It was a wonderful celebration of music and fellowship.
Theresa requested the Bruckner setting of the Ave Maria. So the Senior Choir spent a couple of weeks learning this wonderful piece.
Here is the Order of Worship. Numbers are out of The Hymnal 1982.
Seating of the Mothers:
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (J.S. Bach)
The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune (Hymn 377; R.V. Williams)
Here I will interrupt my list. This was treated as a Processional Hymn, so the people sang with the choir. Those of you familiar with this setting know there is the fanfare before verses 1 and 5. The bride processed in to the fanfare preceding verse 5.
Declaration of Consent
The First Lesson: Colossians 3:12-17
Paslm: Ps150 (Anglican chant setting by G.S. Talbot)
The Second Lesson: 1 John 4:7-16
Sequence Hymn: 376, Joyful, joyful we adore thee (HYMN TO JOY)
The Gospel: Mark 10:6-9; 13-16
The Blessing of the Marriage
Offertory Anthem: Ave Maria (A. Bruckner)
The Great Thanksgiving
Sanctus: S-130, Deutsche Messe (F. Schubert)
The Breaking of the Bread
Communion motet: Ubi caritas et amor (M. Duruflé)
Communion hymn: 516, Come down, O love divine (DOWN AMPNEY)
The Prayer after the Communion
Closing Hymn: 665, All my hope on God is founded (MICHAEL)
Recessional: Toccata from Symphonie V (C.-M. Widor)
Congratulations again to Dave and Theresa Scocca.
I'll end with a very sweet poem that was included as a wedding favour from their reception. Each guest received a small bag filled with five sweet almonds.
To remind us that life is both bitter and sweet.
Five wishes for the new husband and wife –
Health, wealth, happiness, children, and a long life!