Sunday 26 March

Fourth Sunday of Lent—Mothering Sunday

10.00 Parish Eucharist

Order of Service
All-age Service for Mothering Sunday—Parish Eucharist for Fourth Sunday in Lent
Mass setting
James MacMillan (b. 1959)—St Anne’s Mass

Motet during communion
Hans Leo Hassler (1564–1612)—Dixit Maria ad angelum ('Mary said to the angel ...')

Gathering hymn 238 For Mary, Mother of our Lord ST BOTOLPH
Gradual hymn  — God of Eve and God of Mary LOVE DIVINE (516 i)
Offertory 241 Sing we of the blessed Mother ABBOT'S LEIGH (418)
Communion 242 The Angel Gabriel from heaven came GABRIEL'S MESSAGE
Sending out 530 Now thank we all our God NUN DANKET

Organ music before the service
Marcel Dupré (1886–1971))—Ave Maris Stella Op. 18 no. 6
Marcel Dupré (1886–1971))—Ave Maris Stella Op. 18 no. 7

Final organ voluntary
Hans Friedrich Micheelsen (1902–73)—Chorale Prelude on ‘Nun danket alle Gott' (‘Now thank we all our God')

On the day after the feast of the Annunciation of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary, during Communion we sing Luke's story of the Annunciation in the hymn, and Mary's reported words to the angel in the motet.