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The Holy Eucharist Christmas Eve Monday 24 December 2012 • 11 p.m.


welcome to grace

It’s Christmas.

Christmas message from the Bishop Christmas is the center of the most sublime time in the year, running from St. Andrew’s Day on November 30 through the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6. In this season we learn again to see the enormous importance of the small and the defenseless in our lives — both in our inner lives and in the world of our experiences. It is in the small and the defenseless that true life, divinity, and love are to be found.

— The Right Reverend Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop

welcome from the Dean Welcome to Grace Cathedral during this holiday season. The staff and people of this cathedral join me in wishing you a very merry Christmas. We hope that our Christmas services will inspire you, and that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the new year. This is a house of prayer for all people, which means it is your cathedral. Please come back and enjoy this sacred space and our worship, and spend some time with us. We will be delighted to see you again. To learn more about our worship services and cathedral events, as well as our work in the community and city, please see our website, www.gracecathedral.org.

— The Very Reverend Dr. Jane Shaw, Dean

Worshipping with us The words and music of our Christmas services speak from our ancient tradition and perhaps also give voice to what is waiting to be expressed in our own hearts. They announce both God’s promises and their fulfillment‚ something we can never earn or work for. They come as pure gift. We celebrate here our outrageous but firm belief that God yearns to be part of our lives and world. We believe that this really has happened in the person of Jesus the Christ and continues to happen in us. Coming together in this great cathedral cave, we recall the little cave of Bethlehem where this mysterious truth about God-with-us was so tenderly made known. Some of our services include Holy Communion. You are most welcome to follow the guiding of the ushers to receive the bread and wine, which we believe, by the power of God’s Holy Spirit, do not just recall and point to God’s presence with and for us, but also contain and really make present this divine gift. If you do not wish to receive either the wine or the bread, cross your arms in front of you, touching your shoulders, and simply say, “Amen.” Again, we welcome you among us and wish you the blessings of a merry Christmas.


Th e H o ly E u ch a ri st

The Eve of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ • Monday 24 December 2012 • 11 pm Ask an usher about wheelchair seating, hearing assistance devices, or large-print leaflets. Restrooms are located on the lower level. All who seek God and are drawn to Christ are welcome at God’s table. As you prepare for worship, please be sensitive to the needs of those around you who may wish to pray quietly. Please refrain from unnecessary conversation, and silence any audible electronic devices. Please do not use photographic, video, or audio recording equipment before or during worship services.

Prel u d e M u s ic

Sussex Carol

Prelude music begins at 10:30 pm.

English Traditional, arr. David Wilcocks

The Linden Tree Carol

Old German tune, arr. Reginald Jaques

In Terra Pax

Gerald Finzi

Traditional, arr. Leo Sowerby

Good King Wenceslas

Th e Pro ces s io n Hymn 83

The people stand as the procession enters.

All

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Adeste Fideles

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem; come and behold him, born the King of angels; O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

God from God, Light from Light eternal, lo! he abhors not the Virgin’s womb; only-begotten Son of the Father; O come, let us adore him...

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation, sing, all ye citizens of heaven above; glory to God, glory in the highest; O come, let us adore him...

See how the shepherds, summoned to his cradle, leaving their flocks, draw nigh to gaze; we too will thither bend our joyful footsteps; O come, let us adore him...

Child, for us sinners poor and in the manger, we would embrace thee with love and awe; who would not love thee, loving us so dearly? O come, let us adore him... Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning; Jesus, to thee be glory giv’n; Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing; O come, let us adore him...

text: John Francis Wade (1711-1786); tr. Frederick Oakeley (1802-1880) and others; music: present form of melody att. John Francis Wade (1711-1786); harm. The English Hymnal, 1906

Opening Acclamation

Presider

People

Blessed be the one, holy, and living God. Glory to God for ever and ever. 1


Gloria in excelsis

Choir

An ancient hymn inspired by the angels’ song over Bethlehem.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to all those of good will. We praise you, we bless you, we worship you, we glorify you, we give thanks to you because of your great glory, Lord God, King of heaven, God the Father almighty. Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son: Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father. You take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. You take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. You sit at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us. For you alone are holy, you alone are the Lord. You alone are the most high, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

The Collect of the Day

Presider

People

The First Lesson

After the reading

Psalm 96: 1–4, 11–13

Antiphon

Choir

All sing the Antiphon

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All sing the Antiphon

Zoltán Kodály Missa Brevis

May God be with you And also with you.

