Service Music 2020


We rehearse on Wednesdays, 7pm – 8.30pm, and again on Sundays, 10.30am, for the 11am service.




JANUARY 5 [Epiphany]

Prelude: Niels Gade: O Morning Star, How Fair And Bright (organ)

Introit: Peter Warlock: What Cheer? Good Cheer!

Communion Music:

The Bread # 148 Isaiah 6:3 (Holy, Holy, Holy Lord) [Chautauqua]

The Cup # 304 Behold The Lamb [Behold The Lamb]

The Blessing # 302 Lamb Of God (Lamb Of God/Twila Paris)

Hymn of Communion: # 289 (vv. 2-5) Communion Hymn [GREENRIDGE]

Offertory: Edvard Grieg: Rigaudon (from the Holberg Suite) (piano)

Anthem: Peter Cornelius: The Three Kings

Hymn of Communion # 265 The First Noel (vv. 1-4) [FIRST NOEL]

Hymn of Declaration # 265 The First Noel (vv. 5-6) [FIRST NOEL]

Postlude: Beatrice Price: Festal March (organ)



JANUARY 12 [Pliny the Younger & the first Christians]

Prelude: Larry Shackley: As With Gladness Men Of Old (from Following Yonder Star) (piano)

Introit: Benjamin Britten: Rejoice in God, O Ye Tongues (from Rejoice In The Lamb)

Spoken Litany (from Emperor Trajan):

Leader: You observed proper procedure, my dear Pliny, in sifting the cases of those who had been denounced to you as Christians; for it is not possible to lay down any general rule to serve as a kind of fixed standard.

People: Anonymously posted accusations ought to have no place in any prosecution; for this is both a dangerous kind of precedent and out of keeping with the spirit of our age.

Hymn of Welcome # 290 As With Gladness Men Of Old [DIX]

Offertory: Peter Christian Lutkin: Prelude on the tune Dix – As With Gladness Men Of Old (organ)

Anthem: Geoffrey O’Hara, arr. Downing: I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked

Hymn of Invitation # 284 The Birthday Of A King [NEIDLINGER]

Hymn of Declaration # 685 Footsteps Of Jesus [FOOTSTEPS]

Postlude: Ludovico Einaudi: Ombre (piano)


JANUARY 19 [Martin Luther King (from Birmingham Jail)]

Prelude: Emma Lou Diemer: There Is A Balm In Gilead (piano)

Introit: U2, arr. Bob Chilcott: MLK

               William Levi Dawson: There Is A Balm In Gilead

Spoken Litany # 587 Be Assured

Hymn of Welcome # 777 On Jordan’s Stormy Banks [PROMISED LAND]

Offertory: Karl Jenkins: Hymn: in memoriam Martin Luther King Jr. (piano & solo instrument)

Anthem: Jane M. Marshall: My Eternal King

Hymn of Invitation # 385 Where The Spirit Of The Lord Is [ADAMS]

Hymn of Declaration # 408 How Firm A Foundation [FOUNDATION]

Postlude: Nancy Hill Cobb: Prelude on Foundation (organ)


JANUARY 26 [St. Paul & his Epistles]

Prelude: Peter Tchaikovsky: January (piano)

Introit: Edward Bairstow: Though I Speak With The Tongues Of Men

Spoken Litany # 782 The Trumpet Call Of God

Hymn of Welcome # 426 Blest Be The Tie That Binds [DENNIS]

Offertory: arr. Roger Bennett: The Glory Land Way (piano – Chiemi Watanabe)

Anthem: Eugene Butler: Notes from Paul

Hymn of Invitation # insert O God, Whose Inspiration Calls Forth [THAXTED]

Hymn of Declaration # 174 I Will Bless Thee, O Lord [I WILL BLESS THEE]

Postlude: Felix Mendelssohn: Overture, pt. 1 (from St. Paul) (organ)


FEBRUARY 2 [Dietrich Bonhoeffer]

Prelude: Peter Tchaikovsky: February (piano)

Barrie Cabena: Mass in the Dorian Mode

Introit: Adam Kosberg: Where Cross The Crowded Ways Of Life (world premiere; written for TBC)

Hymn of Communion # 459 We Remember You [WE REMEMBER YOU]

Offertory: Hartwig Barte-Hanssen — In memoriam Dietrich Bonhoeffer, op. 71 [organ]

Anthem: Russell Schütz-Widmar: By Gracious Powers (with violin)

Hymn of Invitation # 704 God Will Make A Way [HE WILL MAKE A WAY]

Hymn of Declaration # 411 I Hide Your Word [ST. PETER]

Postlude: J. S. Bach, arr. William Walton: Herzlich Tut Mich Verlangen (BWV 727) (piano)



FEBRUARY 9 [The Father] [Baptism]

Prelude: Charles Alkan: Andantino (13 Prières, op. 64, 1) (organ)

Introit: Felix Mendelssohn: See, What Love Hath The Father (from St. Paul)

Hymn of Baptism: arr. John Ferguson: Shall We Gather At The River?

