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

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Service Music:

O for a closer walk with God (2015)    Craig Phillips (b. 1961)
Meditation on Slane (2015)    June Nixon (b. 1942)

One of Australia’s best-known organists, choir trainers, and composers, June Nixon was the first woman to be granted the John Brooke prize for the Choir Training Diploma at the Royal College of Organists in London. In 1968 she was the winner of the Australian National Organ Competition, and in 1973, was appointed Organist and Director of Music at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne. She retired from this position in February 2013 and is now Organist Emerita. Nixon is a widely published composer, both in the USA and England, writing music that is accessible and enjoyable for both musicians and listeners. Several cathedral choirs have recorded her works, and her arrangement of the traditional carol The Holly and the Ivy was included in the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from Kingʼs College, Cambridge.

Processional Hymn 381    Thy strong word did cleave the darkness    Ton-y-Botel

Gloria S280    Robert Powell (b. 1932)

Sequence Hymn 629    We limit not the truth of God    Halifax

Offertory Anthem    O for a closer walk with God    Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
Words: William Cowper (1731-1800), found at Hymn 683

Sanctus  S130    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Fraction anthem S164    Jesus, lamb of God    Franz Schubert

Communion Anthem     O send out your light, 2009    Scott Lamlein (b. 1972)
Words: Psalm 43:1-2

O send out your light and your truth, let them lead me;
Let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling.
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy;
And I will praise you with the harp.
O send out your light and your truth, let them lead me, O God, my God.

Communion Hymn 302    Father, we thank thee who hast planted    Rendez à Dieu

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

Voluntary    Carillon    Herbert Murrill (1909-1952)

The English organist, choral conductor, broadcasting executive, and composer, Herbert (Henry John) Murrill, studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He occupied various posts as organist and choral director, and was Professor of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music. In 1936 he joined the staff of the BBC, where he was program organizer, finally reaching the post of Head of Music in 1950.

Bruce Henley, assisting organist
Yingying Xia, organ scholar