Christmass Eve Pre-Service and Other Special Music

Prelude (Pre-service music begins 30 minutes before the announced service time below)

~30 minutes before 5:00 pm~

Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming Traditional German
Annie Jewell, violin; Bill Glisson, piano
Oh, My Child Dr. Heber W. Johnson
Annie Jewell, soprano
Christmas Angels arr. Jack Schrader
Terry Miller, Trumpet
Gesù Bambino arr. Mark Hayes
Annie Jewell, soprano
A Christmas Gloria arr. Jerry van der Pol
Jan Betts, Piano; Bill Glisson, Organ

~30 minutes before 8:30 pm~

Do You Hear What I Hear Noel Regney
Clare Zumwalt, soprano

Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming Traditional German
Annie Jewell, violin; Bill Glisson, piano

How Great Our Joy Lloyd Larson
Teresa Hall, soprano

Christmas Angels arr. Jack Schrader
Terry Miller, Trumpet

Oh, My Child Dr. Heber W. Johnson
Annie Jewell, soprano

On a Night of Wonder (Adult Choir) Jay Althouse

Gesù Bambino arr. Mark Hayes
Annie Jewell, soprano
A Christmas Gloria arr. Jerry van der Pol
Jan Betts, Piano; Bill Glisson, Organ

~30 minutes before 11:00 pm~

Annie Jewell, Violin I; Isabel de Andrade, Violin II; Carley Gerdes, Viola; Hillary Flowers, Cello

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing F. Mendelssohn
O Come, All Ye Faithful Traditional
The First Noel John Stainer
Good Christian Men, Rejoice Gustav Holst
Gesù Bambino Pietro A. Yon
God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen Traditional
We Three Kings Traditional
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel arr. Walford Davies
In the Bleak Midwinter Gustav Holst

Offering

5:00 How Great Our Joy Lloyd Larson
Teresa Hall, soprano

8:30 A La Nanita Nana (Adult Choir) arr. Ruth Artman

11:00 O Holy Night J.S. Dwight
Annie and Isabelle Jewell (vocal duet)

Postlude Joy to the World (based on Handel’s “Messiah”) arr. Norman Johnson
Bill Glisson, Director of Music and Principal Organist

St Matthew's Pastor Sam Zumwalt

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The Rev. Dr. Samuel Zumwalt has worked in churches for 46 years and in May 2022 celebrated the 41st anniversary of his ordination to the holy ministry. He is a member of the Society of the Holy Trinity (www.societyholytrinity.org). In 2004, Pr. Zumwalt moved with his family to Wilmington from Texas, where he served for 23 years as pastor of small, midsize, and large congregations.