Spoken Litany #156 Our Father’s Love (read, not sung, in unison)

Hymn of Welcome # 2 Holy God, We Praise Thy Name (GROSSER GOTT]

Offertory: Fanny Hensel: Mélodie (op. 5, 4) (piano)

Anthem: Gustav Holst: Eternal Father

Hymn of Invitation # 9 Glorify Thy Name [GLORIFY THY NAME]

[no Hymn of Declaration]

Postlude: Felix Mendelssohn: Allegro in B flat (organ)


FEBRUARY 16 [The Son]

Prelude: Elisabeth Jacquet de Laguerre: Rondeau (piano)

Introit: G. F. Handel: Jesus, Son of Life, My Splendor

Spoken Litany # 379 Christ, The Redeemer

Hymn of Welcome # 4 Praise The Savior [ACCLAIM]

Offertory: Maria Teresa von Paradis: Sicilienne (organ)

Anthem: Sue Farrar: Jesu, Gentle Savior

Hymn of Invitation # 325 Why Should He Love Me So? [LOVE ME]

Hymn of Declaration # 749 Wonderful, Wonderful Jesus [NEW ORLEANS]

Postlude: Johannes Brahms: Variations (nos. 1 – 3) on a theme of Handel (piano)


FEBRUARY 23 [The Holy Ghost]

Prelude: Undine S. Moore: Variations on Nettleton (organ)

Introit: Larry Shackley: Every Time I Feel The Spirit

Spoken Litany # 388 By His Spirit (read in unison)

Hymn of Welcome # 387 Holy Spirit, Thou Art Welcome [THOU ART WELCOME] (sung twice)

Offertory: William Sterndale Bennett: Prelude & Lesson in E flat (op. 33, 22) (piano)

Anthem: William Sterndale Bennett: God Is A Spirit

Hymn of Invitation # 392 Holy Spirit, Light Divine (vv. 1-3) [HOLY SPIRIT, LIGHT DIVINE]

Hymn of Declaration # 392 Holy Spirit, Light Divine (v. 4) [HOLY SPIRIT, LIGHT DIVINE]

Postlude: Richard Elliott: Every Time I Feel The Spirit (organ)


FEBRUARY 26 (Ash Wednesday) 6 pm Chapel (4th floor)

Prelude: J. S. Bach, arr. Herbert Howells: O Mensch, Bewein’ Dein’ Sunde Gross (piano)

Anthem: John Stainer: God So Loved The World

Hymn: 642 Abide With Me, Fast Falls The Eventide (vv. 1-3) [EVENTIDE]



MARCH 1 [The Power of Two: Jairus & his daughter: FAITH]

Prelude: Emma Lou Diemer: Poor Wayfarin’ Stranger (piano)

Barrie Cabena: Mass in the Dorian Mode

Introit: Ralph Vaughan Williams: O Taste And See

Hymn of Communion # insert “O God, Your Mercy Moved By Love” (Alec Motyer) [tune # 375 DUKE STREET]

Spoken Litany # 473 Go And Make Disciples (TWO leaders + People)

Offertory: Maurice Duruflé: Meditation (organ)

Anthem: John Tavener: Awake, Thou That Sleepest

Hymn of Invitation # 539 My Faith Looks Up To Thee [OLIVET]

Hymn of Declaration # 580 Through It All [THROUGH IT ALL] (sung twice)

Postlude: Peter Tchaikovsky: March (from The Seasons, op. 37a) (piano)


MARCH 8 [The Power of Two: Jacob & Esau: DECEPTION]

Prelude: John Ireland: Obsession (Three Preludes, 2) (piano)

Introit: John Goss: These Are They That Follow The Lamb

Spoken Litany # 579 In God I Trust

Hymn of Welcome # 639 Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind [REST]

Offertory: Peter Tchaikovsky: The Sorcerer  (op. 39, 20) (piano)

Anthem: John David, arr. Jacob Narverud: You Are The New Day

Hymn of Invitation # 731 Onward, Christian Soldiers (vv. 1-3) [ST. GERTRUDE]

Hymn of Declaration # 731 Onward, Christian Soldiers (v.4) [ST. GERTRUDE]

