Thursday, May 18, 2017

Music for 5/21/2017

FirstLight
Gathering Song(s)
Tuya es la Gloria (We sing of your glory)

Opening Song 
Blessed be your name

Confession
Take O take me as I am

Offertory
Only trust him

Communion
You are holy, you are whole

Closing Song  
O sing to the Lord

11 AM
Hymns
611, Joyful, joyful we adore thee (HYMN TO JOY)
772, Live into hope (TRURO)

Confession
698, Take O take me as I am (TAKE ME)

Doxology LASST UNS ERFREUEN

Communion
Responses: Hopson in F Minor
Distribution:
508, Come to the table
531, Seed, scattered and sown

Instrumental/Organ Music
Prelude:  John Alcock, Voluntary in D, Andante
Offertory: Richard Farrant, Call to remembrance
Call to remembrance, O Lord,
Thy tender mercies
and Thy loving kindness,
which hath been ever of old,
O remember not the sins and offenses of my youth:
but according to Thy mercy
think Thou on me, O Lord,
for Thy goodness.

Postlude: John Alcock, Voluntary in D, Vivace

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Music for 5/14/2017

FirstLight
Gathering Song(s)
Come let us worship and bow down

Opening Song  
He has made me glad (STF 2270)

Confession
As the deer (STF 2025)

Offertory
You are worthy of my praise

Closing Song   
Glorify thy name (STF 2016)

11 AM
Hymns
612, We praise you, O God (KREMSER)
301, Let us build a house (TWO OAKS)

Confession
626, As the deer (AS THE DEER)

Doxology LASST UNS ERFREUEN

Instrumental/Organ Music
Prelude:  Jean Langlais, Prélude à Kyrie from Hommage a Frescobaldi
Offertory: Mark L. Williams, Stand up and bless the Lord
Postlude: Emma Lou Diemer, Toccata for a Joyful Day

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Music for 4/30/2017

FirstLight
Gathering Song(s)
Come with me for the journey is long

Opening Song  
Open the eyes of my heart, Lord

Confession
Lord, listen to your children praying

Offertory
Resurrection Hymn (Getty/Townend)

Closing Song   
We are marching in the light of God

11 AM
Hymns
248, Christ is risen, shout hosanna! (HYMN TO JOY)
817, We walk by faith and not by sight (DUNLAP’S CREEK)
853, We are marching in the light of God (SIYAHAMBA)

Confession
469, Lord, listen to your children praying (CHILDREN PRAYING)

Doxology LASST UNS ERFREUEN

Instrumental/Organ Music
Prelude:  John A. Behnke, Aria on Magdalen
A melody by John Stainer is surrounded by an extended introduction and coda of a complimentary melody
Offertory:  Michael Barker, Stay with us
Premier performance of a setting of Luke 24.29
“Stay with us (Lord), because it is almost evening
and the day is now nearly over.”
So he went in to stay with them.
Postlude: Marko Hakanpää, Trumpettisavelma (Trumpet Tune)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Music for 3/26/17

Our mid-week children's art program finishes up this week with a performance of Through the Roof by Terry Kirkland at 11AM.

FirstLight
Gathering Song(s)
Cares chorus

Opening Song  
Let the river flow

Confession
We come to you (LAND OF REST)

Offertory
Lord, I need you

Closing Song   
Arise, my soul, arise

11 AM
Hymns
800, Sometimes a light surprises (SALLEY GARDENS)
541, God be with you till we meet again (RANDOLPH)

Confession
796.1 We come to you (LAND OF REST)

Doxology OLD HUNDREDTH

Instrumental/Organ Music
Prelude:  Terry Kirkland, Through the Roof
MĀ-I participants
Offertory:  Arr. Michael Barker, Give me Jesus
David Joseph, conducting
Drew Banzhoff, organ; Allen Bell, saxophone; Emma Bell, clarinet;
Sam Webber, percussion
Postlude: JS Bach, Little Prelude and Fugue in B-Flat Major

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Music for 3/19/17

FirstLight
Gathering Song(s)
Come, all who thirst

Opening Song  
Ten-thousand reasons

Confession
Take, O take me as I am

Prayers
Come and fill our hearts (Taize)

Offertory
I believe

Closing Song   
Fill my cup, Lord

11 AM
Hymns
415, Come ye sinners, poor and needy (RESTORATION)
442, Just as I am, without on plea (WOODWORTH)
182, I heard the voice of Jesus say (KINGSFOLD)

Confession
698, Take, O take me as I am (TAKE ME)

Prayers
466, Come and fill our hearts (CONFITEMINI DOMINO)

Doxology OLD HUNDREDTH

Instrumental/Organ Music
Prelude:  Jody Lindh, Come, let us sing to the Lord
MA-I Singers
Offertory:  Craig Curry, I heard the voice of Jesus
Postlude: JS Bach, Little Prelude and Fugue in D Minor

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Worship music for 3/15/2017

FirstLight
Gathering Song(s)
I lift my eyes up

Opening Song  
Mighty to save

Confession
Take, O take me, as I am

Prayers
Come and fill our hearts (Taize)

Offertory
Ain’t nobody’s fault

Closing Song   
Though I may speak (GTG 693)
(Tune: O Waly waly: STF 2027)
    
11 AM
Hymns
53, O God who gives us life (NOEL)
693, Though I may speak (O WALY WALY)
694, Great God of every blessing (AURELIA)

Confession
698, Take, O take me, as I am (TAKE O TAKE)

Prayers
466, Come and fill our hearts (CONFITEMINI DOMINO)

Doxology OLD HUNDREDTH

Instrumental/Organ Music
Prelude:  John Stainer, Andante
Offertory: John Stainer, God so loved the world
Postlude: John Stanley, Voluntary in G Minor

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Music for 2/26/2017

FirstLight
Gathering Song(s)
Holy ground

Opening Song  
Here I am to worship

Confession
Glory to God whose goodness

Offertory
O rejoice in all your works

Closing Song   
Christ beside me (STF 2166)    

11 AM
Hymns
191, We have come at Christ’s own bidding (BREWER)
702, Christ be beside me (BUNESSAN)
193, Jesus, take us to the mountain (UNSER HERRSCHER)

Gathering Song
Blest are they (BLEST ARE THEY)

Confession
582, Glory to God whose goodness shines on me (VASILE)

Doxology LASST UNS ERFREUEN

Instrumental/Organ Music
Prelude:  Arr. Michael Helman, Morning Hymn
A pairing of UNSER HERRSCHER and LAUDES DOMINI
Adult Handbell Ensemble
Offertory: Arr Michael Burkhardt, The Lord is beautiful
A pairing of a Tanzanian worship song with the hymn Fairest Lord Jesus
Nimemwona Bwana ana pendeza: We have seen the Lord and he is beautiful
Postlude: Neil Harmon, Rondo Maestoso
A “rondo” is characterized by a central them that “returns” at several points in the piece, alternating with contrasting musical material.