Service Music

The Chancel Choir, open to all singers, rehearses in the Choir Room on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30, and on Sunday mornings at 10:30 for the 11 a.m. service.

Third Baptist Music List, January–December, 2023

[Sermon Series for January: Paying Homage/Matthew] 

JANUARY 1 (New Year’s Day) [The Holy Name of Jesus]
Prelude: J. S. Bach, arr. Arthur Bliss: Das Alte Jahr Vergangen Ist (BWV 614) (piano)
Introit: Benjamin Britten: A New Year Carol (op. 7, 5)
Communion Music: trad. Welsh hymn: Bread Of Heaven [ARFON]
Hymn of Communion: #460 Let Us Break Bread Together [LET US BREAK BREAD]
Offertory: Johann Gottlob Werner: Jesu, Meine Freude (organ)
Anthem: Stephen Paulus: A Savior From On High
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #258 Go, Tell It On The Mountain [GO TELL IT]
Postlude: Aaron David Miller: Go, Tell It On The Mountain (organ)

JANUARY 8 [Epiphany]
Prelude: Charles Raymond Cronham: The Kings Of The Orient (organ)
Introit: J. S. Bach: At Thy Feet
Poem: Malcolm Guite: Epiphany
Hymn of Affirmation #290 As With Gladness Men Of Old [DIX]
Offertory: Sasha Johnson Manning: January (from “A Year At Third”) (piano)
Responsorial Psalm 27, vv. 1 – 8 (omit vv. 2-3)
Anthem: Peter Cornelius: The Three Kings
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: To Thee, O God, Our Homage Pay
Postlude: J. S. Bach: Es Ist Das Heil (arr. Gerald Cooper) (piano)

JANUARY 15 [Epiphany II) (MLK Weekend)]
Prelude: Kenyon Emrys-Roberts: Theme from To Serve Them All My Days (piano)
Introit: William Grant Still: Here’s One
Prayer: Mara Adams: A Prayer for the Epiphany, MLK, and the New Year
Hymn of Affirmation #811 Another Year Is Dawning [AURELIA]
Offertory: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Allegro Molto (Three Impromptus, 2) (organ)
Responsorial Psalm 92, vv. 1 – 8 (quoted by Dr. King)
Anthem: arr. Larry Shackley: Twelve Gates Into The City
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #564 Just A Closer Walk With Thee [CLOSER WALK]
Postlude: Sasha Johnson Manning: Distant Thoughts of the Road to Calvary (world premiere) (piano)

JANUARY 22 [Epiphany III]
Prelude: Herbert Brewer: Elegy (organ)
Introit: Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Twelve Apostles
Poem: Cameron Bellm: A Prayer for the Feast of the Epiphany 
Hymn of Affirmation: Reginald Heber: Brightest And Best [EPIPHANY (Thrupp)]
Offertory: Peter Tchaikovsky: January (from “The Seasons,” op. 37a) (piano)
Responsorial Psalm 72, vv. 1 – 7 
Anthem: Joyce Eilers: Thy Will Be Done
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #663 I Offer My Life To You [I OFFER MY LIFE (Moen)]
Postlude: Andrew Carter: Trumpet Tune (organ)

JANUARY 29 [Epiphany IV]
Prelude: Cindy Berry: Brethren, We Have Met To Worship (piano)
Introit: Walter K. Stanton: Christ is the World’s True Light (w/ organ)
Poem: Christina Rossetti: Epiphanytide
Hymn of Affirmation: We Homage Pay (tune: William Bradbury)
Offertory: George Shearing: Amazing Grace (organ)
Responsorial Psalm 119, vv. 105 – 112 
Anthem: Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Golden Carol
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: E. H. Plumptre: Thine Arm, O Lord, In Days Of Old [ST. MATTHEW (William Croft)]
Postlude: Duke Ellington: Come Sunday (piano)

[Sermon Series for February: Offering Witness/Bartholomew]

FEBRUARY 5 [Epiphany V – Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple]
Prelude: Marianne Kim: I Want Jesus To Walk With Me (organ)
Introit: David Bednall: O Come, Let Us Sing Unto the Lord
Music for Communion: Barrie Cabena: Mass in the Dorian Mode 
Hymn of Communion #600 I Pledge Allegiance To The Lamb (sung twice) [I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE]
Offertory: J. S. Bach: Bist Diu Bei Mir (arr. William H. Harris) (piano)
Anthem: Johannes Eccard: When To The Temple Mary Went
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #675 I Gave My Life For Thee [KENOSIS]
Postlude: Brenda Portman: Fanfare Rondeau on Victory (organ)

FEBRUARY 12 [Epiphany VI]
Prelude: Thomas Dunhill: Three Preludes for Piano (1 & 2)
Introit: Frederick Ouseley: From The Rising Of The Sun [Purple Anthem Book]
Poem: Margaret Cagle: A Witness for Christ
Hymn of Affirmation #8 Come, Thou Almighty King [ITALIAN HYMN]
Offertory: Johannes Brahms: Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (op. 122, 5) (organ)
Responsorial Psalm 121
Anthem: arr. Roger Emerson: Witness
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: Ken Naylor: How Shall I Sing That Majesty (arr. J. R. Daniels) [COE FEN]
Postlude: Sasha Johnson Manning: February (from “A Year At Third”) (piano)