Postlude: John Ireland: Alla Marcia (organ)


MARCH 15 [The Power of Two: Abraham & Isaac: OBEDIENCE] [NO CHOIR; Soloists: Rebecca Margolis, Nathan Brown]

Prelude: Benjamin Britten: Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac, part I (op. 51)

Spoken Litany # 608 Keep His Commandments

Hymn of Welcome # 600 I Pledge Allegiance To The Lamb [I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE] (sung twice)

Offertory/Anthem: Benjamin Britten: Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac, part II (op. 51)

Hymn of Invitation # insert When Father Abraham Went Out (Fred Pratt Green) [tune # 650 AZMON]

Hymn of Declaration # 23 The God Of Abraham Praise [LEONI]

Postlude: Benjamin Britten: Prelude & Fugue on a theme of Vittoria (organ)


NOTE: In observance of the quarantine issued by St. Louis City, during this week TBC changed its schedule to virtual worship services. The choir was suspended, and music was offered by soloists.]


MARCH 22 [Well, Now What?] [soloist: Nathan Brown]

Prelude: J. S. Bach: Meine Seele erhebt den Herren (BWV 648) (organ)Litany # 679 Your Reasonable Service

Hymn of Welcome # 631 The Lord’s Prayer [MALOTTE]

Offertory: Claude Debussy: Clair de Lune (piano)

Anthem: Anon. (Irish): Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)

Postlude: Johann Pachelbel: Meine Seele erhebt den Herren (organ)


MARCH 29 [] [soloists: Nathan Brown, tenor;  Gene Dobbs Bradford*, harmonica, vocals; Steve Johnston*, guitar]

Introit: # 624 His Eye Is On The Sparrow [SPARROW]

Offertory Meditation: Franz Schubert: Impromptu # 3 in G flat (op. 90) (piano)

Anthem: Traditional Spiritual: He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands*

Hymn of Invitation # 343 Amazing Grace [AMAZING GRACE]*

Postlude: J. S. Bach: (organ)


APRIL 5 [Palm Sunday] [soloists: Adam Kosberg, trombone; Emily Davis*, violin; Ella Banks, alto]

Prelude: J. S. Bach: (organ)

Introit: trombone solo

Offertory Meditation: James Koerts: Ride On, King Jesus (piano)

Communion Music: Dan Forrest: Lead Me To Calvary (piano)

Anthem: # 300 All Glory, Laud, And Honor* [ST. THEODULPH]

Hymn of Invitation # 684 Precious Lord, Take My Hand

Postlude: Edwin T. Childs – St. Theodulph – All Glory, Laud, and Honor (organ)


APRIL10  [Good Friday] [soloist: Gene Dobbs Bradford]

Prelude: (piano)

Meditation: Peter Tchaikovsky: Chanson Triste (piano)

Anthem: Traditional Spiritual: Were You There When They Crucified My Lord


APRIL12  [Easter] [soloists: Gene Dobbs Bradford*, harmonica, vocals; Steve Johnston*, guitar]

Prelude: Peter Tchaikovsky: April (from The Seasons, op. 37a) (piano)

Introit: Traditional Spiritual: This Little Light Of Mine*

Offertory Meditation: (piano)

Hymn of Invitation *

Postlude: Claude Debussy: Clair de Lune (piano)


APRIL 19 [Low Sunday] [soloists: Sharie Levingston Krueger, Ella Banks]

Hymn of Invitation # 705 It Is Well With My Soul [VILLE DU HAVRE]

Postlude: J. S. Bach: Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring (piano)


APRIL 26 [Romans, 5] [soloist: Nathan Brown]

Hymn of Invitation # 43 All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name [CORONATION]

Anthem: Keith Getty & Stuart Townend: In Christ Alone

Hymn of Declaration # 391 Sweet, Sweet Spirit (SWEET, SWEET SPIRIT]

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MAY 17 [Comets & Stars] [soloist:]

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MAY 31 [Pentecost: Gifts of the Spirit] [soloist: Nathan Brown, tenor]

Prelude: Ralph Vaughan Williams, arr. Bryan Kelly: Prelude on the hymn tune Rhosymedre (piano)

Introit: Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Call (Five Mystical Songs, 4)

Litany # 61 Bless The Lord Your God

Offertory Meditation: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Greensleeves (organ)

Anthem: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

Postlude: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Prelude on the hymn tune Hyfrydol (organ)


JUNE 7 [Trinity Sunday] [soloist: Nathan Brown, tenor]

Prelude: Peter Tchaikovsky: Morning Prayer (op. 39, 1) (piano)

Introit: Ralph Vaughan Williams: I Got Me Flowers (Five Mystical Songs, 2)

