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Readings, Hymns, and Special Music—December 2012

December 2     December 9     December 16     December 23     Christmas Eve     Christmas Day     December 30

Index of Lists of Readings, Hymns, and Special Music since July 2006

 
December 2

First Sunday of Advent

Lectionary Jeremiah 33:14–16 | Psalm 25:1–9 | 1 Thessalonians 3:9–13 | Luke 21:25–36 full texts
 
8:00 AM HOLY COMMUNION
Service Music Liturgy for Advent 2009
Gathering Hymn Come, thou long-expected Jesus JEFFERSON
Psalmody Psalm 25:1-10 Linda Cable Shute
Children’s Hymn Emmanuel EMMANUEL
Hymn of the Day Lo, He comes with clouds descending PICARDY
Offertory Music Wait for the Lord Jacques Berthier (1923–1994)
Communion Music Let justice roll like a river Marty Haugen (1950—)
Sending Hymn Lift up your heads, O you gates LIFT UP YOUR HEADS
 
10:30 AM CHORAL EUCHARIST
Service Music Liturgy for Advent 2009 (Deutsche Messe) Franz Peter Schubert (1797–1828)
Introit Hymn To you, O Lord, I pray ST. BRIDE
Psalmody Psalm 25:1, 3–8 Hallock
Gospel Acclamation Stand up and raise your heads John Ferguson (1941—)
Children’s Hymn The advent of our God FRANCONIA
Hymn of the Day The King shall come CONSOLATION
Offertory Motet Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen Michael Praetorius (1571–1621) arr. Donald Cashmore (1926—)
Communion Motet Come, thou Redeemer of the earth Praetorius arr. Stephen Cleobury (1948—)
Communion Organ Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, bwv 626 from Das Orgel-Büchlein (1713–15)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Sending Hymn Lo! He comes with clouds descending HELMSLEY
Organ Voluntary Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland, bwv 599 from Das Orgel-Büchlein Bach
 
7:30 PM ADVENT PROCESSION
Sieben Magnificat Antiphonen (O Antiphons) of Arvo Pärt
 
Processional I saw a new heaven and a new earth Peter R. Hallock (1924—)
Invitatory Hymn Fling Wide the Door elw 259
I. O Weisheit (O Wisdom) Pärt
Lesson Isaiah 40:3–5 full text
Motet O Sapientia Robert Ramsey (c1590–c1644)
II. O Adonai (O Adonai) Pärt
Lesson Exodus 6:2–7a full text
Hymn The God of Abraham Praise YIGDAL
III. O Sproß aus Isais Wurzel (O Root of Jesse) Pärt
Lesson Isaiah 11:1–10 full text
Carol There is a flower sprung of a tree Stanley Vann (1910–2010)
IV. O Schlüssel Davids (O Key of David) Pärt
Lesson Isaiah 42:5–9 full text
Motet O Heiland Reiß die Himmel auf Hugo Distler (1908–1942)
V. O Morgenstern (O Rising Dawn) Pärt
Lesson Luke 1:68–79 full text
Hymn Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding elw 246
VI. O König aller Völker (O King of Nations) Pärt
Lesson Isaiah 35:4–7a full text
Anthem Let all mortal flesh keep silence Edward Bairstow (1874–1946)
VII. O Emmanuel (O Emmanuel) Pärt
Lesson Isaiah 7:14 full text
Motet Ecce concipies Jacob Handl (1550–1591)
Gospel of the Annunciation
Lesson Luke 1:26–38 full text
Canticle Magnificat Peter Klatzow (1945—)
Gospel of the Advent
Lesson Matthew 1:18–23 full text
Carol Down in yon forrest Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
Retiring Procession O come, O come Emmanuel (1985) arr. Carl Crosier
 
December 9

Second Sunday of Advent

Lectionary Malachi 3:1–4 or Baruch 5:1–9 | Luke 1:68–79 | Philippians 1:3–11 | Luke 3:1–6 full texts
 