FEBRUARY 19 [Epiphany VII; Presidents’ Day Weekend]
Prelude: Emma Lou Diemer: Lasst Uns Erfreuen (organ)
Introit: Christopher Tye: O Come, Ye Servants Of The Lord
Poem: Prayer from President George H. W. Bush’s Inaugural Address, January 1989
Hymn of Affirmation #128 I Sing The Mighty Power Of God [ELLACOMBE]
Offertory: Peter Tchaikovsky: February [Carnival] (from “The Seasons,” op. 37a) (piano)
Responsorial Psalm 119, vv. 1 – 8
Anthem: John Rutter: Gloria (from Communion Service)
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #562 Be Thou My Vision [SLANE]
Postlude: Mary McDonald: God Of Our Fathers (organ)

FEBRUARY 22 [Ash Wednesday, 6pm]
Poem: Malcolm Guite: God So Loved The World
King John of Portugal: Faithful Cross (orig. Crux Fidelis)
John Stainer: God So Loved The World

FEBRUARY 26 [Lent I]
Prelude: J. S. Bach: O Mensch, Bewein’ Dein’ Sünde Gross (O Man, bewail) (arr. Herbert Howells) (piano)
Introit: Patricia Owens: Testimony
Poem: Madeleine L’Engle: For Lent 1966
Hymn of Affirmation: #589 Here I Am, Lord [HERE I AM, LORD]
Offertory: David Bednall: Meditation on the Passion Chorale (organ)
Responsorial Psalm 6
Anthem: Steven Stucky: Ah, Holy Jesus
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: Frances Havergal: To Thee, O Comforter Divine [ST. BARTHOMOMEW’S (Williams)]
Postlude: Henry Balfour Gardiner: De Profundis (piano)

[Sermon Series for Lent: Making Preparation/Simon]

MARCH 5 [Lent II]
Prelude: J. S. Bach: Christus, der uns selig macht (BWV 620) (organ)
Introit: Laura Story: Remember
Music for Communion: Barrie Cabena: Mass in the Dorian Mode
Hymn of Communion #459 We Remember You [WE REMEMBER YOU]
Offertory: Enrique Granados: Al Suplicio (from “Libro de Horas”) (piano)
Anthem: Howard Helvey: A Time To Watch, A Time To Pray
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: (insert) Rejoice And Prepare Now (vv. 1, & 3) [RESTORATION]
Postlude: Matthew H. Corl: The King’s Majesty (organ)

MARCH 12 [Lent III]
Prelude: Sasha Johnson Manning: March (from “A Year At Third”) (piano)
Introit: Healey Willan: Surely He Has Borne Our Griefs
Poem: Robert Herrick: Lent
Hymn of Affirmation #316 O Sacred Head, Now Wounded [PASSION CHORALE]
Offertory: Craig Phillips: Were You There? (organ)
Responsorial Psalm 51, vv. 1 – 8 
Anthem: Jane Marshall: He Comes To Us
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: (insert) Eternal Lord Of Love, Behold Your Church [OLD 124th]
Postlude: Dan Forrest: Arise, My Soul, Arise (piano)

MARCH 19 [Lent IV]
Prelude: Dale Wood: Be Thou My Vision (organ)
Introit: Orlando Gibbons: Drop, Drop, Slow Tears
Poem: Robert Graves: In The Wilderness
Hymn of Affirmation #319 Near The Cross [NEAR THE CROSS]
Offertory: Emma Lou Diemer: Guide My Feet (piano)
Responsorial Psalm 51, vv. 9 – 17 
Anthem: Craig Courtney: All Things New (for the start of spring, March 20)
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #682 Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah [CWM RHONDDA]
Postlude: Paul Manz: Cwm Rhondda (organ)

MARCH 26 [Lent V]
Prelude: Peter Tchaikovsky: March [Song of the Lark] (from “The Seasons,” op. 37a) (piano)
Introit: Thomas Attwood: Turn Thy Face From My Sins
Poem: Book of Common Prayer: Collect for Lent V (“Almighty God, You Alone Can Bring Into Order”)
Hymn of Affirmation # O Savior Who Wearest A Crown [PASSION CHORALE]
Offertory: César Franck: Prélude (from Prélude, Fugue, et Variation), op. 18 (organ)
Responsorial Psalm 118, vv. 19 – 24
Anthem: Sasha Johnson Manning: De Profundis
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: John Ellerton: Behold Us, Lord, A Little Space [ST. SIMON (Crüger)]
Postlude: J. S. Bach: Andante (from Brandenburg Concert #2) (BWV 1047) (arr. Eugene Goossens) (piano)

[Sermon Series for April: Finding Redemption/James The Lesser]

