Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Adult Choir, sermon by the Rev’d Bill Eakins.
Worship at Home:
Voluntary Passacaglia: The prodigal son James Biery (b. 1956)
A passacaglia is a musical work in which a single line of music is repeated over and over, usually in the bass, and continuous themeatic development happens in the upper parts – much like the famous Pachelbel Canon. James Biery’s Passacaglia takes the listener through all of the emotions of the Prodigal Son story – questioning, loss, pain, quiet resolution – finally quoting the hymn-tune St. Columba.
Processional Hymn 518 Christ is made the sure foundation Westminster Abbey
Song of Praise 417 This is the feast Festival Canticle
Sequence Hymn 645 The King of love my shepherd is St. Columba
Offertory Anthem My shepherd will supply my need American Folk Melody, arr. Virgil Thomson (1896-1989)
Words: Isaac Watts (1674-1748), para. Psalm 23, found at Hymn 664
Sanctus S125 Richard Proulx (1937-2010)
Fraction Anthem Christ our Passover Jeffrey Rickard (b. 1942)
Communion Anthem The Lord is my Shepherd from Requiem John Rutter (b. 1945)
Words: Psalm 23
Nancy Skeele, flute
Quiet and serene, this pastoral setting of Psalm 23 offers a sweeping Rutter melody and a gorgeous flute solo that hovers gently above the choir. It creates an ethereal moment that so capably interprets the peaceful assurance of the beloved text.
Closing Hymn 304 I come with joy to meet my Lord Land of Rest
Voluntary Carillon Herbert Murrill (1909-1952)