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    Three Settings of Veni Emmanuel
Prelude    Paul Manz (1919-2009)
Cortege    Pietro Yon (1886-1943)
Fantasy    Wilbur Held (1914-2015)

Processional Hymn 56    O come, O come, Emmanuel    Veni, veni, Emmanuel

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

Sequence Hymn 61    “Sleepers wake!” A voice astounds us    Wachet auf

Offertory Anthem    There is no rose    Jessica Nelson (b. 1983)
Text: Anonymous, 14th century

There is no rose of such virtue
As is the rose that bare Jesu;

For in this rose contained was
Heaven and earth in little space;
Res miranda.  (Thing of wonder)

By that rose we may well see
There be one God in persons three,
Pares forma.  (Equal in form)

The angels sungen the shepherds to:
Gloria in excelsis deo:  (Glory to God in the highest)
Gaudeamus.   (Let us rejoice)

Leave we all this worldly mirth,
And follow we this joyful birth;
Transeamus.  (Let us follow)

Jessica Nelson holds degrees from Millsaps College and Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, as well as the Colleague Certificate from the American Guild of Organists. She currently serves as organist/choirmaster of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral in Jackson, MS. She directs the Mississippi Conference on Church Music and Liturgy, which draws participants from all over the United States and from beyond the Episcopal Church. In 2015, she was appointed to the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music of the Episcopal Church in the United States and also serves on the board of the Leadership Program for Musicians. Jessica has taught on the music faculties of the University of North Alabama and Northeast MS Community College and composes in her spare time.

Sanctus    from Missa Emmanuel    Richard Proulx

Fraction Anthem    Agnus Dei   from Missa Emmanuel    Richard Proulx

Communion Anthem    Creator of the stars of night
The text may be found at Hymn 60.

Communion Hymn 601    O day of God draw nigh    St. Michael

Hymn in Procession 57    Lo! he comes with clouds descending    Helmsley

Voluntary    Fanfare on Wachet auf     Paul Manz (1919-2009)