APRIL 2 [Lent VI: Palm Sunday]
Prelude: Robert K. Greenlee: Ride On, King Jesus (organ)
Introit: Richard DeLong: A Sacred Song for Palm Sunday
Music for Communion: Barrie Cabena: Mass in the Dorian Mode
Poem: Malcolm Guite: Palm Sunday
Hymn of Affirmation #300: All Glory, Laud And Honor [ST. THEODULPH]
Offertory: Sasha Johnson Manning: April [Palm Sunday] (from “A Year At Third”) (piano)
Responsorial Psalm 111, vv. 9 – 10
Anthem: arr. Bob Chilcott: All My Trials
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: (insert) Litany of St. James the Lesser: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence 
Postlude: Wilbur Held: The Royal Banners Forward Go (organ)

APRIL 7 (Good Friday) [Soloists: Patrick Rafferty, Perseid String Quartet, Anita Hagerman, Adam Kopff]
Patrick Gowers: The Death of Suite

APRIL 9 [Easter]
Prelude: Herbert Howells: Saraband for the Morning of Easter (organ)
Introit: Robert Lowry: Christ Arose (Hymn #357)
Music for Communion: Barrie Cabena: Mass in the Dorian Mode 
Poem: Edmund Spenser: Most Glorious Lord Of Life
Hymn of Affirmation #367 Christ The Lord Is Risen Today [EASTER HYMN]
Offertory: Herbert Howells: The ‘Chosen’ Tune (piano)
Anthem: Katherine K. Davis: The Stone Is Rolled Away
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #360 Jesus Christ Is Risen Today [LLANFAIR]
Postlude: Felix Mendelssohn: Finale (Sonata #1 in F minor, op. 65) (organ)

APRIL 16 [Low Sunday] [Easter II] [NO CHOIR]
Prelude: Haydn Wood: An April Shower at Kew (piano)
Poem: Alice Meynell: Easter Night
Hymn of Affirmation #366 I Live [I LIVE]
Offertory: Andrew Carter: Aria (organ)
Responsorial Psalm 16, vv. 5 – 11
Anthem: Paul Paviour: This Joyful Eastertide (piano)
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #365 Alleluia! Alleluia! [HYMN TO JOY]
Postlude: Sasha Johnson Manning: A Low Sunday Celebration (piano and organ)

APRIL 23 [Easter III]
Prelude: Germaine Tailleferre: Valse Lent (Two Pieces for Piano) (piano)
Introit: Charles Wood: This Joyful Eastertide
Poem: George Herbert: Easter (“Rise, Heart”)
Hymn of Affirmation #361 Worship Christ, the Risen King (omit v. 4) [REGENT SQUARE]
Offertory: Théodore Dubois: Offertoire (10 Pieces, 3) (organ)
Responsorial Psalm 22, vv. 22 – 27
Anthem: Howard Helvey: Jesus Paid It All
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #356 Redeemed (Fanny Crosby) [REDEEMED]
Postlude: Dan Forrest: Since I Have Been Redeemed (piano)

APRIL 30 [Easter IV]
Prelude: Enrique Granados: En El Jardin (from “Libro de Horas”) (piano)
Introit: arr. Philip Ledger: This Joyful Eastertide
Poem: George Herbert: Easter Wings
Hymn of Affirmation #2 Holy God, We Praise Thy Name [GROSSER GOTT]
Offertory: Johannes Brahms: Herzlich tut mich erfreuen (op. 122, 5) (organ)
Responsorial Psalm 22, vv. 28 – 31
Anthem: Lou Ann Shafer: Gethsemane’s Window
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration (insert): Go To Dark Gethsemane [NICHT SO TRAURIG]
Postlude: Peter Tchaikovsky: April [Snowdrop] (from “The Seasons,” op. 37a) (piano)

[Sermon Series for May: Extending Welcome/Andrew]

MAY 7 [Easter V]
Prelude: Peter Tchaikovsky: May [May Nights] (from “The Seasons,” op. 37a) (piano)
Introit: Harold Friedell: Draw Us In The Spirit’s Tether
Music for Communion: Barrie Cabena: Mass in the Dorian Mode 
Hymn of Communion #302 Come, Share The Lord [DIVERNON]
Offertory: Marianne Kim: Something For Thee (organ)
Anthem: Ralph Vaughan Williams: The May Day Carol
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #45 Crown Him With Many Crowns [DIADEMATA] 
Postlude: Florence Price: Festal March (organ)

MAY 14 [Easter VI]
Prelude: Paul Manz: Simple Gifts (organ)
Introit: arr. Martin Shaw: Now The Green Blade Riseth (Oxford Book of Carols)
Poem: Emily Dickinson: A Light Exists In Spring
Hymn of Affirmation: (insert) All Things Bright And Beautiful [ROYAL OAK]
Offertory: Chilly Gonzalez: Solitaire (piano)
Responsorial Psalm 23
Anthem: Elaine Hagenberg: You Do Not Walk Alone
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #564 Just A Closer Walk With Thee [CLOSER WALK]
Postlude: Robert J. Powell: We Walk By Faith (organ)

