Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: November 22, 2020

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On Thursday, November 19, Associate Musician John Stuntebeck introduced the hymns to be sung at the livestreamed service of Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. this Sunday, November 22, The Last Sunday After Pentecost and the Feast of Christ the King. He also discusses the hymns for the 10 a.m. liturgy on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26. The Hymns discussed are: "" (#), ""(#555), and "Now thank we all our God" (#397).

The hymns discussed are:

  • Crown him with many crowns [Hymn #494]
  • Lead on, O King eternal! [Hymn #555]
  • Now thank we all our God [Hymn #397]

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: November 15, 2020

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On Thursday, November 12, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns that will be sung at the morning service this coming Sunday, November 15. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Christ whose glory fills the skies  [Hymn #7]
  • Rise up, ye saints of God! [Hymn #551]

...plus a few words about the the All-Parish Virtual Choir. Submissions are due this Sunday; please participate!

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: November 8, 2020

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On Thursday, November 5, Associate Organist John Stuntebeck introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on November 8, 2020, the Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Signs of endings all around us  [Wonder, Love, & Praise #721]
  • Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates [Hymn #436]

... followed by a few words by John about upcoming virtual choir offerings.

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: November 1, 2020

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On Thursday, October 15, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns that will be sung this coming Sunday, November 1, the Feast of All Saints, both at the 11 a.m. morning Eucharist and the 4:30 p.m. Choral Evensong. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • For All the Saints [Hymn #287]
  • Ye watchers and ye holy ones [Hymn #618]
  • Jerusalem the Golden [Hymn #624]

...plus a few words about the organ music and choir anthems which will be offered on this great feast of the Church.

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns, October 25, 2020

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On Thursday, October 8, Associate Organist John Stuntebeck introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on October 25, 2020, the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Immortal, Invisible, God only wise  [Hymn #423]
  • What does the Lord require? [Hymn #605]

... followed by a few words by John about his organ selections for Sunday, and a reminder about Canon Kleinschmidt's recital on the Flentrop on Friday, October 23, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: October 18, 2020

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On Thursday, October 15, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on October 18, 2020, the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Jesus shall reign  [Hymn #544]
  • O God of earth and altar [Hymn #591]

...plus a few words about this Sunday's anthem at the offertory, Kevin Siegfried's arrangement of the Shaker song "Peace unto Zion," and the organ prelude, two baroque chorale-preludes on the hymn tune Ein' Feste Burg.

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: October 11, 2020

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On Thursday, October 8, Associate Organist John Stuntebeck introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on October 11, 2020, the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Rejoice, ye pure in heart!  [Hymn #556]
  • Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness [Hymn #339]

... followed by a few words by John about his organ selections for Sunday, and more than a few words from Gregory Bloch about this Sunday's "vitual choir" presentation, Dear Lord and Father of mankind by C.H.H. Parry.

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: October 4, 2020

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On Thursday, October 1, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on October 4, 2020, the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Christ is made the sure foundation [Hymn #518]
  • Lord Christ, when first thou cam'st to earth [Hymn #598]

...plus a few words about this Sunday's anthem at the offertory, Kevin Siegfried's arrangement of the Shaker song "Heavenly Display."

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Introductions to Sunday’s Hymns: September 27, 2020

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On Thursday, September 24, Associate Organist John Stuntebeck introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on September 27, 2020, the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Come thou fount of every blessing [Hymn #686]
  • Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing [Hymn #344]

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: September 20, 2020

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On Thursday, September 17, Gregory Bloch introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on September 20, 2020, the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Awake, awake to love and work [Hymn #9, starting with stanza 3]
  • Guide me, O thou great Jehovah [Hymn #690]

...plus a few words about Sunday's anthem, The eyes of all wait upon thee by Jean Berger.

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: September 13, 2020

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On Thursday, September 10, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on September 13, 2020, the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Creating God, your fingers trace [Hymn #394, but sung to the tune of #455, Dunedin]
  • When Christ was lifted from the earth [Hymn #603]

...plus a few words about the Sanctus from "A Community Mass" by Richard Proulx [#S-125 in the Hymnal 1982], and the anthem "Draw us in the Spirit's Tether."

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: September 6, 2020

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On Thursday, September 3, Associate Organist John Stuntebeck introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on September 6, 2020, the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Joyful, joyful we adore thee [Hymn #376]
  • Lord, make us servants of thy peace [Hymn #593]

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: August 30, 2020

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On Thursday, August 27, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on August 30, 2020, the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • All hail the power of Jesus' Name [Hymn #450]
  • When Israel was in Egypt's land/Go down, Moses [Hymn #648]

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: August 23

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On Thursday, August 20, Associate Organist John Stuntebeck introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on August 23, 2020, the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • When morning gilds the skies [Hymn #427]
  • From God Christ's deity came forth [Hymn #443]

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: August 16, 2020

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On Thursday, August 13, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on August 16, 2020, the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Christ is the world’s true light [Hymn #542]
  • To God with gladness sing [Hymn #399, but sung to the tune of #625, "Darwell's 148th"]
  • There’s a wideness in God’s mercy [Hymn #469]

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: August 9, 2020

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On Thursday, August 6, Associate Organist John Stuntebeck introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on August 9, 2020, the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • All people that on earth do dwell [Hymn #377];
  • Surely it is God who saves me [Hymn #679];
  • Precious Lord, Take My Hand [Wonder Love & Praise #800]

Please note: Joyce Ramée is a faculty member at The University of Puget Sound. Apologies for the temporary amnesia in the video.

