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


[Sermon Series for January: Journeys of Faith]
JANUARY 3 [Christmas I – The Journey to Bethlehem by the Wise Men] [Soloist: Nathan Brown]
Prelude: J. S. Bach: Overture from the Christmas Oratorio (piano)
Hymn of Communion: Bread of Heaven [ARFON]
Litany/Poem: Christina Rossetti: After Communion
Offertory: Keith Chapman: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (organ)
Anthem: Benjamin Britten: A New Year’s Carol
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: The Old Year Now Away Is Fled [GREENSLEEVES]
Postlude: Mark Hayes: Fum! Fum! Fum! (organ)


JANUARY 10 [Epiphany – The Flight into Egypt] [Soloists: Sylvia Barnes, Parker Lindsey]
Prelude: Charles Raymond Cronham: The Kings of the Orient March (organ)
Litany/Poem: Christina Rossetti: A Christmas Carol (The Shepherds had an angel)
Offertory: BTS (Bang Si-hyuk): Epiphany (DooPiano arrangement)
Anthem: Peter Cornelius: The Three Kings
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: As With Gladness Men Of Old [DIX]
Postlude: Larry Shackley: As With Gladness Men Of Old (piano)


JANUARY 17 [Epiphany II – The Road from Selma led by Dr. Martin Luther King] [Soloist: Adam Kosberg]
Prelude: Karl Jenkins: Hymn in memoriam Martin Luther King, jr. (trombone and organ)
Poem Litany: Maya Angelou: Abundant Hope
Offertory: Emma Lou Diemer: Poor Wayfarin’ Stranger (piano)
Anthem: H. T. Burleigh: De Blin’ Man Stood On De Road An’ Cried
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration (insert): Spiritual: We Shall Overcome
Postlude: Carl Haywood: Improvisation on We Shall Overcome (trombone and organ)


JANUARY 24 [Epiphany III – The Voyage via Malta for St. Paul] [Soloist: David Miller]
Choral Prelude: Thomas Campion, arr. Granville Bantock: Never Weather-Beaten Sail (sung)
Poem: John Henry Newman: St. Paul at Melita
Offertory: Edward MacDowell: Idyll (from Sea Pictures, op. 55, 4) (organ)
Anthem: George Dyson: And Now I Exhort You (from St. Paul’s Journey to Melita)
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: #549 Higher Ground
Postlude: Cindy Berry: Higher Ground (piano)


JANUARY 31 [Epiphany IV – What Is YOUR Pilgrimage? Where are YOU going?] [Soloist: Jilliann Law]
Prelude: Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: January (from Das Jahr) (piano)
Poem: John Bunyan: Mr. Valiant-for-Truth passes over to the other side
Offertory: Théodore Dubois: Offertoire (from Ten Pieces) (organ)
Anthem: Thomas Dunhill: Pilgrim Song
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration (insert): Henry Smart, arr. Hebble: Hark, Hark My Soul [PILGRIMS]
Postlude: Mary McDonald: Come Ye Faithful, Raise The Strain (organ)




FEBRUARY 7 [Epiphany V – Old Testament Promise] [Soloists: ]
Prelude: Alexandre Tansman: Chant sans Paroles (piano)
Hymn of Communion: Alexander Archangelsky: Trisagion
Litany: Fran Pratt: Litany for Burning Bushes
Offertory: Léon Boëllmann: Prière à Notre Dame (from Suite Gothique) (organ)
Anthem: John Gardner: The Water Stood Like Walls Of Brass (Cambridge Hymnal)
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: #23 The God of Abraham Praise [LEONI]
Postlude: Peter Tchaikovsky: Chant sans Paroles (op. 40, 6) (piano)


FEBRUARY 14 [Epiphany VI – New Testament Redemption] [Soloist: Sarah Price]
Prelude: Florence Beatrice Price: Adoration (organ)
Poem: George Herbert: Redemption
Offertory: Dan Forrest: Since I Have Been Redeemed (piano)
Anthem: G. F. Handel: I Know That My Redeemer Liveth (from Messiah)
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration (insert): Redeemed, How I Love To Proclaim It [REDEMED]
Postlude: Germaine Tailleferre: Romance (piano)