MAY 21 [Easter VII] [Sunday after Ascension]
Prelude: Enrique Granados: May Song (op. 1, 3) (piano)
Introit: Arthur Hutchings: God Is Gone Up With A Merry Noise
Poem: Malcolm Guite: Ascension
Hymn of Affirmation #592 Jesus Calls Us O’er The Tumult [ST. ANDREW (Thorne)]
Offertory: Charles-Marie Widor: Andante Sostenuto (from Symphonie Gothique) (organ)
Responsorial Psalm 24, vv. 7 – 10
Anthem: Dan Forrest: Song of the Wanderer
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #720 Come, Every One Who Is Thirsty [RIDER]
Postlude: Sasha Johnson Manning: May (from “A Year At Third”) (piano)

MAY 28 [Pentecost/Whitsunday] (Memorial Day Weekend)
Prelude: Seth Bingham: Roulade (organ)
Introit: Sasha Johnson Manning: Come, Holy Ghost” (world premiere) (TBC commission)
Poem: William Blake: Pentecost
Hymn of Affirmation (insert) Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire (PLAINSONG)
Offertory: Sigfrid Karg-Elert: Gott des Himmels und der Erden (op. 65, 35) (organ)
Responsorial Psalm 104, vv. 27 – 34
Anthem: Benjamin Britten: Rejoice in God, O Ye Tongues (from Rejoice in the Lamb, op.30)
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #393 Breathe On Me, Breath Of God [TRENTHAM]
Postlude: Sasha Johnson Manning: Pentecost Fire (world premiere) (TBC commission) (piano and organ)

[Sermon Series for June: Sharing Joy/Matthias]

JUNE 4 [Trinity Sunday] 
Prelude: Brahms: Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2 (piano)
Introit: Peter Aston: So They Gave Their Bodies
Music for Communion: Barrie Cabena: Mass in the Dorian Mode
Poem: Malcolm Guite: A Sonnet for Trinity Sunday
Hymn of Communion #464 Come To The Table [COME TO THE TABLE]
Offertory: Florence Price: Adoration (organ)
Anthem: Ola Gjeilo: Trinity
Hymn of Affirmation #3: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty [NICAEA]
Postlude: Dan Miller: Holy, Holy, Holy (piano & organ)

JUNE 11 [Trinity II]
Prelude: Alice Jordan: Beside Still Waters (organ)
Introit: Spiritual: Mary And Martha (arr. Arthur Hilton)
Poem: John Newton: the Joy Of The Lord Is Your Strength
Hymn of Affirmation #391 Sweet, Sweet Spirit [SWEET, SWEET SPIRIT]
Offertory: Peter Tchaikovsky: June [Barcarolle] (from “The Seasons,” op. 37a) (piano)
Responsorial Psalm 100
Anthem: Healey Willan: Now Let The Heavens Be Joyful
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #395 Descend, O Holy Spirit [EWING]
Postlude: Mary McDonald: Come Ye Faithful, Raise The Strain (organ)

JUNE 18 [Trinity III] [J. S. BACH]
Prelude: J. S. Bach: Sarabande (from Cello Suite in D major, BWV 1008) (arr. Leonard Borwick) (piano)
Introit: J. S. Bach: All People At This House (Easy Anthem Book)
Poem: Lars Gustafsson: The Stillness Of The World Before Bach
Hymn of Affirmation #264 Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light [ERMUNTRE DICH]
Offertory: J. S. Bach: Andante Cantabile (from Violin Sonata #2), arr. Virgil Fox (organ)
Responsorial Psalm 65 vv. 1 – 7
Anthem: J. S. Bach: Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring (from Cantata #147)
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #404 Faith Of Our Fathers [ST. MATTHIAS (Monk)]
Postlude: Alec Templeton: Bach Goes To Town (piano)

JUNE 25 [Trinity IV]
Prelude: George Shearing: I Love Thee, My Lord (organ)
Introit: Benjamin Britten: For I Will Consider My Cat Jeoffrey* (from Rejoice in the Lamb, op. 30)
Poem: Fanny Crosby: O Child Of God
Hymn of Affirmation #270 Joy To The World [ANTIOCH]
Offertory: Sasha Johnson Manning: June (from “A Year At Third”) (piano)
Responsorial Psalm 65 vv. 8 – 13
Anthem: John Ireland: Ex Ore Innocentium
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #396 Breathe On Me [TRUETT]
Postlude: John Ireland: Alla Marcia (organ)

[Sermon Series for July: Building Community/Peter]

Prelude: Edvard Grieg: Herr, ich habe missgehandelt (organ)
Introit: Edvard Grieg: Jesu, Friend Of Sinners 
Music for Communion: Alexander Archangelsky: Trisagion
Hymn of Communion (insert) 
Offertory: Edvard Grieg: Solveig’s Song (piano)
Anthem: Edvard Grieg: God’s Peace Is Peace Eternal
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: #528 My Faith Has Found A Resting Place [LANDAS]
Postlude: Niels Gade: Moderato (Tre Tonstykker, 1, op. 22) (organ)