8:00 AM HOLY COMMUNION
Service Music Liturgy for Advent 2009
Gathering Hymn Every Valley EVERY VALLEY
Canticle Now Bless the God of Israe Marty Haugen (1950—)
Children’s Hymn Emmanuel EMMANUEL
Hymn of the Day Blessed be the God of Israel HURON
Offertory Music Wait for the Lord Jacques Berthier (1923–1994)
Communion Music Like a shepherd Bob Dufford, SJ (1943—)
Sending Hymn All earth is hopeful TAULÉ
 
10:30 AM CHORAL EUCHARIST
Service Music Liturgy for Advent 2009 (Deutsche Messe) Franz Peter Schubert (1797–1828)
Organ Voluntary Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn, buxwv 191 Dieterich Buxtehude (c.1637–1707)
Canticle Luke 1:68–79 Nancy Raabe (1954—)
Gospel Acclamation Prepare the way of the Lord John Ferguson (1941—)
Children’s Hymn The Lord will come and not be slow OLD 107TH
Hymn of the Day Prepare the way, O Zion! BEREDEN VÄG FÖR HERRAN
Offertory Motet Jerusalem, gaude Jacob Handl (1550–1591)
Communion Motet Rorate cæli desuper Handl
Communion Organ Wo soll ich fliehen hin, bwv 646 from Sechs ‘Schübler’ Choräle
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Sending Hymn Hark! A herald voice is calling MERTON
Organ Voluntary Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, buxwv 189 Buxtehude
 
December 16

Third Sunday of Advent

Lectionary Zephaniah 3:14–20 | Isaiah 12:2–6 | Philippians 4:4–7 | Luke 3:7–18 full texts
 
8:00 AM HOLY COMMUNION
Service Music Liturgy for Advent 2009
Gathering Hymn Open your ears, O faithful people TORAH SONG
Canticle God indeed is my Savior Marty Haugen (1950—)
Children’s Hymn Emmanuel EMMANUEL
Hymn of the Day Surely it is God who saves me RAQUEL
Offertory Music Wait for the Lord Jacques Berthier (1923–1994)
Communion Music Within Our Hearts Be Born Michael Joncas (1951—)
Sending Hymn Come to be our hope, O Jesus JESU NOSSA ESPERANÇA
 
10:30 AM CHORAL EUCHARIST
Service Music Liturgy for Advent 2009 (Deutsche Messe) Franz Peter Schubert (1797–1828)
Organ Voluntary Comfort, comfort ye my people Paul Manz (1919–2009)
Canticle Isaiah 12:2–6 Mark Mummert (1965—)
Gospel Acclamation I am sending my messenger before you John Ferguson (1941—)
Children’s Hymn Hark! The glad sound! BRISTOL
Hymn of the Day On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry WINCHESTER NEW
Offertory Motet Rejoice in the Lord always Henry Purcell (1659–1695)
Communion Motet There is no rose of such virtue, Op. 14 (1954) John Joubert (1927—)
Communion Organ O Lord, how shall I meet you? Manz
Healing Hymn Surely it is God who saves me RAQUEL
Sending Hymn O Lord, how shall I meet you? WIE SOLL ICH DICH EMPFANGEN
Organ Voluntary Toccata on “Veni Redemptor gentium” Manz
 
7:30 PM EVENING PRAYER
Lectionary Micah 5:2–5a full text
Hymn Glory to thee, my God, this night TALLIS’S CANON
Canticle Nunc dimittis Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611)
Motets Jerusalem surge plainsong, mode I
Jerusalem surge, à 4 Heinrich Isaac (c. 1450–1517)
 
December 23

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Lectionary Micah 5:2–5a | Luke 1:46b–55 | Hebrews 10:5–10 | Luke 1:39–55 full texts
 
