Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Schola, sermon by the Rev’d Todd FitzGerald.
Worship at Home:
Voluntary Prelude on Abbott’s Leigh, 1991 Carl D. N. Klein
Carl Klein received his MM and DMA degrees at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. After a 35 year career playing the organ for church and concerts, he joined the firm of CB Fisk to build organs. His usual tasks at the shop include the making of reeds, the preparation, shop voicing, and tonal finishing both flues and reeds, and duties as shop archivist. Dr. Klein has been an organist/choirmaster in the Episcopal Church for over 30 years and currently serves at the Parish of the Good Shepherd in Waban, MA. He maintains membership in the Association of Anglican Musicians and in the American Guild of Organists, and is administrator of the Boston AGO Organ Library and Archive.
Processional Hymn 569 God the Omnipotent! King who ordainest Russia
Gloria S280 Robert Powell (b. 1932)
Sequence Hymn 630 Thanks to God whose Word was spoken Wylde Green
Offertory Anthem Jesu, joy of man’s desiring Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Jesu, joy of man’s desiring,
holy wisdom, love most bright;
drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring
soar to uncreated light.
Word of God, our flesh that fashioned,
with the fire of life impassioned,
striving still to truth unknown,
soaring, dying round Thy throne.
Through the way where hope is guiding,
hark, what peaceful music rings;
where the flock, in Thee confiding,
drink of joy from deathless springs.
Theirs is beauty’s fairest pleasure;
theirs is wisdom’s holiest treasure.
Thou dost ever lead Thine own
in the love of joys unknown.
Sanctus S130 Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Fraction anthem S164 Jesus, lamb of God Franz Schubert
Communion Motet Ubi caritas Jacques Berthier (1923-1994)
Words from the Maundy Thursday liturgy
Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est. Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.
Exsultemus, et in ipso jucundemur. Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum.
Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero.
Where charity and love are, God is there. Christ’s love has gathered us into one.
Let us rejoice and be pleased in him. Let us fear, and let us love the living God.
And may we love each other with a sincere heart.
Hymn in Procession Lord you give the great commission Abbot’s Leigh
Voluntary Ev’ry time I feel the Spirit (1992) Judith L. Maggs
Judith L. Maggs lives in Western NY and enjoys playing, singing, and writing music. She holds a degree in Music Education from SUNY College at Potsdam, Crane School of Music. Judith taught private piano for over 30 years, and loves to write pieces for her students, sometimes as motivation, sometimes to fit their current needs, and sometimes just for pure fun. Maggs is the Music Director at her local church, and has written several anthems for the choir. She strives to make her pieces very accessible for small choirs, always trying to avoid the “big dramatic high endings.”
Organ scholar: Ted Babbitt