Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Youth & Adult Choirs and the Hot Cat Jazz Band, sermon by the Rev’d Susan Pinkerton.

Worship at Home:

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Service Music:

Voluntary    The Hot Cat Jazz Band
This Little Light of Mine
Amazing Grace
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho

By now you have noticed that things are a little different this morning! Our music today is led by the Hot Cat Jazz Band, a local Dixieland-style band that specializes in Jazz worship – they do many of these services throughout Connecticut every year. Two of our choral anthems are in traditional a capella style, paying tribute to the Rev’d Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But everything else, including and especially the hymns, are a time for you to tap your toes, move about, and sing praise with freedom and joy. Don’t be afraid – join in and sing loudly!

Introit    MLK    Words and music by U2, arr. Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)
Michael Mei, soloist

Sleep, sleep tonight
And may your dreams b
e realized
If the thundercloud passes rain
So let it rain
Rain on him 

Processional Hymn    Mine eyes have seen the glory   Battle Hymn

Gloria S280     Robert Powell (b.1932)

Psalm 138    Antiphon and Chant Michael Guimont, 1994
Claudia Ayer, cantor

Sequence Hymn    He’s got the whole world in his hand

Offertory Anthem    Precious Lord, take my hand    George Allen, arr. Roy Ringwald (1910-1955)
Words by Thomas A. Dorsey, adapted by Joyce Merman following the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Claudia Ayer, soloist

Precious Lord, take my hand,
Bring me home through the night,
Through the dark, through the storm, to thy light.
I have been to the mount, I have seen the promised land,
Precious Lord, precious Lord, take my hand.

Precious Lord, take my hand,
Bring thy child home at last,
Where the strife and the pain are all past:
I have dreamed a great dream that thy love shall rule our land,
Precious Lord, precious Lord, take my hand.

Precious Lord, take my hand,
Take thy child unto Thee,
With my dream of a world that is free;
For that day when all flesh joins the glory thou hast planned,
Precious Lord, precious Lord, take my hand.

Sanctus (after “When the saints go marching in”)

Communion Motet   Agnus Dei (from A Little Jazz Mass)    Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)
Latin words from the Eucharist liturgy, at the Breaking of the Bread.

Hymn in Procession    We shall overcome

Voluntary    When the saints go marching in

The Hot Cat Jazz Band:
Trumpet: Ross Tucker
Clarinet: Andy Sherwood
Trombone: Tom Boates
Guitar: Norman Johnson
Bass: Donn Doucette
Drums: Sal Ranniello