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Vicar's News - 24 December 2023

Christmas 2023

Hugo van der Goes, Adoration of the Shepherds, 1470


Service times

There is no Sat@6 nor 8am service this weekend.

Sunday morning at 10am there is a service of Holy Eucharist at which we will celebrate Advent 4. There will be no choir at this service. Thereafter the services for Christmas are as follows:


 

Music for Christmas services

LESSONS AND CAROLS Christmas Eve @ 8 PM

St Andrew's Choir and Alumni


Preludes: In dulci jubilo, BWV 608 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

  In dulci jubilo, Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748)

Introit:              Ding dong, merrily on high

Processional:         Once in royal David’s city

Hymn:      Good Christians all, rejoice

Carol:      The Apple Tree – Timothy Mallis (b.1996)

Carol:      Torches – John Joubert (1926-2019)

Carol:      O Holy Night – Adolphe Adam (1803-1856), arr. John Rutter

Hymn:       Lo! he comes with clouds descending 100CC

Carol:        Christmas Night – Melody by Thoinot Arbeau (1520-1595)

arr. John Rutter

Hymn:    The first Nowell

Carol:      The three kings – Peter Cornelius (1824-1874), arr. Ivor Atkins

Hymn:           Hark! the herald-angels sing

Hymn:           O come, all ye faithful

Postlude:     In dulci jubilo, BWV 729 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)


CELEBRATION OF CAROLS, Christmas Eve @ 11 PM

St Andrew's Choir Lay Clerks and Choir Alumni


Carols: Unto us is born a son

             In the bleak midwinter

             While shepherds watched their flocks by night

             Silent night

             Good King Wenceslas

  God rest ye merry, Gentlemen

MIDNIGHT MASS, Christmas Eve @ 11.30 PM

St Andrew's Choir Lay Clerks and Choir Alumni


Hymns: Processional    O come, all ye faithful

Gradual                Joy to the world

       Thanksgiving         It came upon the midnight clear

       Post Communion Hark! the herald-angels sing

Setting:           St Andrew’s Mass – Timothy Mallis (b.1996)

Psalm:             96:1-2,3-4,11-12,13; Mallis

Anthem:         The silver stars are in the sky – William G. James (1892-1977)

Motet:             O magnum mysterium – Cristobal de Morales (1500-1553)

Postlude:      V. Toccata from Symphony No. 5 – Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

 

MONDAY 25 DECEMBER 2023
CHRISTMAS DAY CHORAL EUCHARIST @ 8.00 & 10.00 AM

Prelude:      Trumpet Tune and Air – Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Hymns:             Processional    O come, all ye faithful

       Gradual               The north wind is tossing the leaves

       Thanksgiving         Good Christians all, rejoice

       Post Communion Hark! the herald-angels sing

Setting:            St Andrew’s Mass – Timothy Mallis (b.1996)

Psalm:              98: Elvey in D (RSCM)

Anthem:           See, amid the winter’s snow

Motet:              Myn lyking – R. R. Terry (1865-1938)

Postlude:        Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, BWV 29/1 –

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), arr. Harvey Grace

 

MAZI CAFE HOURS

 Mazi Cafe will be closed from Monday 25 December and re-opening Saturday 6 January

 

OP SHOP HOURS

Thank you for your custom in 2023. Have a joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year with your hearts full of love and peace. The Op Shop is now closed for the Christmas/ New Year break and look forward to seeing you again from Wednesday 10 January 2024

 

 OFFICE HOURS NEXT WEEK

The office will be closed Monday 25-Wednesday 27 December; open limited hours Thursday and Friday. Please call ahead if visiting: 03 9553 8934.

Email and phone calls continue to be answered.
 

Merry Christmas

Xeverie and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas

 

Rosters







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