“Come to the Table”

A Musical Celebration of World Communion Sunday

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Fourth Annual Hymnfest

Sponsored by The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd with The First Presbyterian Church of Granbury

Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 4 :00 p.m.

at The First Presbyterian Church of Granbury

303 West Bridge Street

Come to the Table - Hymnfest 2017



Processional Hymn - “When Words Alone Cannot Express” 

Welcome - The Rev. Drew Travis and The Rev. Dr. Suzi Robertson


The people standing, the Celebrant says: Blessed be God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

People: Amen.

Celebrant: Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you,

no secrets are hid; Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your

Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name;

through Christ our Lord. Amen.



Musical Collect “Be Thou My Vision” All Sing


Musical Gloria: “When in Our Music God is Glorified” All Sing


Celebrant: The Lord be with You

People: And also with you.

Celebrant: Let us pray as we come together in the Name of the Lord.


Choral Anthem : “A Place at the Table” Murray/True

Hymns of the Friendship with our Lord

“What a Friend We Have in Jesus” / “Yesu Kwetu ni Rafiki”




“Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus” All Sing



Choral Anthem “The River” Arr. Sally K. Albrecht


Hymns of the Promise of God

“It Is Well With My Soul” All Sing


“Blessed Assurance” All Sing




Instrumental Offering “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” J. S. Bach


Hymns of Praise to the Creator

“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” All Sing




“Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” All Sing




Choral Anthem: “Offertory” John Ness Beck

The Liturgy of the Table

The Offertory


Offertory Anthem “Come to the Table of Grace” All Sing


Doxology (Alternate tune)




The Holy Communion

The Great Thanksgiving

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Celebrant: Lift up your hearts.

People: We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People: It is right to give our thanks and praise.



It is truly right to glorify you, Father, and to give you thanks, for you alone are God, living and true, dwelling in light inaccessible from before time and forever. Fountain of all life and source of all goodness, you made all things and fill them with your blessing; you created them to re- joice in the splendor of your radiance. Countless throngs of angels stand before you to serve you night and day, and, beholding the glory of your presence, they offer you unceasing praise. Join- ing with them, and giving voice to every creature under heaven, we glorify your name and lift our voices in joyful praise:


Choral Sanctus All Sing


The Celebrant Continues:

All holy God, how wonderful is the work of your hands! When sin had scarred the world, you entered into covenant to renew the whole creation. As a mother tenderly gathers her children, as a father joyfully welcomes his own, you embraced a people as your own and filled them with longing for a peace that would last and for a justice that would never fail. Through countless generations your people hungered for the bread of freedom. From them you raised up Jesus, your Son, the living bread, in whom ancient hungers are satisfied. He healed the sick, though he himself would suffer; he offered life to sinners, though death would hunt him down. But with a love stronger than death, he opened wide his arms and surrendered his spirit. On the night be- fore he met with death, Jesus came to the table with those he loved. He took bread and praised you, God of all creation. He broke the bread among his disciples and said: Take this, all of you, and eat it. This is my body, given for you. When the supper was ended, he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to you, God of all creation. He passed the cup among his disciples and said: Take this, all of you, and drink from it. This is the cup of the new covenant sealed in my blood for the forgiveness of sin. Do this in remembrance of me. and thanksgiving, we commemorate Jesus, your Son. Death could not bind him, for you raised him up in the Spirit of holiness and exalted him as Lord of creation.


The people say the following:

Great is the mystery of faith:

Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come, again.


The Celebrant Continues:

Eternal God, let your Holy Spirit move in power over us and over these earthly gifts of bread and wine, that they may be the communion of the body and blood of Christ, and that we may become one in him. May his coming in glory find us ever watchful in prayer, strong in truth and love, and faithful in the breaking of the bread. Then, at last, all peoples will be free, all divisions healed, and with your whole creation, we will sing your praise, through your Son, Jesus Christ. Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor are yours, almighty Father, forever and ever. Amen.


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

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come,

Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.


Celebrant:  Come and Be Nourished


Communion Hymns

“Alleluia, Alleluia” All Sing



“I Am the Bread of Life” All Sing



“Let Us Break Bread Together” All Sing



“Taste and See” Verses Sung by Soloists


Celebrant: Let us Pray

Eternal God, heavenly Father,

You have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his body and blood. Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Clergy Blessing


Retiring Processional Hymn

“Christ for the World We Sing” All Sing





Musical Benediction and Sending Forth

“The Lord Bless You and Keep You” All Sing






The Communion Liturgy is taken from:

The Episcopal of Common Prayer

The Presbyterian Book of Common Worship


The Rev. Drew Travis, First Presbyterian Church of Granbury

The Rev. Dr. Suzi Robertson, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Granbury


Lay Leaders:

Ian Moore, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Granbury Leslie Guinn, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Granbury


Musical Director:

Vanessa Back



Echo Wilson



Mitzi Ames



Dr. Chuck Kennard- Percussion

Madison Purvis- Flute


Strings for All Seasons:

April Brenning- 1st Violin

Kim Payne- 2nd Violin

Eriko Howard- Viola

Rachel Jarvis- Cello



Guest Soprano- Dr. Heather Hawk Guest Baritone- Dr. Iwao Asakura

Choirs of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd and the First Presbyterian Church of Granbury


Program design and printing:

Melinda Ray

When Words Alone Cannot Express -
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When in Our Music God is Glorified -
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Be Thou My Vision -
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A Place at the Table -
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What a Friend We Have in Jesus -
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Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus -
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The River - Anthology
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It is Well With My Soul -
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Blessed Assurance -
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Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - J.S. Bach
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Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee -
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Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise -
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Offertory - John Ness Beck
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Come to the Table of Grace -
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Doxology -
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Alleluia, Alleluia -
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I Am the Bread of Life -
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Let Us Break Bread Together -
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Taste and See -
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Christ for the World We Sing -
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The Lord Bless You and Keep You -
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