Discovery, third principle of faith.
Our service will begin with some stillness and another reflective reading from Walter Brueggemann, With or without you. Now this begs for some U2.
Gathering: You Are Quite the Beauty
Another chant inspired by Anis Mojgani.
Processional: Savior of the Nations Come
This music sends me.
The pageant replaces the Gospel reading. This year the pageant is an original play written by a musician in our music circle, Kelly Hume. Kelly is a multi talented songwriter, graphic artist and writer. The pageant is all about angels so the music is of course ALL ANGEL!
One of my students, aged 8 or 9, will be accompanying Hark the Herald, Angels We Have Heard on High and The First Nowell. I will accompany Calling All Angels (Jane Siberry) and Angels Watchin' Over Me. We usually do one verse of each carol.
The Offertory: One Wing
Not sure we can pull this off, but some of the high-schoolers are giving it a go.
The pageant story involves a one-winged angel or two so this song is perfect.
Communion: Instrumental again. This week a freshman high school student, and tremdendous pianist, will be improvising something quiet and meditative.
After Communion: With Or Without You by U2
Gotta do it!
WOW the Scala Choir! Just found this arrangement--watch this, worth it for the conducting alone.
Closer: Angels From the Realms of Glory