Hymn of Communion # 463: According To Thy Gracious Word (MANOAH)

Litany # 176 He Has Blessed Us

Offertory Meditation: César Cui: Prelude in G minor (organ)

Anthem: Alexander Archangelsky: Trisagion

Hymn of Declaration & Invitation: Before Thy Throne, O God, We Kneel [ST. PETERSBURG]

Postlude: Georgi Mushel: Toccata (organ)


JUNE 14 [God’s Mirages: Savonarola] [soloist: Eliot Barnes, guitar]

Prelude: Peter Tchaikovsky: June (from The Seasons, op. 39) (piano)

Litany # 523 Forgiveness

Offertory Meditation: Anonymous: Se Io M’Accorgo Ben Mio D’un Altro Amante (guitar)

Anthem: Cesare Negri: Bianco Fiore (guitar)

Hymn of Declaration & Invitation: # 169 (vv. 1, 3 & 5) Rejoice, Ye Pure In Heart [MARION]

Postlude: Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in G major (K. 455) (organ)


JUNE 21 [God’s Mirages: Rasputin] [soloist: Sarah Price, soprano]

Prelude: Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov: Allegretto e Grazioso (Five Small Pieces, 1, op. 7) (piano)

Litany # 85 Name Above Every Name (from Philippians 2, 9-11)

Meditation: Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov: Andante Moderato (Five Small Pieces, 4, op. 7) (piano)

Anthem: Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov: O King, My Soul Is Grieving (op. 40, 1) (world premiere of English version)

Hymn of Declaration & Invitation: # 688 (vv. 1, 2 & 4) Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us  [BRADBURY]

Postlude: Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov: Allegro (Five Small Pieces, 5, op. 7) (piano)


JUNE 28 [God’s Mirages: Cats & Mice] [soloists: Heather Fehl, sop.; Rebecca Margolis, alto; Gene Dobbs Bradford*]

Prelude: Peter Tchaikovsky: In Church (op 39, 23) (piano)

Introit: Benjamin Britten: For The Mouse Is A Creature Of Great Personal Valour (from Rejoice in the Lamb)

Litany # 628 Fear Not

Meditation: Aaron Copland: The Cat and the Mouse (piano)

Anthem: Benjamin Britten: For I Will Consider My Cat Jeoffrey (from Rejoice in the Lamb)

Sermon incorporating *Louis Armstrong: What A Wonderful World!

Hymn of Declaration & Invitation: # 63 All Creatures Of Our God And King [LASST UNS ERFREUEN]

Postlude: Jean Langlais: Scherzo – Cats (from American Suite) (organ)                                                                                                                 


JULY 5 [Knowing God: If We Had Eyes To See] [soloist: Nathan Brown, tenor]

Prelude: Healey Willan: Prelude on Rockingham (organ)

Hymn of Communion: My God, Thy Table Now Is Spread [ROCKINGHAM]

A Litany of Light (Philip Bliss)

Offertory: Marianne Kim: Lead, Kindly Light (organ)

Anthem: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Love Bade Me Welcome (Five Mystical Songs, 3)

Hymn of Invitation & Declaration # 563 Open My Eyes [SCOTT]

Postlude: Peter Tchaikovsky: July (from The Seasons) (piano)


JULY 12 [Knowing God: If We Had Ears To Hear] [soloist: Sharie Levingston Krueger, soprano]

Prelude: Gustav Holst: Toccata on a Northumbrian tune (H. 153) (piano)

Litany (adapted from Pastor Ronald Shive, First Presbyterian Church, Burlington [NC])

Offertory: Peter Tchaikovsky: Waltz (op. 38, 8) (piano)

Anthem: arr. Kenneth Lowenberg: I Heard The Voice Of Jesus

Hymn of Invitation & Declaration # 563 Open My Ears [SCOTT]

Postlude: Douglas Steele: On The Triad (organ)


JULY 19 [Knowing God: If We Had Hearts To Love] [soloists: Nathan Brown, tenor; Philip Barnes, baritone]

Prelude: Germaine Tailleferre: Romance (piano)

Litany (adapted from Celebration Hymnal # 380)

Offertory: Samuel Sebastian Wesley: Larghetto (organ)

Anthem: Samuel Sebastian Wesley: Love One Another (from Blessed Be The God And Father)

Hymn of Invitation & Declaration # 563 Open My Heart [SCOTT]

Postlude: J. S. Bach (arr. Hubert Foss): Seht, Was Die Liebe Tut (from BWV 85) (piano)


JULY 26 [reduced service because of quarantine] [soloist: Ella Banks]