Let us pray. O God, you have caused this holy night to shine with the brightness of the true Light: Grant that we, who have known the mystery of that Light on earth, may also enjoy him perfectly in heaven; where with you and the Holy Spirit he lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Th e Wo rd of G o d The people sit.

Isaiah 9: 2–7

Thanks be to God. The people remain seated. The choir sings the antiphon, then all repeat.

Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the whole earth. Sing to the Lord and bless the Lord’s Name; proclaim the good news of salvation from day to day. Declare the glory of the Lord among the nations and the wonders of the Lord among all peoples. For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; more to be feared than all gods. O sing unto the Lord a new song. Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea thunder and all that is in it; let the field be joyful and all that is therein. Then shall all the trees of the wood shout for joy before the Lord who is coming, who is coming to judge the earth. The Lord will judge the world with righteousness and the peoples with truth. O sing unto the Lord a new song.

chant: T. W. Hanforth


The Second Lesson After the reading Thanks be to God. Hymn 100

Titus 2: 11–14

Sung by all, standing.

Antioch

Joy to the world! the Lord is come: let earth receive her King; let every heart prepare him room, and heaven and nature sing...

All

Upper voices

Joy to the world! the Savior reigns; let us our songs employ, while fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains repeat the sounding joy...

Lower voices

No more let sins and sorrows grow, nor thorns infest the ground; he comes to make his blessings flow far as the curse is found...

All

He rules the world with truth and grace, and makes the nations prove the glories of his righteousness, and wonders of his love...

text: Isaac Watts (1674-1748), alt.; music: Feorge Frideric Handel (1685-1759); adapt. and arr. Lowell Mason (1792-1872)

The Holy Gospel

The Gospel procession moves to the Chi Rho.

Luke 2: 1–20

œ œ˙œ œœ œ ˙ œ œ˙œ œœ œ ˙ œ œœœ˙œ œ˙ ˙

The choir alone sings the first Alleluia, then the people join in.

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Choir

People

Al

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Behold, I bring you tidings of great joy!



All repeat the three Alleluias. The Great Doors are opened that the Gospel may be proclaimed to the world.

Before the Gospel

All

After the Gospel

Acclamation

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

The Gospel procession returns. Choir

The Homily

The Holy Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ according to Luke. Glory to you, Lord Christ.

G.R. Woodward

Ding-dong, ding: Ding-a-dong-a-ding: Ding-dong, ding-dong: Ding-a-dong-ding. Up! good Christen folk, and listen how the merry churchbells ring, and from steeple bid good people come adore the newborn King; Tell the story how from glory God came down at Christmastide, bringing gladness, chasing sadness, showering blessings far and wide. Born of mother, blest o’er other, Ex Marie Virgine, [of the Virgin Mary] In a stable (‘tis no fable), Christus natus hodie. [Christ is born today]

The people sit.

The Right Rev. Marc Handley Andrus Bishop of California

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The Nicene Creed

The people stand.

All We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: [All may bow]

On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.

The Prayers of the People The deacon leads the prayers. After each petition God, grant us peace. The Presider concludes with a collect.

All

The Peace

Amen.

Presider

All

The peace of Christ be always with you. And also with you.   All may greet each other in the name of Christ.

Welcome

The people sit.

Offertory Sentence

Anthem 

Anthem 

An offering will be received for the ministries of Grace Cathedral. Thank you for your generosity. Sung in German.

J. S. Bach

Choir

Shout ye exultant, this day of salvation, glory to God in the highest today! Fear ye no longer, forsake lamentation, sing ye with gladness, exultant and gay. Worship the master and bow ye before Him, come all ye faithful with song to adore Him.  – Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander)

Choir

All this night shrill Chanticleer, day’s proclaiming trumpeter, Claps his wings and loudly cries, Mortals, mortals, wake and rise! See a wonder Heaven is under; From the earth is risen a Sun, shines all though day be done.

