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

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Service Music:

Voluntary     Variations on Christe Sanctorum     David Dahl (b. 1937)

Processional Hymn 405    All things bright and beautiful    Royal Oak

Gloria in excelsis S278     William Mathias (1934-1992)

Sequence Hymn 593 1-3    Lord, make us servants of your peace    Dickinson College

Hymn at the Blessing of the Animals 400    All creatures of our God and King     Lasst uns erfreuen

Offertory Anthem    Teach me, O Lord    Thomas Attwood (1765-1838)
Words: Psalm 119: 33

Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.

Sanctus S128    William Mathias

Fraction Anthem S166  Agnus Dei     Gerald Near (b. 1942)

Communion Anthem   Draw us in the Spirit’s tether    Harold W. Friedell (1905-1958)
Text attributed to Percy Dearmer (1867-1936)

Draw us in the Spirit’s tether; for when humbly, in thy name,
Two or three are met together, thou art in the midst of them:
Alleluya! Alleluya! Touch we now thy garment’s hem.

As disciples used to gather in the name of Christ to sup,
Then with thanks to God the Father break the bread and bless the cup,
Alleluya! Alleluya! So knit thou our friendship up.

All our meals and all our living make as sacraments of thee,
That by caring, helping, giving, we may true disciples be.
Alleluya! Alleluya! We will serve thee faithfully.

The hymn-tune ‘Union Seminary’, named after the institution in New York City, was written by Harold W. Friedell when he was organist of Calvary Church in New York and then set as an anthem after he became organist of St. Bartholomew’s Church on Park Avenue. The matched Percy Dearmer text ‘Draw us in the Spirit’s tether’ is a powerful message of our common gathering as disciples, offering our lives as sacrifice to God.

Hymn in Procession 482    Lord of all hopefulness    Slane

Voluntary    Improvisation on Lasst uns erfreuen      Christa Rakich

Organist/Choirmaster: Christa Rakich