Spoken Litany # 50 God Highly Exalted Him


Hymn: God Be With You Till We Meet Again


AUGUST 2 [Harbingers of Hope] [Soloist: Philip Barnes]

Prelude: Edward Elgar: Introduction and Andante (Vesper Voluntaries, 1) (organ)

Spoken Litany # 50 God Highly Exalted Him

Offertory: Louise Farrenc: Impromptu (piano)

Anthem: # 715 He Is Jehovah [HE IS JEHOVAH]

Hymn of Invitation & Declaration # 23 The God Of Abraham Praise [LEONI]

Postlude: Edward Elgar: Allegro (Vesper Voluntaries, 8) (organ)


AUGUST 9 [The Healing Power of Hope] [Soloist: Eliot Barnes, guitar]

Prelude: J. S. Bach: Prelude (from Cello Suite # 1) (guitar)

A Litany of Hope

Offertory: Herbert Howells: The ‘Chosen’ Tune (piano)

Anthem: Fernando Sor: Study # 2 (guitar)

Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: All My Hope On God Is Founded [MICHAEL]

Postlude: Claude Debussy: Arabesque # 1 (piano)


AUGUST 16 [Prophets & Loss: John Bunyan] [soloists: Heather Fehl, sop.; Rebecca Margolis, alto]

Prelude: Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lake In The Mountains (piano)

A Litany of Prayer from John Bunyan

Offertory: Joel Martinson: Aria on a Chaconne (organ)

Anthem: Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Song of the Tree of Life (from Pilgrim’s Progress)

Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: Bunyan’s Who Would True Valor See [MONK’S GATE]

Postlude: J. S. Bach, arr. Constant Lambert: Der Tag Der Ist So Freudenreich (piano)


AUGUST 23 [Prophets & Loss: Moody & Sankey]

Prelude: Gerald Near: Blessed Assurance (organ)

Introit: Ira B. Sankey: Under His Wings

Spoken Litany # 646 Present Your Requests To God

Hymn of Welcome # 693 A Shelter In The Time Of Storm [SHELTER]

Offertory: Dan Forrest: Hiding In Thee (piano)

Anthem: arr. Cindy Berry: Hiding In Thee (Sankey hymn)

Hymn of Invitation # 727 Faith Is The Victory [SANKEY]

Hymn of Declaration # 434 Revive Us Again [REVIVE US AGAIN]

Postlude: Cindy Berry: Revive Us Again (piano)


AUGUST 30 [Prophets & Loss: St. John the Divine]

Prelude: Marilyn Biery: Jerusalem, My Happy Home (organ)

Introit: Jennie Lee Riddle, arr. Lloyd Larson: Revelation Song

Spoken Litany # 783 King of Kings and Lord of Lords

Hymn of Welcome # 1 Praise My Soul [ANDREWS]

Offertory: David Tolk: Revelation (piano)

Anthem: Edgar Bainton: And I Saw A New Heaven

Hymn of Invitation # 801 King Of The Nations [KING OF THE NATIONS]

Hymn of Declaration # 757 Soon And Very Soon [SOON AND VERY SOON]

Postlude: Frank Bridge: Allegro Marziale (organ)


SEPTEMBER 6 [Seeing Jesus through Matthew] (Labor Day Weekend)

Prelude: Dmitri Shostakovich: Prelude (op. 87, 14) (piano)

Barrie Cabena: Mass in the Dorian Mode

Introit: Barrie Cabena: Gloria (from Mass in the Dorian Mode)

Hymn of Communion # 436 Freely, Freely [FREELY, FREELY]

Spoken Litany # 331 His Cleansing Blood (read in unison)

Offertory: Dmitri Shostakovich: Fugue (op. 87, 14)

Anthem: Harold W. Friedell: Draw Us In The Spirit’s Tether

Hymn of Invitation # 141 Father God [FATHER GOD] (sung twice)

Hymn of Declaration # 479 Softly And Tenderly [THOMPSON]

Postlude: Cindy Berry: Softly And Tenderly (piano)


SEPTEMBER 13 [Seeing Jesus through Mark]

Prelude: J. S. Bach: Helft mir Gotts Güte preisen (BWV 613) (organ)

Introit: William Levi Dawson: Ain’a That Good News!

