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FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT | Liturgy & Music

December 2

Preacher & Celebrant: Rev. Dr. William Doggett

Lessons:
Jeremiah 33:14-16
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Luke 21:25-36
Psalm 25:1-9

Prelude: “Sleepers Wake” – Johann Sebastian Bach

Processional Hymn: H61 “Sleepers Wake, A Voice
Astounds Us”

Trisagion (sung) S-102

Gradual Hymn: H72 “Hark! The Glad Sound”
(vs. 1-2 before, 3-4 after)

Offertory: “The Yearning” – Craig Courtney
There is a yearning in hearts weighed down by ancient grief and centuries of sorrow.
There is a yearning in hearts that in the darkness hide, and in the shades of death abide,
A yearning for tomorrow.
There is a yearning for the promised One,
the Firstborn of creation.
There is a yearning for the Lord who visited His own, and by His death for sin atoned,
To bring to us salvation.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel within our hearts the yearning.
There is a yearning that fills the hearts of those who wait the day of His appearing.
There is a yearning when all our sorrows are erased and we shall see the One who placed
Within our hearts the yearning.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel within our hearts the yearning.
Text by Susan Bentall Boersma
Sanctus: S-125 Proulx

Communion Music: “Rorate Cieli”

Jeanne Demmessieux

Communion Hymn: H701 “Jesus, All My Gladness”

Recessional Hymn: H616 “Hail To The Lord’s
Anointed”

Postlude: “Lauda Sion” – Marcel Dupre