Burns Memorial United Methodist Church

Hymns and Anthems

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DEC 3            1st Sunday of Advent/Communion Sunday

                      Isaiah 64:1-9   Psalm 80:1-7   1 Corinthians 1:3-9  Mark 13:24-37

                           Opening Hymn:           “People Look East”                                UMH #202

                      Response:    “O Come, All Ye Faithful” (refrain)             UMH #234

                      Anthem:      “Advent Promise” by Ruth Elaine Schram

                      Closing Hymn:  Lift Up Your Heads Ye Mighty Gates”   UMH #213


DEC 10          2nd Sunday of Advent

                       Isaiah 40:1-11  Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13   2 Peter 3:8-15  Mark 1:1-9

                           Opening Hymn:           “Angels From the Realm of Glory”          UMH #220

                      Response:    “O Come, All Ye Faithful” (refrain)             UMH #234

                      Anthem:      “God With Us” by Ruth Elaine Schram

                      Hymn:          “Lo, How a Rose E’re Blooming”                   UMH #216

                      Closing Hymn:  It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”         UMH #218


Dec 17          3rd Sunday of Advent

                      Isaiah 6:1-4, 8-11  Psalm 126  1 Thessalonians 5:16-24  John 1:6-8, 19-28

                           Opening Hymn:           “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice”       UMH #224

                      Response:    “O Come, All Ye Faithful” (refrain)             UMH #234

                      Offetory:      Adam Kinney (TBA)

                      Anthem:      “Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine” Arr by Howard Helven

                      Hymn:          “O Little Town of Bethlehem”                             UMH #230

                      Closing Hymn:  Sing We Now of Christmas”              UMH #237


Dec 24          4th Sunday of Advent/Christmas Eve Morning

                      2 Samuel 7:1-11  Luke 1:42-54  Romans 16:25-27  Luke 1:26-38

                           Opening Hymn:            “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”                      UMH #240

                      Response:    “O Come, All Ye Faithful” (refrain)             UMH #234

                      Anthem:      “Amid this Wondrous Night” by Parker/Lantz

                      Hymn:          “The First Noel”                                            UMH #245

                      Closing Hymn: “Angels We Have Heard on High”                      UMH #238


Dec 24          Christmas Eve (Evening Service)

                      Isaiah 9:2-7   Psalm 96  Titus 2:11-14  Luke 2:1-20


                           Opening Hymn:     “Joy to the World”                              UMH #246

                      Response:  O Come, All Ye Faithful” (refrain)                  UMH #234

                      Anthem:       “Bells of Christmastide” by Ken Berg

                      Hymn:          “O Come, All Ye Faithful)                                        UMH #234

                      Closing Hymn:           Silent Night (by candle light)                      UMH #239


Dec 31          First Sunday after Christmas/New Years Eve

                      Isaiah 61:10-62:3  Psalm 148  Galatians 4:4-7  Luke 2:22-40

                           Opening Hymn:  What Child is This?”                              UMH #219

                      Response:   N/A

                      Extra Hymn:  There’s a Song in the Air”                           UMH #249

                      Hymn:  Infant Holy, Infant Lowly”                                          UMH #229

                      Closing Hymn:  Go, Tell it on the Mountain”                   UMH #251



Message from Don Boylls-Direct of Arts and Music:
Please join our choir and/or bell choir.  We have a very gifted, dedicated and most of all fun Chancel Choir and Bell Choir. We rehearse on Wednesday nights. Bell Choir is at 6:00 pm followed by the Chancel Choir rehearsal at 7:00 pm.  We are especially in need of Tenors and Altos, but welcome people in any voice range.
The Bell Choir has 10 members, but can always use more.  Reading music is helpful, but not mandatory. If you would like to come and try ringing a bell, we would be more than glad to have you. The bell choir includes novices to intermediate bell ringers. We usually perform at service at least every two months, along with extra playing time during the Christmas and Easter seasons. Auditions are not necessary.
Our Chancel choir has a core group of about 15, but fluctuates to 20 people. We perform a myriad of songs and styles, ranging from classical, gospel, contemporary and jazz. Please come and join us on Wednesdays for an evening of music, fun, laughter and great Christian fellowship.  We sing every Sunday morning with the exception of the first Sunday of the month, when our marvelous Tongan choir performs.  We also perform at special services, on Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and of course, Christmas Eve. We usually sing a cantata at Christmas and sometimes perform one at Easter. December 5, 2009 our choir will join 7 other choirs with the ECHO coalition, performing a concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Our choir will sing individually as well as sing as part of a mass choir of all the choirs in the coalition, finishing the evening with the glorious” Hallelujah Chorus” from the Messiah.  This will be our 5th year  singing in this great benefit, for this wonderful cause.
As Director of Arts and Music, I am always looking for people who can play instruments, or provide special music in the way of solos, duets, small groups, interpretive dance etc. If you don’t want to make a weekly commitment to a music program, but love to sing or perform occasionally, then see Don Boylls. I’ll work you into our worship service. Worship can never have enough music.  The Psalms say “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord”.  I am always looking for various ways to enhance our worship experience.
From time to time, we have brought in special performances such as local Christian artist Jim Mulaney, National Award winner Roger Nelson and his “Man from Aldersgate” show, and the Contemporary Christian rock group, “After the Chase”. 
If you are interested in becoming a part of either one of our exciting groups, or just performing solo or with a small group, please contact Don Boylls or just show up on Wednesday evenings. We would be thrilled to welcome you into our musical and Christian family.

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