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Th e H o ly Co m m u n io n

Wake, O earth, wake everything, wake and hear the joy I bring;

Richard Dirksen


Wake and joy; for all this night heaven and every twinkling light, All amazing still stand gazing Angels, Powers and all that be, wake, and joy this Sun to see.

Hail, O Sun, O blessed Light, sent into the world by night! Let thy rays and heavenly powers shine in these dark souls of ours; For most duly thou art truly – William Austin God and Man we do confess: Hail, O Sun of Righteousness! The people stand as representatives of the congregation bring the people’s offerings of bread, wine, and money to be placed on the Altar. The wine offered at this Eucharist includes Cremisan Cellars wine from Bethlehem in the Holy Land, given by Elias D’Eis of Holy Land Trust. http://www.cremisan.org

Hymn 105

Sung by all, standing.

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God Rest You Merry

God rest you merry, gentlemen, let nothing you dismay; remember Christ our Savior was born on Christmas Day, to save us all from Satan’s power when we were gone astray. O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy; O tidings of comfort and joy! From God our heavenly Father a blessèd angel came and unto certain shepherds brought tidings of the same: how that in Bethlehem was born the Son of God by name. O tidings of comfort and joy...

“Fear not, then,” said the angel, “Let nothing you affright; this day is born a Savior of a pure virgin bright, to free all those who trust in him from Satan’s power and might.” O tidings of comfort and joy... Now to the Lord sing praises, all you within this place, and with true love and charity, each other now embrace; this holy tide of Christmas doth bring redeeming grace. O tidings of comfort and joy...

text: London carol, 18th cent.; music: melody from Little Book of Christmas Carols, ca. 1850; harm. Charles Winfred Douglas (1867-1944)

The Great Thanksgiving

Presider, continuing

Sanctus 

...who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your name: Sung in Latin.

Choir

Kodály

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

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Presider, concluding

All

Presider

...Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father, now and for ever.

And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

The Breaking of the Bread 

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Choir

All

The first alleluia is sung by the choir, then all join in.

œ œ˙œ œœ œ ˙ œ œ˙œ œœ œ ˙ œ œœœ˙œ œ˙ ˙

Al

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Christ our passover is sacrificed for us. 

All repeat the three Alleluias.

Invitation to Communion

The presider invites the people to come forward for Communion. All who seek God and are drawn to Christ are welcome at God’s table. Gluten-free Communion wafers are available at the north altar rail.

For a variety of reasons, it is our custom to consume the Bread and sip the Wine directly from the cup. You are invited to guide the cup by grasping its base. If you choose not to receive either the Bread or the Wine, simply cross your arms over your chest and respond “A men” when it is presented.

Agnus Dei

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Choir

Charles Wood Communion Service in F

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: grant us peace.


Motet

Choir

Hymn 111

trad. French , arr. Leo Sowerby

Here betwixt ass and oxen mild, sleep my little child. Angels from on high hover in the sky, keeping watch above the incarnate God of love. Here in the crib, secure from harms, sleep in your mother’s arms. Here betwixt rose and lily white, sleep my son tonight. On this fair night of holy joy, sleep my little boy. – Charles Winfred Douglas All may kneel.

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Stille Nacht

Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright round yon virgin mother and child Holy infant, so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly peace. Silent night, holy night, shepherds quake at the sight, glories stream from heaven afar heavenly hosts sing alleluia; Christ the Savior is born! Christ the Savior is born!

Silent night, holy night, Son of God, love’s pure light radiant beams from thy holy face, with the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord, at thy birth. Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.

text: Joseph Mohr (1792-1848); tr. John Freeman Young (1820-1885); music: melody by Franz Xaver Gruber (1787-1863); harm. Carl H. Reincke (1824-1910)

Post-Communion Prayer

Presider

All

After all have received Communion, the people stand.

Let us pray. Radiant God, with our eyes we have seen your salvation, and in this meal we have feasted on your grace. May your Word take flesh in us, that we may be your holy people, revealing your glory made known to us in Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

Th e S e n d i n g Fo r t h Hymn 87

Sung by all, standing.

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Mendelssohn

Hark! the herald angels sing glory to the newborn King! Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled! Joyful, all ye nations, rise, join the triumph of the skies; with th’angelic host proclaim Christ is born in Bethlehem! Hark! the herald angels sing glory to the newborn King!

