St Edmund's Episcopal Church San Marino

CHRISTMAS LITURGIES December 24th and 25th

4:30pm Sunday December 24th
(styled especially for the inclusion of children, with a Children’s Homily and Holy Communion)

Prelude: St. Edmund’s Bell Choir;
-Sylvia Smythe, Director

Processional Hymn #83: “O Come All Ye Faithful”

Gloria: St. Edmund’s Bell Choir; -Sylvia Smythe, Director

Gradual Hymn #96: “Angels We Have Heard On High”

Offertory: “Ding, Dong, Merrily On High
Traditional French Carol

Ding, dong, Merrily on High in heaven the bells are ringing.
Ding dong, verily the sky is riven with angel singing.
Gloria, Hosanna in Excelsis!

Even so here below, below, let steeple bells be swungen.
And lo, lo, lo by priest and people sungen.
Gloria, Hosanna in Excelsis!

Pray you, dutifully prime your matin chime, ye ringers;
May you beautifully rhyme your evetime song, ye singers.
Gloria, Hosanna in Excelsis!

Communion Hymn: “In Silent Night” – Mitchell Southall

In silent night, when all is calm and all is bright;
In silent night, O holy night, the baby from heaven is born on this night.
The Child, innocent Child is born

In silent night, as darkness flies and all is light.
In silent night, O holy night, the Baby in radiance lay sleep on this night.
The Child, the holy Child is born.

In silent night, this Son of God and son of man
Shall one day cry, and later die upon a cross for you and me.
The Child, the Prince of Peace is born.

– Words and Music by Mitchell Southall

Communion Hymn #79 “O Little Town Of Bethlehem

Post Communion Hymn #111 “Silent Night, Holy Night”

Recessional Hymn #87: “Hark, The Herald Angels Sing”

Postlude: “Angels We Have Heard On High”
– Dale Wood

8:40pm Music
9pm Sermon and Eucharist

Prelude Music at 8:35

‘Sleeper’s Awake’
-J.S. Bach
– The Modern Brass Quintet

St. Edmund’s Bell Choir;
– Sylvia Smythe, Director

‘In Silent Night’
– St. Edmund’s Choir – Mitchell Southall

Carol Medley for Brass and Organ
– The Modern Brass Quintet

‘I Wonder As I Wander’ (Appalachian Folk Carol)

I wonder as I wander out under the sky
How Jesus the Savior did come for to die,
For poor on’ry people, like you and like I.
I wonder as I wander, out under the sky.

When Mary birthed Jesus, t’was in a cow stall,
With farmers, and wise men, and shepherds and all.
But high from God’s heaven a star’s light did fall,
And the promise of ages it then did recall.

If Jesus had wanted for any wee thing,
A star in the sky, or a bird on the wing.
Or all of God’s angels in heaven for to sing,
He surely could have it, ’cause he was the king.

Processional Hymn #83 “O Come All Ye Faithful”

Gloria Hymn: St. Edmund’s Bell Choir
– Sylvia Smythe, Director

Psalm 96 chanted

Gradual Hymn # 96 “Angels We Have Heard On High”

Offertory: “In The Bleak Mid-Winter” – Harold Darke

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone.
Snow had fallen, snow on snow.
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.

Our God heaven cannot hold him, nor earth sustain:
Heaven and earth shall flee away when he comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
The Lord God almighty, Jesus Christ

Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
Cherubim and Seraphim thronged the air.
But only His mother in her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the beloved with a kiss.

What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a Shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a Wiseman, I would do my part,
Yet what can I give Him: give my heart.

Communion Music:

‘Infant Lowly’ – Dale Wood

‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel’ – Modern Brass Quintet

‘The Blessed Son of God’ – St. Edmund’s Choir

The blessed Son of God only in a crib full poor did lie:
With our poor flesh and our poor blood,
was clothed that everlasting good.
Kyrie Eleison.

The Lord Christ Jesus, God’s Son dear, was a guest and stranger here;
Us for to him from misery, that we might live eternally.
Kyrie Eleison.

All this did He for us freely, for to declare His great mercy:
All Christendom be merry therefore, and give Him thanks for evermore.
Kyrie Eleison.

Communion Hymn # 78 “O Little Town Of Bethlehem”

Post Communion Hymn: #111 “Silent Night, Holy Night”

Recessional Hymn #87 “Hark, The Herald Angels Sing”

Postlude: ‘Hodie Christus Natus Est’ – Giovanni Gabrieli
‘The Modern Brass Quintet and Edmund Organ

Joel Athey, Richard De Lorimier, Tony Faught, Gwen Hicks, Angela Mar, Valerie Mathews, Mike Mathis, Shiirley Minarcik, Robert Packer, Pam Payne, Sheree Tyler, Spencer Woodman

Rebecca Tomlinson, Jan Haupt, Laura Parker, Patty Tsai, Anne Herold, Sally Francis, Kelly Krantz, Joseph Garate, Gerald Seminatore, Richard Seymour, Julian Fielder

Marissa Benedict, Dan Rosenboom, trumpets
Dylan Hart, french horn
Steve Suminski, trombone
Doug Tornquist

8:30am in the Chapel