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

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Service Music:

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

Processional Hymn 541    Come, labor on    Ora Labora

Song of Praise    Dignus es    Benjamin P. Straley (b. 1986)

Sequence Hymn 671    Amazing grace! how sweet the sound    New Britain

Offertory Anthem    Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace    Peter Niedmann (b. 1960)
Words: Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.

Peter Niedmann is Director of Music and Organist at Church of Christ, Congregational, in Newington, and composition coach for Scott Lamlein. He is a published composer with hundreds of works in print, and former Dean of the Hartford American Guild of Organists. His choral music has been sung at The White House and a Papal Mass for Pope John Paul II.

Sanctus    Land of Rest, arr. Annabel Morris Buchanan (1889-1983)

Fraction Anthem    Be Known to us, Lord Jesus    Gary James (b. 1957)

Communion Anthem    O Lord increase my faith,    Allen Bevan (b. 1951)

O Lord, increase my faith.
Strengthen me and confirm me in thy true faith;
endue me with wisdom, charity, chastity and patience
in all my adversity.
Sweet Jesus, say Amen.

Communion Hymn 488    Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart    Slane

Hymn in Procession    Great is thy faithfulness    Faithfulness

Voluntary    Toccata on Great Day    Adolphus Hailstork (b. 1941)

Adolphus Hailstork is an American composer and educator. He grew up in Albany, New York, where he studied violin, piano, organ, and voice. As a child, he joined the choir of the Episcopalian cathedral. From this experience he developed an interest in vocal melodic writing that asserts itself in his choral works and art songs. Hailstork is of African-American ancestry and his works blend musical ideas from both the African-American and European traditions. His principal teachers were H. Owen Reed (Michigan State University), Vittorio Giannini and David Diamond (Manhattan School of Music), Mark Fax (Howard University) and Nadia Boulanger (American Institute at Fontainebleau).