Christ, by highest heav’n adored; Christ, the everlasting Lord; late in time behold him come, offspring of the Virgin’s womb. Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; hail th’incarnate Deity. Pleased as man with us to dwell; Jesus, our Emmanuel! Hark! the herald angels sing glory to the newborn King!

Mild he lays his glory by, born that we no more may die, born to raise us from the earth, born to give us second birth. Ris’n with healing in his wings, light and life to all he brings, hail, the Sun of Righteousness! hail, the heaven-born Prince of Peace! Hark! the herald angels sing glory to the newborn King! text: Charles Wesley (1707-1788), alt.; music: Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847); adapt. William H. Cummings (1831-1915)

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The Blessing and Dismissal

Bishop

People

Deacon

People

Our help is in the Name of the Lord. The maker of heaven and earth. Blessed be the Name of the Lord. From this time forth for evermore.

May almighty God, who sent the Son to take our nature upon him, bless you in this holy season, scatter the darkness of sin, and brighten your heart with the light of holiness. Amen.

May God, who sent the angels to proclaim the glad news of the Savior’s birth, fill you with joy, and make you heralds of the Gospel. Amen. May God, who in the Word made flesh joined heaven to earth and earth to heaven, give you the peace and favor of this holy feast. Amen.

And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be upon you and remain with you for ever. Amen. Let us go forth in the name of Christ. Thanks be to God.

Voluntary 

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Carillon de Westminster

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Serving the Assembly Homilist Presider Deacons Lay Assistant Readers Musicians

The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop of California The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, Dean The Rev. Nina L. Pickerrell, Cathedral Deacon The Ven. Anthony Turney, Deacon for the Arts Rodney Anderson Anna Deavere Smith, Trustee, Grace Cathedral Philip Bowles, Former Trustee, Grace Cathedral Canon Benjamin Bachmann, Canon Director of Music Lawrence Thain, Assistant Director of Music

Amrit Baveja

Trebles*

Alex DiNapoli

Matthew Gin

Alexander Infield

Jack Peasley-Lynch

Ryan Tabibian

Calum MacDermid

Niraj Desai

Nathan Jew

Nicky Martin

Will Morris

Kian Soheili

Max Cohen

Jonah Fleishhacker

Gibson Morris

Robby Nooney

Luca Perr

Thomas Su

Altos

Leigh Anderson

Jean-Paul Jones

Justin Montigne

Brad Osness

Dan Stanley

Tenors

Thomas Busse

David Kurtenbach

Clarence Wright

Louis Vierne

Basses Adam Cole * Christopher Dowd John Kelley Drew Poling * Coleman Roberts Tom Serene Louis Weiner             * denotes choristers Violins Jeremy Cohen ** Matthew Szemela Hande Erdem Laurien Jones Phillip Santos Adrienne Singhpiel Viola Keith Lawrence Oscar Hasbun Jennifer Sills Cellos Kelley Maulbetsch Joel Cohen Louella Hasbun Bass Richard Worn Flute Michelle Caimotto Oboe Kyle Bruckman Clarinet Karla Avila Bassoon Rufus Olivier Trumpets Kale Cummings Owen Miyoshi Harp Michael Steadman Percussion Tim Dent            ** Concertmaster

Copyrights: ‘O come, all ye faithful’ (EH1982-083): (public domain); ‘Lo, how a rose’ (Hymn EH1982-081): words: Translation ©1978, Lutheran Book of Worship; ‘Good Christian friends, rejoice’ (EH1982-107): music: music copyrighted by the Church Pension Fund; ‘Angels we have heard on high’ (EH1982-096): words: By permission of Fleming H. Revell Company; ‘The Lord be with you’ (EH1982-s120): music: setting copyrighted by the Church Pension Fund; ‘Amen’ (EH1982-s118): music: setting copyrighted by the Church Pension Fund; ‘Our Father, who art in heaven’ (EH1982-s119): music: setting copyrighted by the Church Pension Fund; ‘Away in a manger’ (EH1982-101): music: Harmonization by permission of Oxford Univeristy Press; ‘Hark! the herald angels sing’ (EH1982087): (public domain); Postcommunion Prayer (“Radiant God” from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, prayer 249): originally from Sundays and Seasons © 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001 by Augsburg Fortress; Hymns and service music reprinted under OneLicense. net #A‑709351, All Rights Reserved.