FEBRUARY 17 [Ash Wednesday] [Soloists: Gene Dobbs Bradford, Steve Johnston]


[Sermon Series for Lent: Sorting the sheep from the goats]
FEBRUARY 21 [Lent I] [Jesus as a scapegoat?] [Soloist: Sarah Price]
Prelude: Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: February (from Das Jahr) (piano)
Poem: Robert Graves: In The Wilderness
Offertory: Mary Beth Bennett: Pange Lingua (organ)
Anthem: John Ireland: The Scapegoat
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: #347 And Can It Be? [SAGINA]
Postlude: Hiroyuki Sawano: scaPEGoat (piano)


FEBRUARY 28 [Lent II] Jesus as the Shepherd] (Examine a shepherd’s role; are we all ‘shepherds’?) [Soloist: David Miller]
Prelude: J. S. Bach: Pastorella in F major (mvt. #3) (piano)
Poem: Isaac Watts: God Our Shepherd
Scripture: Zechariah 13:7 “God will strike the shepherd and his sheep will scatter.”
Offertory: Howard Goodall: The Lord Is My Shepherd (piano)
Anthem: Sacred Harp, arr. Elizabeth Poston: My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: #694 The Lord’s My Shepherd [CRIMOND]
Postlude: Percy Grainger: Shepherd’s Hey (piano)




MARCH 7 [Lent III – Jesus as the Sacrificial Lamb of God] [Soloist: Heather Fehl, Jilliann Law]
Prelude: Herbert Howells: The Chosen Tune (piano)
Hymn of Communion: Twila Paris: Lamb of God
Scripture: Isaiah 53:7b: “He was led like a lamb to the slaughter and as a sheep is silent before shearers, He never said a word.”
Offertory: Frank Martin: Agnus Dei (organ)
Anthem: Herbert Howells: Piping Down The Valleys Wild (duet)
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: #314 What Wondrous Love Is This? [WONDROUS LOVE]
Postlude: Herbert Howells: Musica Sine Nomine (piano)


MARCH 14 [Lent IV] [Bohemia – Cradle of the Reformation] [BOHEMIA/CZECHOSLOVAKIA] [Soloist:]
Prelude: František Brixi: Toccata in A major (organ)
Poem: attrib. Jan Hus: Jesus Christ, our true Salvation (trans. R. F. Littledale) (“Lyra Eucharistica”)
Offertory: Bedrich Smetana: Melancholy (op. 5, 2) (piano)
Anthem: Antonin Dvorak: God Is My Shepherd (op. 99, 4)
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration (insert): Antonin Dvorak: Sinful Soul, Idle Not [NEW WORLD]
Postlude: Frantisek Drdla: Souvenir (piano)


MARCH 21 [Lent V] [The Overlooked] [TAILLEFERRE] [Soloist: Adam Kosberg]
Prelude: Germaine Tailleferre: Larghetto (from Deux Pieces pour Piano) (piano)
Litany for the Lost and Found (Fran Pratt)
Offertory: Germaine Tailleferre: Berceuse (trombone & piano)
Anthem: Germaine Tailleferre: Pastorale (trombone & piano)
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration
Postlude: Germaine Tailleferre: Impromptu (piano)


MARCH 28 [Palm Sunday – Why did Jesus enter Jerusalem on a donkey?] [Soloist: tba]
Prelude: J. S. Bach: Hilf Gott, dass mir’s gelinge (BWV 624) (organ)
Litany/Poem: G. K. Chesterton: The Donkey
Offertory: Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: March (from Das Jahr) (piano)
Anthem: arr. Larry Shackley: Ride On, King Jesus
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: #300 All Glory, Laud, and Honor [ST. THEODULPH]
Postlude: Healey Willan: Prelude on St. Theodulph (organ)



APRIL 2 (Good Friday) [Soloists: Nathan Brown, Perseid String Quartet]
Poem: Christina Rossetti: Good Friday
Franz Josef Haydn: Seven Last Words
Francis Pott: Pilgrim (world premiere) (written for TBC)


