December 16, 2012 | Year C Advent III

Welcome to Pageant Sunday!

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. 

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.


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