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.

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Service Music:

Voluntary    The Hot Cat Jazz Band
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
What a Wonderful World
This Little Light of Mine

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     How great thou art    How great thou art

Gloria S280     Robert Powell (b.1932)

Sequence Hymn    Precious Lord, take my hand    Precious Lord

Offertory Anthem    Amazing Grace    Jack Schrader (b. 1942)

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    I have decided to follow Jesus    Assam

Voluntary    When the saints go marching in

The Hot Cat Jazz Band:
Trumpet: Ross Tucker
Clarinet: Andy Sherwood
Tenor Saxophone: Chris Coulter
Guitar: Norman Johnson
Bass: Donn Doucette
Drums: Sal Ranniello