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

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Prelude in D Major, BWV 532    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Processional Hymn 48    O day of radiant gladness    Es flog ein kleins wladvogelein

Gloria in excelsis S278     William Mathias (1934-1992)

Sequence Hymn 686    Come, thou font of every blessing    Nettleton

Offertory Anthem    Come Sunday    Duke Ellington (1899-1974), arr. Alice Parker (b. 1925)

Come Sunday, oh come Sunday, that’s the day.

I believe that God put sun and moon up in the sky.
I don’t mind the gray skies ’cause they’re just clouds passing by.

Lord, dear Lord above, God almighty, God of love,
please look down and see my people through.

I believe God is now, was then, and will always be.
With God’s blessing we can make it through eternity.

Lord, dear Lord above, God almighty, God of love,
please look down and see my people through.

Duke Ellington played a key role in elevating jazz to an art form on the same level as other traditional musical genres. The most recorded jazz composer of all time, Ellington was awarded a posthumous Pulitzer Prize in 1999 in recognition of his achievements. “Come Sunday” is taken from Black, Brown and Beige, a jazz symphony that debuted at Carnegie Hall on 23 January 1943.

Sanctus S128    William Mathias

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

Communion Anthem    With what shall I come before the Lord    Jane Marshall (1924-2019)
Text: Micah 6:6-8

With what shall I come before the Lord when I bow before the God on high?
Should I come to Him with burnt offerings, with year-old calves?
Would the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of oil?
Shall I present my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
He has shown you, O man, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

Communion Hymn 307    Lord enthroned in heavenly splendor    Bryn Calfaria

Hymn in Procession    Great is thy faithfulness

Voluntary     Great is thy faithfulness    Mark Hayes (b. 1953)

Mark Hayes was raised in a creative musical environment, beginning piano lessons at age ten and developing his improvisational skills at an early age. He earned a B.M. in piano performance, magna cum laude, from Baylor University. During his college years his dream of becoming a composer and arranger was born and nurtured. Now an internationally known writer, conductor, and concert pianist, his career has blossomed into international tours to Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, South Africa and Canada.

Assisting pianist: Pi-Hsun Shih