Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Youth Choir and Schola, sermon by The Rev’d Todd FitzGerald.

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Choral-Improvisation on Vom Himmel hoch (From heaven above)    Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
Prelude on Psalm 42    Paul Manz (1919-2009)

Processional Hymn 59    Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding    Merton

Kyrie Eleison    from Litany of the Saints    adapt. Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

Sequence Hymn 65    Prepare the way, O Zion    Bereden väg för Herran

Offertory Anthem    No small wonder    Paul Edwards (b. 1955)
Text: Paul Wigmore (1925-2014)

Small wonder the star,
Small wonder the light,
The angels in chorus,
The shepherds in fright;
But stable and manger for God –
No small wonder!

Small wonder the kings,
Small wonder they bore
The gold and the incense,
The myrrh, to adore:
But God gives his life on a cross –
No small wonder!

Small wonder the love,
Small wonder the grace,
The power, the glory,
The light of his face;
But all to redeem my poor heart –
No small wonder!

Sanctus    from Missa Emmanuel    Richard Proulx

Fraction Anthem    Agnus Dei   from Missa Emmanuel    Richard Proulx

Communion Anthem    Prepare the way (2015)    Zanaida Robles (b. 1979)
Text: Frans Mikael Franzen, adap. Charles P. Price

Prepare the way, O Zion,
your Christ is drawing near!
Let every hill and valley
a level way appear.
Greet One who comes in glory,
foretold in sacred story.
Oh blest is Christ that came
in God’s most holy name.

He brings God’s rule, O Zion;
he comes from heaven above.
His rule is peace and freedom,
and justice, truth, and love.
Lift high your praise resounding,
for grace and joy abounding.
Oh blest is Christ that came
in God’s most holy name.

Fling wide your gates, O Zion;
your Savior’s rule embrace.
His tidings of salvation
proclaim in every place.
All lands will bow before him,
their voices will adore him.
Oh blest is Christ that came
in God’s most holy name.

Dr. Zanaida Stewart Robles is a fierce advocate for diversity and inclusion in music education and performance. Authentic interpersonal connection and relationship-building are core principles of her teaching and performance methods. Born, raised, and educated in Southern California, she is in demand as a vocalist, conductor, clinician and adjudicator for competitions, festivals, and conferences related to choral and solo vocal music. Her film and television credits include “Glee,” “Tinkerbell: Pirate Fairy,” “Godzilla,” “Minions,” “Creed,” Lego Movie,” “Despicable Me 3,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Venom,” “Smallfoot,” “Frozen 2,” “Underwater,” and “Mulan.” 

Communion Hymn 81    Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming    Es ist ein Ros

Hymn in Procession 67    Comfort, comfort ye my people    Psalm 42

Voluntary    Toccata in F    Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Organ scholar: Ted Babbitt