JULY 9 [Trinity VI]
Prelude: Gerald Near: Blessed Assurance (organ)
Poem: Fanny Crosby: O Child Of God
Hymn of Affirmation #18 Let’s Just Praise The Lord (Bill Gaither) [LET’S JUST PRAISE THE LORD]
Offertory: Fanny Hensel: July (from “Das Jahr”) (piano)
Responsorial Psalm 80, vv. 1 – 10
Anthem: John Rutter: The Lord Bless You And Keep You
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #401 The Church’s Foundation [AURELIA]
Postlude: Dale Wood: O Jesus, King Most Wonderful (organ)

JULY 16 [Trinity VII] (Celebrating St. Peter) [FULL CHOIR]
Prelude: Benjamin Britten: Prelude and Fugue on a theme of Vittoria (organ)
Introit: Benjamin Britten: Hallelujah (from Rejoice in the Lamb, op. 30)
Poem: Malcolm Guite: A Sonnet for St. Peter
Hymn of Affirmation #63 All Creatures Of Our God And King (vv. 1 & 5) [LASST UNS ERFREUEN]
Offertory: Elton John: Where To Now, St. Peter? (piano)
Responsorial Psalm 16 (excerpts)
Anthem: Benjamin Britten: Hymn To St. Peter
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #123: How Sweet The Name Of Jesus Sounds [ST. PETER]
Postlude: Harold Darke: Prelude on “St. Peter” (organ)

JULY 23 [Trinity VIII]
Prelude: Sasha Johnson Manning: July (from “A Year At Third”) (piano)
Introit: Benjamin Britten: For The Mouse Is A Creature Of Great Personal Valour* (from Rejoice in the Lamb, op. 30)
Poem: Christina Rossetti: Trinity Sunday
Hymn of Affirmation #29 Begin, My Tongue, Some Heavenly Theme [ST. ANNE]
Offertory: William Lloyd Webber: Aria (organ)
Responsorial Psalm 17, vv. 6 – 9
Anthem: William H. Harris: Vox Ultima Crucis (Easy Anthem Book)
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #416 We’re Marching To Zion [MARCHING TO ZION]
Postlude: Peter Tchaikovsky: July [Song of the Reaper] (from “The Seasons,” op. 37a) (piano)

JULY 30 [Trinity IX]
Prelude: Ludovico Einaudi: Le Onde (piano)
Introit: Benjamin Britten: For The Flowers Are Great Blessings* (from Rejoice in the Lamb, op. 30)
Poem: Claude McKay: A Prayer
Hymn of Affirmation #33 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise [ST. DENIO]
Offertory: Carl Heywood: His Eye Is On The Sparrow (organ)
Responsorial Psalm 15
Anthem: : Sasha Johnson Manning: The Lord Is King (Psalm 93)
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #429 They’ll Know We Are Christians [ST. BRENDAN’S]
Postlude: Peter Tchaikovsky: July [Song of the Reaper] (from “The Seasons,” op. 37a) (piano)

[Sermon Series for August: Growing Faith/Thomas]

AUGUST 6 [Trinity X; Feast of the Transfiguration] [FULL CHOIR] [NORWAY]
Prelude: Edvard Grieg: Fugue on “G.A.D.E.” (organ)
Introit: Edvard Grieg: Jesu, Friend Of Sinners
Music for Communion: Alexander Archangelsky: Trisagion; Twila Paris: Lamb of God
Hymn of Communion: Norwegian melody: Jesus, I Long For Thy Blessed Communion [JESU DIN SØOTE FORENING Å SMAKE]
Offertory: Edvard Grieg: Solveig’s Song (piano)
Anthem: Edvard Grieg: God’s Peace Is Peace Eternal
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: #528 My Faith Has Found A Resting Place [LANDAS]
Postlude: Niels Gade: Moderato (Tre Tonstykker, 1, op. 22) (organ)

AUGUST 13 [Trinity XI] 
Prelude: Peter Tchaikovsky: August [The Harvest] (from “The Seasons,” op. 37a) (piano)
Introit: Randall Sensmeier: Martha, Mary, Waiting, Weeping
Poem: Christina Rossetti: Come Unto Me
Hymn of Affirmation #11 Come, Thou Fount Of Every Blessing [NETTLETON]
Offertory: (organ)
Responsorial Psalm 84, vv. 1 – 7
Anthem: Anne Krentz Organ: We Walk By Faith
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration (insert) Derek Williams: Give Me The Wings Of Faith [SAN ROCCO]
Postlude: Sasha Johnson Manning: August (from “A Year At Third”) (piano)