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: August 2, 2020

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On Thursday, July 30, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on August 2, 2020, the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, in addition to the hymn that will be sung a special outdoor service at 5:30 p.m. that same Sunday. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

Please note: Due to technical issues, the discussion of the first hymn on the agenda, # 579, God is Love, was not streamed correctly, and has been deleted.

The Hymns discussed are:

Hymn #591, O God of Earth and altar
Hymn #289, Our Father by whose servants, but sung to the tune of #525, Aurelia

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: July 26, 2020

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On Thursday, July 23, Associate Organist John Stuntebeck introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on July 26, 2020, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The Hymns discussed are:

Immortal, invisible, God only wise [Hymn #423];
God, you have given us power [Hymn #584, but sung to the tune of Hymn #684, Caithness] If Thou But Trust in God [Hymn #635]

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: July 19, 2020

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On Thursday, July 16, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy in July 19, 2020, the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The Hymns discussed are:

To God with gladness sing (399)
As Jacob with travel was weary one day (453)
For the fruits of all creation (424)

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: July 12, 2020

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On Thursday, July 9, Associate Organist John Stuntebeck introduced the hymns to be sung during this coming Sunday's live-streamed service for July 12 at 11 a.m—The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The Hymns discussed are:

“O day of radiant gladness” (Hymn #48, tune: Es flog ein kleins Waldvögelein)
“Almighty God, your word is cast” (Hymn #588, but sung to the tune of #529, McKee)
“There is a balm in Gilead” (Hymn #676)
Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend (Hymn #3)

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: July 5, 2020

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On Thursday, July 2, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns to be sung during this coming Sunday's live-streamed service for July 5 at 11 a.m—The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, and (informally) the day after Independence Day. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

Canon Kleinschmidt introduces the hymns to be sung at the live-streamed liturgy for the Fifth Sunday After Pentecost, July 5, 2020.

The Hymns discussed are:

Hymn #594, God of grace and God of glory (tune: Cwm Rhondda);
Hymn #692, I heard the voice of Jesus say (tune: The Third Tune);
Hymn #719, America but with revised text: "How beautiful our spacious skies" (tune: Materna)
William Whitla's Let streams of living justice flow (tune: Thaxted)

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An Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: June 28, 2020

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On Thursday, June 25, Associate Organist John Stunteback introduced the hymns to be sung during this coming Sunday's live-streamed service for June 28 at 11 a.m—The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook, and this week, after two weeks away, was again offered in the organ loft, now featuring a beautiful, newly-refinished floor.

The Hymns discussed are:

O God of every nation (607);
Where cross the crowded ways of life (609);
Lord Christ, when first thou cam'st to earth (598);

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An Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: June 21, 2020

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On Thursday, June 18, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns to be sung during this coming Sunday's live-streamed service for June 21 at 11 a.m—The Third Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook, and this week it was presented on the Pasi portative organ from McCaw Chapel, due to ongoing renovation work in the choir loft.

The Hymns discussed are:

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (390);
They cast their nets in Galilee (661);
Take up your cross (675)

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An Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: June 14, 2020

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On Thursday, June 11, Associate Organist John Stunteback introduced the hymns to be sung during this coming Sunday's live-streamed service for June 14 at 11 a.m—The Second Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook, and this week it was presented on the Pasi portative organ from Thomsen Chapel, due to renovation work in the choir loft.

The Hymns discussed are:

The God of Abraham Praise (401, stanzas 1, 4, & 5);
Come thou fount of every blessing (686);
My God, thy table now is spread (321);
Lord, you give the great commission (words of hymn #528, but sung to the tune Hyfrydol)

...with a few words about a very interesting organ .

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An Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: June 7, 2020

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On Thursday, June 4, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns to be sung during this coming Sunday's live-streamed service for June 7 at 11 a.m—Trinity Sunday. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The Hymns discussed are:

I bind unto myself today (tune: St Patrick's Breastplate) - The Hymnal 1982 #370
Holy, holy holy! (tune: Nicaea) - The Hymnal 1982 #362
Sing praise to our Creator (tune: Christus des ist mein Leben) - The Hymnal 1982 #295

...with a bonus presentation of the fugue subjects of Sunday's postlude, the great "St. Anne Fugue" of J.S. Bach: the Triple Fugue in E Flat, BWV 552.

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