Spoken Litany # 810 Love The Lord, Your God

Hymn of Welcome # 437 Send The Light [McCABE]

Offertory: Peter Tchaikovsky: September (piano)

Anthem: Sasha Johnson Manning: commission (world premiere)           `

Hymn of Invitation # 536 Have Faith In God [MUSKOGEE]

Hymn of Declaration # 673 Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone? [MAITLAND]

Postlude: C. P. E. Bach: Sonata in G minor III (Adagio) (organ)


SEPTEMBER 20 [Seeing Jesus through Luke] [ELGAR]

Prelude: Cindy Berry: Brethren, We Have Met To Worship (piano)

Introit: arr. Randolph Currie: Brethren, We Have Met To Worship

Spoken Litany: Psalm 84, vv. 1-4 (read in unison)

Hymn of Welcome # 52 Blessed Be The Name [BLESSED BE THE NAME]

Offertory/Anthem: Edward Elgar: The Spirit Of The Lord (from The Apostles)

Hymn of Invitation # 624 His Eye Is On The Sparrow [SPARROW]

Hymn of Declaration # 759 What If It Were Today? [SECOND COMING]

Postlude: Edward Elgar: Salut D’Amour (piano)


SEPTEMBER 27 [Seeing Jesus through John] [THOMAS TALLIS]

Prelude: Thomas Tallis: Ecce Tempus Idoneum (organ)

Introit: Thomas Tallis: If Ye Love Me

Spoken Litany # 629 The God Of All Comfort

Hymn of Welcome # 708 Behold, What Manner Of Love [MANNER OF LOVE]

Offertory: Thomas Tallis: Hymnus, ‘Jam lucis orto sydere’  (piano)

Anthem: Thomas Tallis: Verily, Verily, I Say Unto You

Hymn of Invitation # 602 I Have Decided To Follow Jesus [ASSAM]

Hymn of Declaration # 762 What A Day That Will Be! [WHAT A DAY]

Postlude: Gerald Near: Solemn Prelude on a Theme of Thomas Tallis (organ)


OCTOBER 4 [Architectural Visionaries ~ Frank Lloyd Wright & Oscar Niemeyer]

Prelude: Heitor Villa-Lobos: New York Sky Line (piano)

Barrie Cabena: Mass in the Dorian Mode

Melissa Dunphy: Fraction Anthem

Introit: Barrie Cabena: Gloria (from Mass in the Dorian Mode)

Spoken Litany 127 The Lord On High Is Mighty

Hymn of Communion # 181 Everything Was Made By God [CANDICE CHRISTOPHER]

Offertory: tbd (organ)

Anthem: Melissa Dunphy: commission (world premiere)

Sermon incorporates Paul Simon: So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright

Hymn of Invitation # insert Longfellow, adapted: “The Builders” [ORIENTIS PARTIBUS]

Hymn of Declaration # 574 A Child Of The King [BINGHAMTON]

Postlude: Antonio Carlos Jobim: Desafinado (piano)


OCTOBER 11 [Musical Visionaries ~ Hank Williams & Zoltán Kodály]

Prelude: Zoltán Kodály: Three Epigrams, 1 (organ)

Introit: Zoltán Kodály: Lento (from Nine Pieces, op. 3) (piano)

Spoken Litany # 752 I Sing For Joy

Hymn of Welcome # 745 Rejoice In The Lord Always (round à 4) [REJOICE]

Offertory: Zoltán Kodály: Three Epigrams, 2 (organ)

Zoltán Kodály: Moderato triste (from Nine Pieces, op. 3) (piano)

Anthem: Zoltán Kodály: (Genevan) Psalm 114

Hymn of Invitation # 747 Sunshine In My Soul [SUNSHINE]

Hymn of Declaration # 404 Faith Of Our Fathers [ST. CATHERINE]

Postlude: Zoltán Kodály: Three Epigrams, 3 (organ)


OCTOBER 18 [Spiritual Visionaries ~ Christopher Smart]

Prelude: Peter Tchaikovsky: October (piano)

Introit: David Ashley White: Where Is This Stupendous Stranger?

Spoken Litany # 421 Love That Binds (read in unison)

Hymn of Welcome # 778 Sweet By And By [SWEET BY AND BY]

Offertory/Anthem: Benjamin Britten: Rejoice In The Lamb

Hymn of Invitation # 409 Thanks To God Whose Word Was Spoken  (vv. 1-3) [REGENT SQUARE]

Hymn of Declaration # 409 Thanks To God Whose Word Was Spoken  (v. 4) [REGENT SQUARE]

Postlude: Andrew Carter: Trumpet Tune (organ)


OCTOBER 25 [Political Visionaries ~ Malcolm X & Mahatma Gandhi]

Prelude: Ludovico Einaudi: Passaggio (piano)

Introit: Daron Hagen: Gandhi’s Children

Spoken Litany # 579 In God I Trust

Hymn of Welcome # 780 Until Then [UNTIL THEN]