8:00 AM HOLY COMMUNION
Service Music Liturgy for Advent 2009
Gathering Hymn My soul proclaims your greatness KINGSFOLD
Canticle Magnificat James J. Chepponis
Children’s Hymn Emmanuel EMMANUEL
Hymn of the Day My heart sings out with joyful praise MARIAS LOVSÅG
Offertory Music Wait for the Lord Jacques Berthier (1923–1994)
Communion Music Canticle of the turning Rory Cooney (1952—)
Sending Hymn O come, O come Emmanuel VENI EMMANUEL
 
10:30 AM CHORAL EUCHARIST
Service Music Liturgy for Advent 2009 (Deutsche Messe) Franz Peter Schubert (1797–1828)
Organ Voluntary Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, bwv 648 from Sechs ‘Schübler’ Choräle,
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Canticle Magnificat Peter Hallock (1924—)
Gospel Acclamation Here I am, the servant of the Lord John Ferguson (1941—)
Children’s Hymn The God whom earth and sea and sky PUER NOBIS
Hymn of the Day Tell out my soul, the greatness of the Lord BIRMINGHAM
Offertory Motet Magnificat Peter Klatzow (1945—)
Communion Motet Hymn to the Virgin Benjamin Britten (1913–1976)
Communion Organ Gott, durch deine Głte, bwv 600 from Das Orgel-Büchlein (1713–15) Bach
Sending Hymn O Come, O come Emmanuel VENI EMMANUEL
Organ Voluntary Meine Seele erhebet den Herren , bwv 733 (Fuge über das Magnificat) Bach
 
 
December 24

The Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Eve

Readings Isaiah 9:2–7 | Psalm 96 | Titus 2:11–14 | Luke 2:1–14 (15–20) full texts
 
5:00 PM FAMILY CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT EUCHARIST
Prelude Away in a Manger William J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921) arr. Jeff Reeves
Fum! Fum! Fum!
F.R.O.G.S. Choir
Traditional Spanish Carol arr. by David Shaler
Call to Worship Little Drummer Boy
The Stark Family
Katherine Kennicott Davis (1892–1980)
Gathering Hymn Once in Royal DavidRrsquo;s City elw 269
Psalmody Psalm 96: Today Is Born Our Savior Howard Hugees, SM (1930—)
Sequence Hymn The Bells of Christmas (vv. 1–2) elw 298
Children’ Hymn On this day earth shall ring (vv. 1–2|3–4) PERSONENT HODIE
Hymn of the Day Hark! The Hearld Angels Sing elw 270
Offertory Music Nativity Carol Francis Patrick O’Brien (1958—)
Interlude O Holy Night Adolphe Adam (1803–1856)
Communion Organ Still, still, still Paul Manz (1919–2009)
Sending Hymn Joy to the World elw 267
Organ Voluntary God rest ye merry, gentlemen 18th c. English Carol arr. Wilbur Held (1914—)
 
10:30 PM MUSIC FOR CHRISTMASTIDE
Cantata Christen, atzet diesen Tag, bwv 63 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
 
11:00 PM CHORAL EUCHARIST
Service Music Missa Brevis in C, “Organ Solo Mass,” kv 259 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Processional Hymn O come, all ye faithful ADESTE FIDELES
Psalmody Psalm 96 (2012) Forrest Pierce (1972—)
Sequence Hymn I Am So Glad Each Christmas Eve elw 271
Hymn of the Day Once in Royal David’s City elw 269
Offertory Motet Hodie Christus natus est, à 8 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525/6–1594)
Communion Motet Weinachten from Sechs Sprüche, Op. 79 Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
Communion Organ Of the Father’s Love Begotten Wilbur Held (1914—)
Candlelighting Silent Night elw281
Processional Hymn Hark! The Hearld Angels Sing MENDELSSOHN
Organ Voluntary Vom Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her, bwv 606 from Das Orgel-Büchlein (1713–15)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
 
