Music for Christmas Eve

Here’s a preview of the music our choir will be performing on Christmas Eve. Get into the Christmas spirit with these incredible songs. Join us at 7:30pm for holy communion and at 10:30pm for lessons and carols.

Gloria in Excelsis Deo by Mark Hayes

Cry No More by Dan Forrest

Still, Still, Still  arranged by Norman Luboff

O Holy Night by Adolphe Adam, arranged by David T. Clydesdale

Ding Dong Merrily on High, arranged by C. Alwes

Magnificat, arranged by Herbert Howells

The Hands that First Held Mary’s Child, by T. Troeger and Dan Forrest

In the Bleak Mid-Winter, by Richard Allain

Comfort, Comfort Ye My People, by Howard Helvey

And He Shall Purify, by G.F. Handel

A Communion Hymn for Christmas, by Margaret Clarkson, Tom Fettke, William J. Kirkpatrick

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Upcoming Music at North for Holy Week & Easter

Sample some of the music our choir will be performing this Holy Week & Easter:

“Song of the Earth” (Jubilate Deo) by Dan Forrest

“Alleluia” by Randall Thompson

“Remember Me” by Deborah Govenor

“Hosanna to the King!” by Dan Forrest

“Crucifixus” by J.S. Bach

“Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed”

Join us this year for one of our many inspiring services in Holy Week & Easter:

  • Palm to Passion Sunday, March 25, 8:30am & 11:00am
  • Holy Thursday, March 29, 7:00pm
  • Good Friday Noon Service of Community Prayers, March 30
  • Good Friday “Service of Darkness”, March 30, 7:00pm
  • Easter Sunday, April 1, 8:30am & 11:00am

Music for the 4th Sunday of Advent & Christmas Eve

Music for the 4th Sunday of Advent & Christmas EveJoin us at 11am (1 service in the morning) this Sunday and come back at 5pm, 7:30pm and 10:30pm for our Christmas Eve Services featuring these anthems:

A Hymn to the Virgin by Benjamin Britten

A Cradle for the Lamb by Penny Rodriquez

Hope for Resolution by Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory

O Come, All Ye Faithful , arrangement by Tom Trenney

 

Music for 2nd Sunday in Advent

Prepare your hearts for this Sunday (9:30am & 11am) with this wonderful music that the choir will be performing:

Comfort Ye and Every Valley by Handel’s Messiah

Lo, In the Time Appointed by Healey Willan

And check out these hymns which we will be singing:

“Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus”

“Blessed be the God of Israel”

“God Hath Spoken by the Prophets”

Mass in Blue this Sunday 8:30 & 11:00 am

This Sunday join us for Will Todd’s Mass in Blue . Will Todd is a British composer who grew up as a choirboy with a love for jazz. In 2003 he got his chance to combine his love for sacred choral and jazz when the Hertfordshire Chorus commissioned him to write this mass. Combining the traditional elements of the Mass with jazz, this Sunday will be unique experience of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday.

While I was in seminary I developed a love for jazz. So for me, this is going to be great worship experience. Check out the mass on YouTube to get you ready for Sunday.

Here is the liturgy I have written for Pentecost.

–Darren

 

Call to Worship

Leader: This is the day

that the Spirit of God will fill the earth.

People: Come, Holy Spirit, and renew our lives.

Leader: This is the day

that the young shall see visions and the old shall dream dreams.

People: Come, Holy Spirit, and renew the world with your love.

 

Confession and Pardon

Leader: Repent

so that your sins may be forgiven

and that you may receive the gift of the Holy Spirit:

People: God of wind, word, and fire

forgive us for our stubborn resistance to your will,

for our arrogant rejection of your wisdom,

and for our cold reception of your love.

Reignite our passion for You

and renew our compassion for humanity,

through Jesus Christ

who with you and the Holy Spirit

encircles us in a Trinity of grace. Amen.

Leader: God’s promise is for us:

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

In the name of God, we are forgiven.

People: Thanks be to God. Amen.

 

Prayer for Illumination

Let us pray:

Holy Wisdom,

Fire Divine,

Dove of Eternal Love:

Settle into our hearts and inspire our minds

with visions of new ways of living and loving

in the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

 

Worship & Arts Festival This Sunday

May 7  |  Sunday School Hour (9:45am) + Following the 11am service

Worship is at the heart of the North Church experience and every Sunday the beauty and majesty of liturgical arts is seen and heard. Reviving an old tradition, this Festival will feature visual arts, dance, music and more with a light lunch and a variety of presentations.

 

9:45am: The Flight of the Parkie with Wendell Lowe

An artist’s journey & fight dealing with Parkinson’s

 

Following the 11am service: A free light lunch will be served.

Register by contacting the Hospitality Desk

 

1pm: Speakers Bureau

  • Lela Russell – A Stitch in Time with Hands of Love –Remembering Doris Douglas & the process of banner creating
  • Cathy Williams – The Making of an Icon – “I Am Who I Am” – The story of how an icon was created to be used in our Taize’ services
  • Jean Childers Arnold – Interpretive Dance in Worship