Offertory: Dale Wood: Abide With Me (organ)

Anthem: arr. Vincent C. Johnson: All My Trials

Hymn of Invitation # 578 Trusting Jesus [TRUSTING JESUS]

Hymn of Declaration # 664 Take My Life, Lead Me, Lord [LANGLEY]

Postlude: arr. Mark Hayes: Nobody Knows The Troubles I’ve Seen (piano)


NOVEMBER 1 [Four Seasons of Faith: Spring]

Prelude: Flor Peeters: Aria (organ)

Barrie Cabena: Mass in the Dorian Mode

Introit: W. A. Mozart: Jesus, Word of God Incarnate (orig. Ave Verum Corpus)

Hymn of Communion # 497 I Will Praise Him [I WILL PRAISE HIM]

Spoken Litany # 464 Come To The Table (read, not sung,  in unison)

Offertory: Edvard Grieg: To the Spring ((op. 43, 6) (piano)

Anthem: Mogens Wöldike: O Thou Who At Thy Eucharist Didst Pray

Hymn of Invitation # 738 The Wonder Of It All [WONDER OF IT ALL]

Hymn of Declaration # 430 Showers Of Blessings [SHOWERS ON BLESSING]

Postlude: Paul Manz: God Of Grace (organ)


NOVEMBER 8 [Four Seasons of Faith: Summer]

Prelude: Agathe Backer-Grøndahl: Sommervise (op. 45, 3) (piano)

Introit: Emma Lou Diemer: Blessed Are You

Spoken Litany # 238 Calls To Worship (Leader reads # 1, people read # 2)

Hymn of Welcome # 508 Love Lifted Me [SAFETY]

Offertory: Enrico Passini: Cantabile #2 (organ)

Anthem: Waldemar Ahlén: The Earth Adorned (Psalm of Summer)

Hymn of Invitation # 585 Be Still And Know [BE STILL AND KNOW]

Hymn of Declaration # 465 Baptized In Water [BUNESSAN]

Postlude: Dan Forrest: Gaelic Morning (piano)


NOVEMBER 15 [Four Seasons of Faith: Fall]

Prelude: tbd (organ)

Introit: Andy Beck: Autumn

Spoken Litany # 238 Calls To Worship (Leader reads # 3, people read # 4)

Hymn of Welcome # 16 All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name [DIADEM]

Offertory: Herbert Howells: De La Mare’s Pavane (op. 41, 9) (piano)

Anthem: Sasha Johnson Manning: For The Fallen (written for TBC)

Hymn of Invitation # 520 The Longer I Serve Him [THE SWEETER HE GROWS]

Hymn of Declaration # 466 Jesus, Our Lord And King [TRENTHAM]

Postlude: Amy Beach: In Autumn (op. 15, 1) (piano)


NOVEMBER 22 [Four Seasons of Faith: Winter]

Prelude: tbd (organ)

Introit: Judith Bingham: God Be In My Head

Spoken Litany # 238 Calls To Worship (Leader reads # 5, people read # 6)

Hymn of Welcome # 591 Jesus Calls Us [GALILEE]

Offertory: Peter Tchaikovsky: November (piano)

Anthem: Dan Forrest: Song of the Wanderer

Hymn of Invitation # 336 There Is A Fountain (vv. 1-2) [CLEANSING FOUNTAIN]

Hymn of Declaration # 336 There Is A Fountain (vv. 3-5) [CLEANSING FOUNTAIN]

Postlude: tbd (organ)


NOVEMBER 29 [Advent I: Micah recognizes Bethlehem] (Thanksgiving Weekend)

Prelude: J. S. Bach, arr. Granville Bantock: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (BWV 645) (piano)

Introit: T. Frederick H. Candlyn: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Hymn of Welcome # 794 Let All Things Now Living [ASH GROVE]

Spoken Litany # 283 Night Of Miracles (people join at “He will stand …”)

Offertory: J. S.  Bach: Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ (BWV 604) (organ)

Anthem: Melissa Dunphy: A New Heart (written for TBC)

Hymn of Invitation # 286 Once In Royal David’s City (VV. 1-2) [IRBY]

Hymn of Declaration # insert Hark, The Glad Sound [BRISTOL]

Postlude: James M. Guthrie: Prelude on Bristol (organ)


DECEMBER 6 [Advent II: The Vision of Daniel (Chapter 7)] [ANCIENT OF DAYS]

Prelude: J. S. Bach: Kommst du nun von Himmel Herunter (BWV 650) (organ)

Introit: arr. Jay Rouse: Come, Emmanuel, Come

Communion Music: Martha Shaffer: Come, Risen Lord (written for TBC) + # 302 Twila Paris: Lamb Of God

