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

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Variations on “Simple Gifts”    Noel Goemanne (1926-2010)

Processional Hymn 290    Come, ye thankful people, come    St. George’s, Windsor

Gloria in excelsis S278     William Mathias (1934-1992)

Sequence Hymn 616    Hail to the Lord’s Anointed    Es flog eins kleins Waldvogelein

Offertory Anthem    Since by man came death (from Messiah)    George Frederick Handel (1685-1759)
Text: I Corinthians 15:21-22

Since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

Sanctus S128    William Mathias

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

Communion Anthem    Come, renew us    Eleanor Daley (b. 1955)
Words: David Adam

Come, Lord, come to us. Enter our darkness with your light,
Fill our emptiness with your presence,
Come, refresh, restore, renew us.
In our sadness come as joy, in our troubles, come as peace,
In our fearfulness, come as hope, in our darkness, come as light,
In our frailty, come as strength, in our loneliness, come as love,
Come, refresh, restore, renew us.

Eleanor Daley is a Canadian composer, performer, and accompanist. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Organ Performance from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and holds diplomas in both organ and piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and Trinity College in England. She has been the Director of Music at Fairlawn Heights United Church in Toronto since 1982. During that time she has established a thriving choral program for which much of her choral music has been composed. This lovely anthem was commissioned for Christ Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Stuart Forster, Director of Music and Organist, in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Dedication of the Church, 2011.

Hymn in Procession 397    Now thank we all our God    Nun danket alle Gott

Voluntary      Nun danket alle Gott    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Arranged for organ by Virgil Fox (1912-1980)