Randolph Nichols offered a very insightful comment a few days ago on the printed order of service:
(It) complements the hymn board. Unfortunately, at least here in the Northeast, most parishes don’t follow that route unless there is a tradition of exceptional care taken with music. People don’t seem to realize what a wonderful educational tool the printed program can be. For example, knowing the title and composer of music that leaves a positive impression helps to clarify what has been missing and what should be striven for.
What do you think? Worth a weekly printing? Too wasteful? Would it enable you to do away with hymnal expenses? Is this kind of information really helpful?