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

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Woodland Sketches Op. 51    Edward MacDowell (1860-1908)
No 2, Will o’ the wisp – No 4, in Autumn – No 1, To a wild rose
Pi-Hsun Shih, piano

Processional Hymn 372    Praise to the living God!    Leoni

Gloria in excelsis S278     William Mathias (1934-1992)

Sequence Hymn    For the fruit of all creation    Ar Hyd y Nos

Offertory Anthem    Oh, be swift to love    Nancy Grundahl (b. 1946)
Words by Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Oh, be swift to love, to love,
and make haste, make haste,
to be kind, to be kind.

Nancy Grundahl is a conductor, composer and soloist and holds vocal performance degrees from St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota. In addition to her position with the Riverside Singers of Augsburg University, she is the conductor of the Angelica Cantanti Concert Choir, a youth choir based in Bloomington, Minn. and is the Director of Music at Mayflower U.C.C. in Minneapolis. More than sixty of her arrangements and compositions for choirs have been published.

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.

Communion Hymn    Ubi caritas    Berthier

Hymn in Procession 495    Hail, thou once despised Jesus!    In Babilone

Voluntary    Toccata from Suite Gothique    Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)

Ted Babbitt: organ scholar
Pi-Hsun Shih: assisting pianist