[Sermon Series for April: Gardens of faith] 

APRIL 4 [Easter – The Tomb in the Garden] [Soloist: Nathan Brown]
Prelude: J. S. Bach: Christ lag in Todes Banden (piano)
Hymn of Communion: Bread of Heaven [ARFON]
Poem: Edmund Spenser: Most Glorious Lord Of Life
Offertory: Enrique Granados: En el jardin (from Libro de horas) (piano)
Anthem: Cecil Cope: He Is Risen
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: #365 Alleluia! Alleluia! [ODE TO JOY]
Postlude: (organ)


APRIL 11 [Low Sunday – Garden of Gethsemane; what happened there?]
Prelude: Lili Boulanger: D’Un Vieux Jardin (3 Morceaux, 1) (piano)
Poem: Rudyard Kipling: Gethsemane
Offertory: (organ)
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration (insert): Go To Dark Gethsemane [NICHT SO TRAURIG]
Postlude: Sasha Johnson Manning: A Low Sunday Celebration (written for TBC) (piano & organ)


APRIL 18 [Easter II – Garden of Eden; what does it mean?] [Soloist: tba]
Prelude: Andrew Fletcher: Cantilena (organ)
Poem: Robert Frost: Nothing Gold Can Stay
Offertory: Lili Boulanger: D’Un Jardin Clair (3 Morceaux, 2)
Anthem: Peter Tchaikovsky: Legend
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: All Things Bright And Beautiful [ROYAL OAK]
Postlude: Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: April (from Das Jahr) (piano)


APRIL 25 [Easter II – How does YOUR garden grow? Growing faith] [Soloist:]
Prelude: Haydn Wood: An April Shower at Kew (piano)
Offertory: (organ)
Anthem: L. J. White: A Prayer of St. Richard of Chichester
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: #635 In The Garden [GARDEN]
Postlude: Percy Grainger: Country Gardens (piano)




Sermon Series for May: American Women Visionaries
MAY 2 [Fanny Crosby] [Soloists: Heather Fehl, David Miller]
Prelude: (organ)
Hymn of Communion (insert): Bread of the World (Cambridge Hymnal) [RENDEZ A DIEU]
A Litany of Fanny Crosby
Offertory: Lili Boulanger: Cortège (3 Morceaux, 3) (piano)
Anthem: Sasha Johnson Manning: Psalm 93 (written for TBC)
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: Blessed Assurance
Postlude: Charles Callahan: A Gospel Prelude (piano & organ)


MAY 9 [Harriet Tubman] [Soloist:]
Prelude: (organ)
Poem Litany: Langston Hughes: Freedom Train
Offertory: Emma Lou Diemer: Deep River (piano)
Anthem: Harry T. Burleigh: Go Down, Moses
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: Spiritual: The Gospel Train
Postlude: Aaron David Miller: Festive Gloria (organ)


MAY 16 [Susan B. Anthony] [Soloist:]
Prelude: Enrique Granados: May Song (op. 1, 3) (piano)
Poem: “I pray every single moment of my life;
Not on my knees but with my work.
My prayer is to lift women to equality with men.
Work and worship are one with me.”
Offertory: Arthur Foote: Prelude (op. 50, 5) (organ)
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration
Postlude: Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: May (from Das Jahr) (piano)


MAY 23 [Pentecost] [Soloist:]
Prelude: Herbert Howells: Tranquillo (Six Short Pieces, 1) (organ)
Poem: William Blake: Pentecost + Malcolm Guite: Pentecost
Offertory: Herbert Howells: Lambert’s Fireside (piano)
Anthem: arr. Anthony Milner: Come, Holy Ghost (Cambridge Hymnal)
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration
Postlude: (organ)


MAY 30 [Trinity] (Memorial Day Weekend) [Soloist:]
Prelude: (piano)
Litany/Poem: George Herbert: Trinitie Sunday
Offertory: (organ)
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: Three In One And One In Three [CAPETOWN]
Postlude: (piano)

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