Hymn of Communion # 8 Come, Thou Almighty King [ITALIAN HYMN]

Spoken Litany # 77 Worthy Of Love And Praise (people join at “I love You, O Lord …)

Offertory: Emma Lou Diemer: Let Us Break Bread Together (piano)

Anthem: Adam Kosberg: Where Cross The Crowded Ways Of Life (written for TBC)

Hymn of Invitation # insert William Doane: “Ancient of Days” [tune # 458 O PERFECT LOVE]

Hymn of Declaration # 33 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise [DENIO]

Postlude: Flor Peeters: Festival Prelude (organ)


DECEMBER 13 [Advent III: Isaiah prophesies the Savior] (Carol Service) with nightmusic brass ensemble

The Prophecy of the Lord


Douglas Nolan: A Prayer for Advent

  1. F. Handel: Behold, A Virgin Shall Conceive (from MESSIAH)

John Ness Beck: Every Valley

William Mathias: Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates (op. 44, 2)

Jane Marshall: He Comes To Us As One Unknown

Howard Helvey: My Lord, What A Mornin’!

Michael Praetorius: Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming

Otto Goldschmidt: A Tender Shoot

Patrick Hadley: I Sing Of A Maiden

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Truth From Above

Philip Barnes: The Lord At First Did Adam Make

Piano duet: J. S. Bach, arr. György Kurtag: Nun Komm Der Heiden Heiland (BWV 659) (organ)


  1. S. Bach: Vom Himmel Hoch (organ)

Johannes Brahms: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (organ)


Emma Lou Diemer: Prepare the Royal Highway

Hymn of Welcome # 130 His Glorious Name [FINLANDIA]

Hymn of Invitation # 758 Lift Up Your Heads [LIFT UP YOUR HEADS]

Hymn of Declaration # 754 Lo, He Comes With Clouds Descending [REGENT SQUARE]


DECEMBER 20 [Advent IV: John the Baptist foretells of the Coming]

Prelude: J. S. Bach: Nun Komm Der Heiden Heiland (BWV 659) (organ)

Introit: Hal Hopson, arr. Emily Lund: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Spoken Litany #378 The Light

Hymn of Welcome # insert “When Christ The Lord Would Come On Earth” [tune # 817 LAMB OF GOD]

Offertory: J. S. Bach, arr. Gerald M. Cooper: Es Ist Das Heil Uns Kommen Hier (piano)

Anthem: Orlando Gibbons: This Is The Record Of John

Hymn of Invitation # insert “On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist Cry” (tune WINCHESTER NEW]

Hymn of Declaration # 240 Of Your Father’s Love Begotten [DIVINUM MYSTERIUM]

Postlude: Emma Lou Diemer: My Lord, What A Morning! (piano)


DECEMBER 24 [Gabriel announces the Birth] (Christmas Eve) Service of Lessons & Carols

Prelude: Peter Tchaikovsky: December (piano)

Introit: arr. David Willcocks: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (choir + congregation)

Hymn of Welcome # 251 It Came Upon The Midnight Clear [CAROL]

Offertory: Dan Forrest: It Came Upon That Midnight Clear (piano)

Anthems: J. S. Bach: Break Forth, O Beauteous Morning Light

Benjamin Britten: The Holly And The Ivy

Benjamin Britten: The Oxen

Philip Barnes: The First Nowell

Henry Balfour Gardiner: Noel (piano)

Hymn of Invitation # insert Baring-Gould: “The Angel Gabriel” [GABRIEL’S MESSAGE]

Hymns of Declaration # 253 Silent Night [STILLE NACHT] + # 261 Away In A Manger  (vv. 1-2) [CRADLE SONG]

Postlude: tbd (organ)


DECEMBER 27 [Herod and the Holy Innocents]

Prelude: Peter Tchaikovsky: A Winter Morning (op. 39, 2) (piano)

Introit: Anonymous English: Coventry Carol

Spoken Litany # 276 The Word Became Flesh (read in unison)

Hymn of Welcome # 272 While Shepherd Watched Their Flocks By Night [CHRISTMAS]

Offertory: Keith Chapman: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (organ)

Anthem: Katherine K. Davis: To Shepherds Fast Asleep

Hymn of Invitation # insert Laurence Housman: “When Christ Was Born In Bethlehem” (tune # 306 MARTYRDOM]

Hymn of Declaration # 278 Angels, We Have Heard On High [GLORIA]

Postlude: J. S. Bach, arr. Arthur Bliss: Das Alte Jahr Vergangen Ist  (piano)

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