
  • Organ: Fugue in D Minor, BWV 539 – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Fifth Sunday in Lent - 2 April 2017

Service Music: Kyrie by Herbert Austin (CP 704); Sanctus & Benedictus and Agnus Dei by Bruce E. Ford (adapted from Plainsong)
  • Organ: “Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ” (I cry unto thee, Lord Jesus Christ), BWV 639 (from Orgelbüchlein) – J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
  • Opening Hymn: 620 How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
  • Psalm 130 (metrical setting): Hymn 542 Out of the Depths
  • Gradual Hymn: 178 Restore in Us, O God
  • Offertory Hymn: 613 We Lay Our Broken World
  • Anthem: Jesu, Grant Me This I Pray – C. H. Kitson (based on Gibbon’s “Song 13”)
Jesu, grant me this I pray,
Ever in Thy heart to stay:
Let me evermore abide
Hidden in Thy wounded side.
If the evil one prepare,
Or the world, a tempting snare,
I am safe when I abide
In thy heart and wounded side.
If the flesh, more dangerous still,
Tempt my soul to deeds of ill,
Naught I fear when I abide
In Thy heart and wounded side.
Death will come one day to me;
Jesu cast me not from Thee:
Dying let me still abide
In Thy heart and wounded side.
    - Text by Sir H. Baker (from the Latin)
  • Communion Hymn: 611 Our Father, We Have Wandered
  • Closing Hymn: 455 Dear God, Compassionate and Kind
  • Organ: Grand Jeu – Pierre Dumage (1674-1751)


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