December 25

The Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Day

Readings Isaiah 52:7–10 | Psalm 98 | Hebrews 1:1–12 | John 1:1–14 full texts
 
10:30 AM CHORAL EUCHARIST
Service Music ELW Communion Setting One
Organ Voluntary Première Suite de Noëls (1770), 1. À la Venue de Noël Claude-Bénigne Balbastre (1727–1799)
Introit Puer natus est nobis Mode VII
Gathering Hymn God rest ye merry, gentlemen GOD REST YOU MERRY
Psalmody Psalm 98
Sequence Hymn Of the Father’s Love Begotten DIVINUM MYSTERIUM
Hymn of the Day O come, all ye faithful ADESTE FIDELES
Offertory Motet Salvator Mundi, Op. 89 (1982), 3. “Be we merry in this feast” William Mathias (1934–1992)
Communion Motet Salvator Mundi, 6. “Christe, redemptor omnium” Mathias
Communion Organ Première Suite de Noëls, 2. Joseph est bien marié Balbastre
Sending Hymn Angels We Have Heard on High elw 289
Organ Voluntary Deuxième Suite de Noëls (1770), 1. Votre bonté grand Dieu Balbastre
 
December 30

First Sunday of Christmas

Readings 1 Samuel 2:18–20, 26 | Psalm 148 | Colossians 3:12–17 | Luke 2:41–52 full texts
 
8:00 AM HOLY COMMUNION
Service Music St. James Christmas Carol Mass
Organ Voluntary Six Short Preludes and Postludes, Op. 105 (1908): 1. The Angels’ Song
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)
Gathering Hymn The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy THE VIRGIN MARY
Reading 1 Genesis 1:1–5, 14–18 full text
Hymn Morning Has Broken elw 556
Reading 2 Micah 5:2–5a full text
Hymn Jesus, the Light of the World JESUS, THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD
Reading 3 Luke 1:26–35, 38 full text
Hymn I Am for You THERE IS A MOUNTAIN
Reading 4 Matthew 1:18–25 full text
Anthem God of Adam, God of Joseph FARRELL
Reading 5 John 1:1–14 full text
Children’s Hymn Child of Mercy ALL WHO WALK IN DARKNESS
Hymn of the Day From Heaven Above elw 268
Offertory Music Give Thanks Henry Smith
Communion Music I Wonder As I Wander Appalachian carol, adapt. John Jacob Niles (1892–1980)
Communion Organ Prelude on ‘This endris nyght’ Healey Willan (1880–1968)
Sending Hymn Jesus, What a Wonderful Child WONDERFUL CHILD
Organ Voluntary Postlude on ‘Mendelssohn’ Sir David Willcocks (1919—)
 
10:30 AM CHORAL EUCHARIST
Service Music St. James Christmas Carol Mass
Organ Voluntary Six Short Preludes and Postludes, Op. 105 (1908): 1. The Angels’ Song
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)
Gathering Hymn Let All Together Praise Our God elw 287
Reading 1 Genesis 1:1–5, 14–18 full text
Carol 2. Now Let us Sing from Four Old English Carols, H. 82 (1907) Gustav Holst (1874–1934)
Reading 2 Micah 5:2–5a full text
Carol 4. The Savior of the World is Born from Four Old English Carols Holst
Reading 3 Luke 1:26–35, 38 full text
Carol 1. A Babe is Born from Four Old English Carols Holst
Reading 4 Matthew 1:18–25 full text
Carol 3. Jesu, Thou the Virgin Boy from Four Old English Carols Holst
Reading 5 John 1:1–14 full text
Children’s Hymn The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy THE VIRGIN MARY
Hymn of the Day That Boy-Child of Mary ELW 293
Offertory Music Christ the Appletree (2009) Traditional American, arr. Stanford E. Scriven (1988—)
Communion Music “Agnus Dei” from Mass for Three Voices (c 1593) William Byrd (c 1540–1623)
Communion Organ Prelude on ‘This endris nyght’ Healey Willan (1880–1968)
Sending Hymn Go Tell It on the Mountain ELW 290
Organ Voluntary Postlude on ‘Mendelssohn’ Sir David Willcocks (1919—)
 
Revised: 30 December 2012
 

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