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Full service recording of Joint Celebration of the Episcopal Parishes of Mount Desert Island, Maine.

Featuring debuts of original works by William Hawley, a local composer.

Palm Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Reverend Jonathan B. Appleyard, Rector

Julia Morris-Myers, Organist and Choirmaster

Prelude: King's Weston (Introduction and 3 variations) William Bates

Opening Hymn: 435 (King's Weston)

Collect for Purity

The Liturgy of the Word including readings from the Prophets, Jesus' Entry into Jerusalem and a Parade of the Congregation

  • The First Reading (Zachariah 9:9-10)
  • Reflections by Charlie Lyons
  • The Second Reading (Micah 3:1-2, 9-10)
  • Reflections by Pamela Smith
  • The Third Reading (Isaiah 1:21, 23)
  • Reflections by Sue Seavey
  • The Palms are presented to the people
  • Homily by the Rev. Jonathan Appleyard
  • The Gospel of Jesus Christ
  • The Procession  (Hymn 154)

The Prayers of the People

Confession, Absolution, and the Peace

Prayer for God's Protection

Holy Communion

  • Offertory Anthem: Lift Up Your Heads, William Mathias
  • The Doxology: Hymn 380 (vs. 3)
  • The Great Thanksgiving: Canon A (BCP page 365)
  • Sanctus (debut of original work by William Hawley)
  • Fraction Anthem (debut of original work by William Hawley)
  • The Lord's Prayer (from the New Zealand Book of Common Prayer)
  • Communion: Hymn 439 (Wondrous Love)
  • Communion Anthem: O Bone Jesu (G. B. Palestrina)

Post Communion Prayer and The Blessing

Recessional: Hymn 164

Postlude: Herzliebster Jesu (Johannes Brahms)

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