Prelude: Orlando Gibbons: Ground (organ)
Introit: Ralph Vaughan Williams: Hymn Tune Prelude on ‘Song 13” by Orlando Gibbons
Poem: A Litany of Fanny Crosby
Hymn of Affirmation: Orlando Gibbons: Eternal Ruler Of The Ceaseless Round [SONG 1]
Offertory: Orlando Gibbons: Maske: The Fairest Nimphs (piano)
Responsorial Psalm 84, vv. 8 – 12
Anthem: Orlando Gibbons: O Lord, Increase My Faith
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #58 Those Dear Tokens Of His Passion (vv. 3 – 4) [ST. THOMAS]
Postlude: Orlando Gibbons: A Fancy, or Voluntary (organ)

AUGUST 27 [Trinity XIII] 
Prelude: J. S. Bach: Adagio in D minor (BWV 974) (guitar)
Introit: Peter Tranchell: O That Our Faith
Poem: Jason Z. Guest: Balm Of Gilead
Hymn of Affirmation #404: Henri F. Hemy: Faith Of Our Fathers [ST. CATHERINE]
Offertory: Emma Lou Diemer: There Is A Balm In Gilead (piano) 
Responsorial Psalm 119, vv. 1 – 8 
Anthem: Howard Helvey: We Walk By Faith And Not By Sight 
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #539 My Faith Looks Up To Thee [OLIVET]
Postlude: Peter Maxwell Davies: Farewell To Stromness (piano)

[Sermon Series for September: Finding Hope/Philip] (full choral services resume)

SEPTEMBER 3 (Labor Day Weekend) [Trinity XIV]
Prelude: William Lloyd Webber: Festal March (organ)
Introit: Thomas Tallis: If Ye Love Me
Music for Communion: Peter Aston
Hymn of Communion #219 Surely The Presence [SURELY THE PRESENCE]
Offertory: Fanny Hensel: September (from “Das Jahr”) (piano)
Anthem: Peter Aston: If Ye Love Me
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: 552 I Am Thine, O Lord [I AM THINE]
Postlude: William Mathias: Fanfare (organ)

SEPTEMBER 10 [Trinity XV]
Prelude: Chilly Gonzalez: Prelude in C Sharp minor (piano)
Introit: Austin Lovelace: I Sing The Lord A Morning Song
Poem: Henry Vaughan: The Revival
Hymn of Affirmation #221 All Praise To Our Redeeming Lord [AZMON]
Offertory: Dan Locklair: Rubrics: … and the peace may be exchanged (organ)
Responsorial Psalm 85, vv. 8 – 13
Anthem: Zoltan Kodaly: Psalm 114
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #550 I Want To Be Like Jesus [IVES]
Postlude: Sasha Johnson Manning: September (from “A Year At Third”) (piano)

SEPTEMBER 17 [Trinity XVI]
Prelude: J. S. Bach: Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein (BWV 734) (organ)
Introit: J. S. Bach: : Awake Us Lord And Hasten
Poem: Charles Tomlinson: If Bach Had Been A Beekeeper
Hymn of Affirmation #34 He Is Lord (with optional repeat) [HE IS LORD]
Offertory: J. S. Bach: Jesu, Unser Trost Und Leben (BWV 475) (arr. Lennart Morée) (piano)
Responsorial Psalm 62, vv. 5 – 8
Anthem: Elaine Hagenberg: O Love
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #541 The Joy Of The Lord [THE JOY OF THE LORD]
Postlude: J. S. Bach: Little Fugue in C minor (BWV 553) (organ)

Prelude: Cindy Berry: O God, Our Help In Ages Past (piano)
Introit: Peter Tranchell: O That Our Faith
Poem: Emily Brontë: Hope
Hymn of Affirmation: Lord, In This Thy Mercy’s Day [ST. PHILIP (Monk)]
Offertory: David Ashley White: Aria (organ)
Responsorial Psalm 71, vv. 1 – 8
Anthem: Herbert Howells: Like As The Hart Desireth The Waterbrooks
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration Robert Bridges: All My Hope On God Is Founded [MICHAEL (Howells)]
Postlude: Peter Tchaikovsky: September [The Hunt] (from “The Seasons,” op. 37a) (piano)

[Sermon Series for October: Expressing Charity/Jude]

OCTOBER 1 [Trinity XVIII] 
Prelude: Richard Proulx: Prelude on “Let Us Break Bread Together” (organ)
Introit: Richard Phipps: Create In Me A Clean Heart, O God
Music for Communion: Peter Aston
Hymn of Communion #322 In Remembrance [RED]
Offertory: Cindy Berry: Revive Us Again (piano)
Anthem: Christopher Tye: Give Almes Of Thy Goods
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: #343 Amazing Grace [NEW BRITAIN]
Postlude: Charles Callahan: Fanfare on ‘McKee’ (organ)

OCTOBER 8 [Trinity XIX]
Prelude: Amy Summers - O Lux Beata Trinitas (organ)
Introit:Benjamin Britten: The Twelve Apostles
Poem: Christina Rossetti: The Greatest of These is Charity
Hymn of Affirmation #387 Holy Spirit, Thou Art Welcome (sung twice) [THOU ART WELCOME]
Offertory: Peter Tchaikovsky: October [Autumn Song] (from “The Seasons,” op. 37a) (piano)
Responsorial Psalm 112
Anthem: Ken Medema: Come, Build A Church
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #147 How Great Thou Art [O STORE GUD]
Postlude: Dan Forrest: How Great Thou Art (piano)

