Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Adult Choir, sermon by the Rev’d Bill Eakins.

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Service Music:

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)