Holy Eucharist Rite II with Imposition of Ashes at 7:00 p.m. sung by the St. John’s Schola, sermon by the Rev’d Todd FitzGerald.

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Service Music:

Voluntary     Antiphon III     Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)

Processional Hymn 143    The glory of these forty days    Erhalt uns, Herr

Offertory Anthem    Create in me a clean heart, O God    Carl Mueller (1892-1982)
Words: Psalm 50:10–13

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from thy presence and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation and uphold me, uphold me with thy free Spirit.
Then will I teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners will be converted unto thee.
Create in me a clean heart, O God.

Carl F. Mueller studied organ with Wilhelm Mittleschulte, Clarence Eddy, and Clarence Dickinson, was an organ recitalist, taught at Union Theological Seminary’s School of Sacred Music, and earned a fellowship at Westminster Choir College. Create in me a clean heart, O God has sold over two million copies, and is one of his over 500 published compositions. He was organist and choir director at First Presbyterian Church in Red Bank, New Jersey.

Communion Motet    Ave verum corpus    William Byrd (1543-1623)
Words attributed to Pope Innocent VI (d. 1362)

Ave, verum corpus natum de Maria Virgine, vere passum immolatum in Cruce pro homine,
Cujus latus perforatum unda fluxit sanguine, esto nobis praegustatum in mortis examine.

Hail, true body born of the Virgin Mary, who truly suffered, sacrificed on the Cross for man,
Whose pierced side overflowed with blood, Be for us a foretaste in the test of death.

Hymn in Procession 674    Forgive our sins as we forgive    Detroit

Organ Scholar: Ted Babbitt