St Edmund's Episcopal Church San Marino

Liturgy & Music – Festal Candlelight Eucharist – December 24th

The Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
8:30pm Music; 9pm Eucharist; December 24th

St. Edmund’s Bell Choir, The Modern Brass Quintet, St. Edmund’s Choir with guests from the LA Opera Chorus, the St. Edmund Organ, full Sermon and Festal Choral Holy Eucharist mark our Evening Christmas Eve Mass

Preacher: Canon Woodward

Con-celebrants: Canon Woodward, Canon Smythe, the Reverend Heather Blackstone

Prelude Music: 8:29pm
“Hodie Christus Natus Est” -Giovanni Gabrieli
The Modern Brass Quintet with Organ

“On Christmas Night” – Sussex Carol
St. Edmund’s Bell Choir;
Sylvia Smythe, Director

“Sing Lullaby” (A Basque Carol)
St. Edmund Choir & Guests

Sing lullaby, lullaby baby, now reclining, sing lullaby
Hush, do not wake the infant King!
Angles are watching, starts are shining over the place where he is lying,
Sing Lullaby!

Sing Lullaby, lullaby baby, now a-sleeping, sing lullaby.
Hush, do not wake the infant King!
Soon will come sorrow with the morning; soon will come bitter grief and weeping.
Sing lullaby!

Sing lullaby, lullaby baby now a-dozing, sing lullaby.
Hush, do not wake the infant King!
Soon comes the cross, the nails, the piercing, then in the grave at last reposing,
Sing Lullaby!

Sing lullaby, lullaby, is the Babe awaking? Sing lullaby!
Hush, do not wakt the infant King!
Dreaming of Easter, gladsome morning, Conquering death, it’s bondage breaking.
Sing Lullaby!

“O Come, O Come Emmanuel” – The Modern Brass Quintet

LITURGY 8:59pm

Processional Hymn #83 “O Come All Ye Faithful”

Gloria Hymn: “Noel!” -based on Three French Carols
St. Edmund Bell Choir

Psalm 96 chanted

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

Offertory “In The Bleak Mid-Winter”

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 I can I give him: give my heart.

Communion Music: “The Star Carol”

Long years ago on a deep winter night,
High in the heav’ns a star shone bright,
While in a manger a wee baby lay,
Sweetly asleep on a bed of hay.

Jesus the Lord was that baby so small,
Laid down to sleep in a humble stall;
Then came the star and it stood overhead,
shedding its light ’round His little bed.

Dear baby Jesus, how tiny Thou art,
I’ll make a place for Thee in my heart,
And when the stars in the heavens I see,
Ever and always I think of Thee.

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

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

Postlude: “Allegro Maestoso”
Brass Quintet & Organ

St. Edmund Choir: Lesili Beard, Rebecca Tomlinson, Anne Herrold, Kelly Krantz, Sally Francis, Joseph Garate, Omar Crook, Richard Seymour, Tim Smith

St. Edmund Bell Choir:
Sylvia Smythe; Director

Joel Athey, Antonio Bartolome, Richard De Lorimier, Tony Faught, Gwen Hicks, Susan Liu, Angela Mar, Mike Mathis, Valerie Mathews, Bob Packer, Pam Payne, Sheree Tyler, Meghan Wong, Spencer Woodman