Septuagesima 2023 – Holy Communion

SEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY

February 5, 2023

Organ Prelude: Petite Piece – Cesar Franck (1822-1890)

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THE HYMN: # 323 Ye Holy Angels Bright

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Baptism of the Lord, 2023 – Holy Communion

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THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

January 8, 2023

TODAY AT ST. MARY’S

10:00 A.M. MORNING PRAYER (Prayer book pp. 6-15.)   (Psalm 87,93, Isaiah 49:1-13, Luke 3:15-22)

10:30 A.M.  HOLY COMMUNION (Prayer Book pp. 67- 85) 

ORGAN PRELUDE:   Bethlehem Lullaby – Malcolm Archer (b. 1952)

HYMNS

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Octave of Christmas and the Circumcision of Christ, 2023 – Holy Communion

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THE OCTAVE DAY OF CHRISTMAS AND THE CIRCUMCISION OF CHRIST

January 1, 2023

10:00 A.M. MORNING PRAYER (Prayer book pp. 6-15.)   (Psalm 85,113, Genesis 17:1-13, Romans 2:17-end)

10:30 A.M.  HOLY COMMUNION AND CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS (Prayer Book pp. 67- 85) 

GODLY PLAY in the Children’s Worship Centre for children 3 – 6 years. 

ORGAN PRELUDE: Little Jesus, Sweetly Sleep (Czechoslovakian Carol) – Arranged by Andrew Gant (b. 1964)

HYMNS

Opening: # 136 While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

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Christmas Eve, 2022 – Holy Communion

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THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

DECEMBER 24, 2022

EIGHT OCLOCK

THE HOLY COMMUNION 

Organ Prelude

The Ringing of the Bell. 

Entrance of the Ministers. Please stand.

The Christmas Anthems

BEHOLD a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, / and shall call his name Immanuel.
Isaiah 7. 14.

Unto us a child is born, / unto us a son is given. Isaiah 9. 6.

In this was manifested the love of God toward us, / because that God sent his only-begotten Son into the world that we might live through him. 1 St John 4. 9.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, / who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. Ephesians 1. 3.

GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, / and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, / world without end. 

Hymn in Procession: O Come All ye Faithful  

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Advent 4, 2022 – Holy Communion

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THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT

December 18, 2022

Organ Prelude: Ricercar pro Tempore Adventus super Initium Cantilenae:  Ave Maria klare Ricercar for time of Advent, on the beginning of the song, “Hail Mary Pure” – Johann Kasper Ferdinand Fischer (1650-1746)

THE ADVENT ACCLAMATION

Leader:  When the LORD brought back the exiles of Zion,
People:   We thought we were dreaming.                                                                                                             

Leader: Then was our mouth filled with laughter;
People:  On our tongues, songs of joy.

Leader:  Bring back our exiles, O LORD!
People:  As streams in the south.                                                                                                                            

Leader: Those who are sowing in tears
People:  Will sing when they reap.

Leader: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost                                                                     People: Bring back our exiles, O LORD as streams in the south.

THE HYMN: # 106 There’s a Voice in the Wilderness

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Advent 3, 2022 – Holy Communion

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THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT

December 11, 2022

Organ Prelude: Mighty Creator of the Stars (Creator of the Stars of Night) – Marcel Dupre (1886-1971)

THE ADVENT ACCLAMATION

Leader:  When the LORD brought back the exiles of Zion,
People:   We thought we were dreaming.                                                                                                             

Leader: Then was our mouth filled with laughter;
People:  On our tongues, songs of joy.

Leader:  Bring back our exiles, O LORD!
People:  As streams in the south.                                                                                                                            

Leader: Those who are sowing in tears
People:  Will sing when they reap.

Leader: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost                                                                     People: Bring back our exiles, O LORD as streams in the south.

THE HYMN: # 108 Hark, a Herald Voice Is Sounding

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