Christmas flowers and foliage are given to the glory of God and with our thanks. In Honor Of:

Josephine Weiner Coe

Sunday mornings, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., in Gresham Hall. Hosted by the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw. Free and open to all. www.gracecathedral.org/forum.

In Memory Of:

Roy Ashley Anna Marguerite deGroot Barte Martha Barte Bovard Anna Marguerite Barte Brenna John Britton Litsa D. Contoules Vivian L. Contoules Jane Crocker The Rev. Paul C. Deckenbach Dorothy’s mom, dad, &   brother (Chicago) Tom Dross Archdeacon Thomas Dyson,   grandfather of Nicholas,  Edward, & Julian Herbert H. Gee Patricia C. Georgantas Paul Halley Arnold & Harriet Houck Goon Yan Jeong Yin Ming Jeong Harold & Rosalie Johnson Cary & Agnes Reynolds Jones Kazuhiro’s mom, dad, &   brother (Tokyo) Gerard & Irene Lane Fred & Jacqueline Lazar Sunny deGroot Manahan Helen Mavromatis Our fathers,   Allison “Bud” Decker &   Farrar “Ark” Carruth Alicia Parlette Ted N. Poulos Paul W. Poynter

THE FORUM I WINTER 2013

JA N UA RY 1 3

David G. Rodgers Anna Souris Dean J. Stevens Mary C. Stevens

Thank you to:

Anonymous Richard & Alice Alsterberg Barbara Belloli Rebecca Bowman J. M. Xena Brenna Thomas Cantrell & Robert Lane Gabriel & Nancy Carruth Virginia & Michael Coe Samuel Crocker Diocesan Altar Guild Jerome Englebardt Virginia C. Gee Aristides Georgantas Peter Gettner Peter Grace Gary Jennings & John Poynter Herbert L. Jeong Dr. Ronald C. Johnson The Rev. Vern E. Jones Juliana Dyson Smith Catherine Stevens Dr. Dorothy Tsuruta   & Kazuhiro Tsuruta The Ven. Anthony Turney

The high altar flowers are given by Lucy Buchanan to the glory of God and in loving memory of John Edward Buchanan, Jr. (1953-2011). An Evening of Silent Films Saturday, January 26, 2013 Dorothy Papadakos accompanies iconic films on the great Aeolian-Skinner organ.

7 p.m. The Battleship Potemkin (1925) 9 p.m. Nosferatu (1922) Single Tickets: $10 – $20 Cathedral Pass (both films with priority seating): $17 – $34 www.cityboxoffice.com, 415-392-4400

The Rt. Rev. Dr. David Stancliffe, former Bishop of Salisbury Music and Theology JA N UA RY 2 0

Dr. Sarah Ogilvie, linguist and lexicographer with Anna Deavere Smith, actor and playwright Words of the World JA N UA RY 2 7

Susanne Mentzer, mezzo-soprano The Next Generation of Opera F E B R UA RY 3

The Rev. Becca Stevens, founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms Activism and Priesthood F E B R UA RY 1 0

Linda Ronstadt, Grammy winner and arts advocate The Power of Music F E B R UA RY 1 7

The Rev. Rosa Lee Harden and Kevin Jones, Co-founders of SOCAP Money and Meaning F E B R UA RY 24

The Very Rev. June Osborne, Dean of Salisbury Cathedral Medieval Cathedrals

MARCH 10

Anne Patterson, Grace Cathedral’s 2013 Artist in Residence Music and the Visual Arts MARCH 17

Rob Bell, author and founder of Mars Hill Bible Church What We Talk About When We Talk About God “Come to Bethlehem and see ...” Holy Land Pilgrimage Oct. 31 - Nov. 13, 2013 Experience the biblical and cultural sites relating to the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, his ministry in Galilee and his death and resurrection in Jerusalem. Led by the Rev. Canon Mark Stanger and a local Palestinian Christian licensed tour guide, Canon Iyad Qumri. Information session following Thursday Evensong, January 17th, at 6 p.m. Contact the Rev. Mark Stanger at marks@gracecathedral.org.


cathedral worship

Christmas services

Sunday Nursery 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Eucharist 8:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Choral Eucharist 11 a.m. Evensong  3 p.m. Contemplative Eucharist  6 p.m.

Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve Bishop’s Christmas Pageant, 11 a.m.

Monday - Friday Morning Prayer Holy Eucharist Evening Prayer

Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday Holy Eucharist Choral Evensong Saturday Morning Prayer Evening Prayer

Christmas Lessons & Carols, 4 p.m.

ary Feu

The Choir of Men & Boys. Capacity crowd; come early.

9 a.m. 12:10 p.m. 5:15 p.m.

Sung by the Cathedral Camerata

7:30 a.m. 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday, December 25, Christmas Day Christmas Day Choral Eucharist, 11 a.m.

9 a.m. 3 p.m.

Dattte!e!! v thhe Da Save

Children in costume help enact the Christmas story

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Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist, 11 p.m. The Choir of Men & Boys and orchestra. Capacity crowd; come early.

The cathedral will be open from 8 am. 4 p.m. on December 25 and December 26.

COME DINE AND CELEBRATE AT A GALA TO BENEFIT GRACE CATHEDRAL Distinguished guest speaker Linda Ronstadt Distinguished guest performer Suzanne Mentzer

When We’re Open www.gracecathedral.org/carnivale Cathedral: Sunday 8 a.m.–7 p.m. • Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–6 p.m. • Saturday 8 a.m.– 6 p.m. • The Shop: Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. • Sunday 9 a.m.–4 p.m. • Peet’s Coffee Kiosk: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m. • Saturday–Sunday 8 a.m.–4 p.m. • Columbarium: Sunday 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m. • Docent-led Tours: Monday-Friday 1–3 p.m. • Saturday 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. • Sunday 12:30–2:30 p.m. For group tours, call (415) 749-6348. Listen to sermons and services online You can hear the 11 a.m. Sunday Eucharist and 5:15 p.m. Thursday Evensong on our website for a week after each service. The sermons from our 11 a.m. Sunday Eucharist are also available as podcasts. Subscribe to the sermons through iTunes, or listen to the sermons and recent services on our website at www.gracecathedral.org/listen/. Get connected, stay connected Sign up for the cathedral’s weekly newsletter, Cathedral Highlights, at our website, www.gracecathedral.org. Sign up for Diobytes, the diocesan weekly newsletter, at www.diocal.org. Prayer Requests To request prayers of thanksgiving or intercession, email prayer@gracecathedral.org. Every day, our prayer team tends to the concerns of the community and remembers those who have died. Cathedral Clergy and Program Staff The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop, Diocese of California • bishopmarc@diocal.org • (415) 673-0606 The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, Dean • janes@gracecathedral.org • (415) 749-6321 The Rev. Canon Mark E. Stanger, Canon Precentor • marks@gracecathedral.org • (415) 749-6318 The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Canon to the Bishop and Canon Residentiary • michaelb@diocal.org • (415) 869-7825 The Rev. Jude Harmon, Minor Canon • judeh@gracecathedral.org • (415) 749-6314 The Rev. Andy Lobban, Minor Canon • andyl@gracecathedral.org • (415) 749-6364 The Rev. Nina Pickerrell, Cathedral Deacon • ninap@gracecathedral.org • (415) 749-6391 The Ven. Anthony Turney, Deacon for the Arts • anthonyt@gracecathedral.org • (415) 749-6351 Ms. Carren Sheldon, Associate for Family Ministries • carrens@gracecathedral.org • (415) 749-6369 Canon Benjamin Bachmann, Canon Director of Music • benb@gracecathedral.org • (415) 749-6334 The Very Rev. Dr. Alan Jones, Dean Emeritus Everything Whatsoever To Do with the Cathedral Congregation • congregation@gracecathedral.org • (415) 749-6344 General Information • (415) 749-6300 • info@gracecathedral.org • www.gracecathedral.org 1100 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 We believe in one God, known to us in Jesus Christ, also known by different names in different traditions. We seek to challenge and transform the world, beginning with ourselves, and to celebrate the image of God in every person. We are a house of prayer, worship and service for everyone, welcoming all who seek an inclusive community of love.

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