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

Worship at Home:

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Movement in A-flat    Elisabeth Stirling (1819-1895)

Elizabeth Stirling was born in Greenwich, London, and studied piano and organ at the Royal Academy of Music. She served in positions as organist at All Saints Church, and at St Andrew Undershaft. Stirling was noted for her exceptional pedal playing. She published two grand voluntaries; six pedal fugues; eight slow movements and other organ-pieces, over fifty songs and duets, and arrangements of the works of Bach, Mozart and Handel.

Silent Procession

Kyrie eleison S-84    Gregorian Chant, Orbis factor

Sequence Hymn 151    From deepest woe I cry to thee    Aus tiefer Not

Offertory Anthem    Out of the depths    Alan Hovhanness (1911-2000)
Words: Psalm 130

Sanctus     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Fraction Anthem     Agnus Dei     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Communion Anthem    Even when God is silent    Sumner Jenkins (b. 1962)
Anonymous text found on a basement wall in Cologne, Germany written by someone hiding from the Gestapo during the Nazi holocaust.

I believe in the sun
even when it isn’t shining.
I believe in love
even when feeling it not.
I believe in God
even when God is silent.
I believe in the silence.

Sumner Jenkins holds a BMus in Church Music and a MMus in Organ Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester, VA and has done additional study with Dr. Wilma Jensen and Diane Meredith Belcher. He is an active member of the Association of Anglican Musicians and the American Guild of Organists. Sumner joined St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lynchburg, VA in September, 2016. Prior to joining us, Sumner served St. John’s, Washington, CT. He also served 11 years at Calvary Episcopal Church, Memphis, TN.

Communion Hymn 309    O Food to pilgrims given    O Welt, ich muss dich lassen

Hymn in Procession 665    All my hope on God is founded    Michael

Voluntary    Paulus-Praeludium (2019)    Carson Cooman (b. 1978)

Yingying Xia, organ scholar