OCTOBER 15 [Trinity XX]
Prelude: F. J. Haydn: Adagio in C major (Sonata Hob. XVI:1 2nd movement) (piano)
Introit: Richard Phipps: Create In Me A Clean Heart, O God
Poem: T. S. Eliot: Of all that was done in the past (from “Choruses from ’The Rock’”)
Hymn of Affirmation #38 Ye Servants Of God [HANOVER]
Offertory: Sasha Johnson Manning: October (from “A Year At Third”) (piano)
Responsorial Psalm 27, vv. 4 – 10
Anthem: Jacob Narverud: You Are The New Day
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration (insert) James Montgomery’s Faith, Hope, And Charity [tune # 665 MARYTON]
Postlude: W. A. Mozart: Allegro in C major (Sonata K 279 (189d) 3rd movement) (piano)

OCTOBER 22 [Trinity XXI]
Prelude: Emma Lou Diemer: Every Time I Feel the Spirit (piano)
Introit: Charles Wood: Bow Down Thine Ear
Poem: Langston Hughes: Dreams
Hymn of Affirmation: Marty Haugen: Let Us Build A House [TWO OAKS]
Offertory: Frank Bridge: Adagio (organ)
Responsorial Psalm 12
Anthem: Edward Bairstow: Though I Speak With The Tongues Of Men
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration (insert) Where Charity And Love Prevail [TWENTY-FOURTH]
Postlude: Ludovico Einaudi: Passaggio (piano)

OCTOBER 29 [Trinity XXII]
Prelude: Léon Boëllmann: Prière à Notre Dame (Suite Gothique, 3) (organ)
Introit: Maurice Duruflé: The Lord’s Prayer (originally “Notre Père”)
Poem: Susan Noyes Anderson: Charity Is Love
Hymn of Affirmation #563 Open My Eyes That I May See [SCOTT]
Offertory: Peggy Glanville-Hicks: Prelude for a Pensive Pupil (piano)
Responsorial Psalm 27, vv. 11 – 14
Anthem: Benjamin Britten: Rejoice In The Lamb (op. 30) [complete]
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration (insert) Theodore Monod: O The Bitter Shame And Sorrow [ST. JUDE]
Postlude: Léon Boëllmann: Toccata (Suite Gothique, 4) (organ)

[Sermon Series for November: Giving Thanks/James The Greater]

NOVEMBER 5 [Trinity XXIII, Sunday after All Saints’ Day]
Prelude: Sasha Johnson Manning: November (from “A Year At Third”) (piano)
Introit: Aaron Copland: At The River
Music for Communion: Peter Aston
Hymn of Communion #460 Let Us Break Bread Together [LET US BREAK BREAD]
Offertory: Fanny Hensel: Nachspiel (from “Das Jahr”) (piano)
Anthem: : trad. Spiritual: Down To The River To Pray
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #767 For All The Saints [SINE NOMINE]
Postlude: John Weaver: Sine Nomine (organ)

NOVEMBER 12 [Trinity XXIV]
Prelude: George Thalben-Ball: Elegy (organ)
Introit: Sasha Johnson Manning: For The Fallen (written for TBC)
Poem: Henry Vaughan: They Are All Gone Into The World Of Light
Hymn of Affirmation #808 Eternal Father, Strong To Save [MELITA]
Offertory: Kenyon Emrys-Roberts: To Serve Them All My Days (piano)
Responsorial Psalm 30, vv. 1 – 4, 10 – 12
Anthem: John Ireland: Greater Love Hath No Man
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #792 For All These Things [FOR ALL THESE THINGS]
Postlude: Henry Walford Davies: Solemn Melody (organ)

NOVEMBER 19 [Trinity XXV]
Prelude: George Frederick Handel: Air # 1 (arr. Diane Bish) (piano)
Introit: George Frederick Handel: Give Thanks To The Lord
Poem: Anon: A Prayer to St. James the Greater
Hymn of Affirmation: George Doane: Thou Art The Way [ST. JAMES]
Offertory: Henry Smith: Give Thanks (arr. Keith Christopher) (organ)
Responsorial Psalm 34, vv. 1 – 6, 22
Anthem: Natalie Sleeth: A Song Of Thanksgiving
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #796 In Thanksgiving, Let Us Praise Him [AUSTRIAN HYMN]
Postlude: Peter Tchaikovsky: November [Troika] (from “The Seasons,” op. 37a) (piano)

