Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m., sung by Michael Mei, sermon by Rev’d Bill Eakins.

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Lotus Blossom    Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967), arr. Alec Wyton (1921-2007)

Billy Strayhorn was a young, black, gay musician who composed much of Duke Ellington’s music. Of this piece, Ruth Ellington Boatwright said, “During his Rainbow Grill engagements, my brother, Duke Ellington, would play “Lotus” as a little private prelude to each show. He would go silently to the piano, while the stage was dark, and softly play it. It was like a little whispered tribute to Billy – perhaps even a little prayer for his soul – knowing that God was listening.”

Opening Hymn 537, vv. 1, 2    Christ for the world we sing    Moscow

Sequence Hymn 537, vv. 3, 4    Christ for the world we sing    Moscow

Offertory Anthem    Dear Lord and father of mankind    Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)
Words by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892), found at Hymn 652
Michael Mei, soloist

Sanctus    Land of Rest, arr. Annabel Morris Buchanan (1889-1983)

Closing Hymn 708    Savior, like a shepherd lead us    Sicilian Mariners

Voluntary    Processional    Robert Paoli (b. 1991)

Christa Rakich, assisting organist