Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Choir School and Schola, sermon by the Rev’d Margie Baker.

Worship at Home:

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Andantino quasi allegretto from Symphony V    Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Silent Procession

Kyrie eleison S-84    Gregorian Chant, Orbis factor

Sequence Hymn    Crashing waters at creation    Restoration

Offertory Anthem    You are my God    Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)
Text: David Adams, 2005
St. John’s Youth and Adult Choirs

You are the light that guides my way, you are the seeker when I stray,
You are my strength and my friend, you are the peace that keeps me calm,
You are my love and my sure light, you are the presence when hope is gone,
You are with me, I am never alone, you are the power that’s always there,
You are my God beyond compare, you are the one to whom I pray,
You are the Lord with me this day, you are my strength to my life’s end,
You are my God.

As a composer, conductor, and singer, Bob Chilcott has enjoyed a lifelong association with choral music, first as a chorister and choral scholar in the choir of King’s College, Cambridge, and for 12 years as a member of the King’s Singers.  He became a full-time composer in 1997, embracing his career with energy and commitment, and producing a large catalogue of music for all types of choirs which is published by Oxford University Press. He is well known for his compositions for children’s choirs, including Can You Hear Me?, which he has conducted in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, Estonia, Latvia, Germany, and the Czech Republic. He is associated with the New Orleans Children’s Chorus and the Crescent City Festival in New Orleans, for which he wrote A Little Jazz Mass, Happy Land, This Day, Be Simple Little Children, and I Lift My Eyes.

Sanctus     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Fraction Anthem     Agnus Dei     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Communion Anthem    Bread of the world, in mercy broken    John Abdenour (b. 1962)
Words: Reginald Heber (1783-1826), found at Hymn 301

John Abdenour, B. A., B. Mus., J.D., sang as a boy in the choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral in Detroit and began organ study at the cathedral. He subsequently received degrees in Organ Performance and American History from Oberlin College. After pursuing a brief career as an attorney, he returned to his first love, sacred music. He undertook further study of Anglican choral training in 1996, when he spent a month in St Albans, singing with and studying the Choir of St Albans Cathedral, then directed by Barry Rose. John is the Director of Music at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fairfied, CT. He is a member of the Association of Anglican Musicians and has served as Dean of the Fairfield-West Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and has served as a faculty member of the Bridgeport AGO Pipe Organ Encounter. John lives in New Haven with his wife Margaret and son Michael.

Communion Hymn 439    What wondrous love is this    Wondrous Love

Hymn in Procession 401    The God of Abraham Praise    Leoni

Voluntary    Fantasia in G minor, BWV 542b    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)