NOVEMBER 26 (Christ The King) (Thanksgiving Weekend)
Prelude: Craig Phillips: Prelude on ‘Kremser’ (organ)
Introit: Jean Sibelius: Accept Our Thanks
Poem: Ella Wheeler Wilcox: Thanksgiving
Hymn of Affirmation #794 Let All Things Now Living [ASH GROVE]
Offertory: W. A. Mozart: Movt. #2 [Sonata #2, K.280/189e] (piano)
Responsorial Psalm 111, vv. 1 – 8
Anthem: Hal Hopson: A Psalm Of Thanksgiving
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: #788 Now Thank We All Our God [NUN DANKET]
Postlude: Sigfrid Karg-Elert: Nun danket, alle Gott (op. 65, 13) (organ)

[The Season of Advent: Raising Expectation/John]

DECEMBER 3 (Advent I)
Prelude: J. S. Bach: Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns Die Stimme (BWV 140) (arr. Granville Bantock) (piano)
Introit: Orlando Gibbons: Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord
Music for Communion: Peter Aston
Hymn of Affirmation #245 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel [VENI EMMANUEL]
Offertory: J. S. Bach: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (BWV 659) (organ)
Anthem: Orlando Gibbons: This Is The Record Of John
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #132 Join All The Glorious Names [ST. JOHN]
Postlude: Sasha Johnson Manning: December (from “A Year At Third”) (piano) 

DECEMBER 10 (Advent II) (Carol Service) (with Perseid String Quartet)

Philip Barnes: The First Nowell

Benjamin Britten: The Holly and the Ivy; King Herod and the Cock; A Shepherd’s Carol

Patrick Hadley: I Sing Of A Maiden

Natalie Sleeth: Were You There On That Christmas Night? (w/ string quintet)

Congregational Carols

The Angel Gabriel

While Shepherds Watched

O Little Town of Bethlehem


Benjamin Britten: Intermezzo (from “A Ceremony of Carols”)

Adolphus Hailstork: Toccata

String Quartet

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Truth From Above; Down In Yon Forest; On Christmas Night; The Twelve Apostles (from Eight Traditional Carols)

String Quintet & piano

Sasha Johnson Manning: On Christmas Night (written for TBC)


William Walsham How

Langston Hughes

Christina Rossetti

DECEMBER 17 (Advent III)
Prelude: Melissa Dunphy: Rorate Caeli (organ)
Introit: Edgar Pettman: The Angel Gabriel
Poem: Malcolm Guite: A Sonnet for the Annunciation
Hymn of Affirmation #240 Of The Father’s Love Begotten [DIVINUM MYSTERIUM]
Offertory: J. S. Bach: Nun Komm’ Der Heiden Heiland (BWV 599) (arr. György Kurtág) (piano duet)
Responsorial Psalm 96, vv. 1 – 4, 11 – 13 
Anthem: Richard Horn: A Shoot Shall Come Forth
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #245 Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus [HYFRYDOL]
Postlude: Fanny Hensel: December (from “Das Jahr”) (piano)

DECEMBER 24 (Advent IV; Christmas Eve) (Morning Service)
Prelude: Franz Liszt: Adeste Fideles (piano)
Introit: Stephen Paulus: A Savior From On High
Poem: Emily Dickinson: Before The Ice Is In The Pools
Hymn of Affirmation #249 O Come, All Ye Faithful (vv. 1-2) [ADESTE FIDELES]
Offertory: Peter Tchaikovsky: December [Christmas] (from “The Seasons,” op. 37a) (piano)
Responsorial Psalm 100
Anthem: : Natalie Sleeth: Were You There On That Christmas Night?
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration: Gustav Holst’s “In The Bleak Midwinter” [CRANHAM]
Postlude: Keith Chapman: Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella (organ)

DECEMBER 24 (Advent IV; Christmas Eve) (Evening Service of Lessons and Carols)
Prelude: (organ)
Introit: Benjamin Britten: The Oxen
Poem: Henry Vaughan: Christ’s Nativity
Hymn of Affirmation #274 O Hearken Ye [O HEARKEN YE] 
Offertory: J. S. Bach: Der Tag Der Ist So Freudenreich (arr. Constant Lambert) (piano)
Responsorial Psalm 97, vv. 1 – 6, 11 – 12
Anthem: Katherine K. Davis: To Shepherds, Fast Asleep
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #278 Angels We Have Heard On High [GLORIA]
Congregational Carols: Franz Gruber: Silent Night
Felix Mendelssohn: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing

Postlude: (organ)

DECEMBER 31 (Christmas I)
Prelude: (organ)
Introit: G. F. Handel: Joy To The World (arr. Lowell Mason) (= Hymn #270)
Poem: Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Ring Out, Wild Bells
Hymn of Affirmation #275 Sing We Now Of Christmas [FRENCH CAROL]
Offertory: J. S. Bach: Das Alte Jahr Vergangen Ist (BWV 614) (arr. György Kurtág) (piano duet)
Responsorial Psalm 98
Anthem: John Goss: See, Amid The Winter’s Snow 
Hymn of Invitation & Declaration #280 One Small Child [ONE SMALL CHILD]
Postlude: J. S. Bach: Fantasia (BWV 572) (arr. Arnold Bax) (piano)