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

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Fantasy on Lasst uns erfreuen    David Schack (b. 1947)
Rhosymedre (“Lovely”)    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

A native of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, David Schack attended Valparaiso University and received the M.M. degree at Indiana University. He studied organ with August Stellhorn, Philip Gehring, and Oswald Ragatz. Five different publishers have published his many choral and organ compositions and his liturgical works have found wide acclaim through appearance in three major Lutheran hymnals. Schack is organist and choir director of First Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska.

Processional Hymn 400    All creatures of our God and King    Lasst uns erfreuen

Song of Praise 417    This is the feast    Festival Canticle

Sequence Hymn 405    All things bright and beautiful    Royal Oak

Offertory Anthem    Oh, be swift to love    Nancy Grundahl (b. 1946)
Words by Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Oh, be swift to love, to love,
and make haste, make haste,
to be kind, to be kind.

Nancy Grundahl is a conductor, composer and soloist and holds vocal performance degrees from St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota. In addition to her position with the Riverside Singers of Augsburg University, she is the conductor of the Angelica Cantanti Concert Choir, a youth choir based in Bloomington, Minn. and is the Director of Music at Mayflower U.C.C. in Minneapolis. More than sixty of her arrangements and compositions for choirs have been published.

Sanctus S125    Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

Fraction Anthem    Christ our Passover    Jeffrey Rickard (b. 1942)

Communion Anthem    If ye love me    Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)
Text: John 14:15–17

If ye love me, keep my commandments, and I will pray the Father,
and he shall give you another comforter,
that he may bide with you for ever, ev’n the spirit of truth.

Communion Hymn 488    Be thou my vision    Slane

Closing Hymn 344    Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing    Sicilian Mariners

Voluntary   Trumpet Voluntary in D Major    Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707)

Guest Choir: The Sarah Porter Singers
Patrick Reardon, Director of Music
Yingying Xia, organ scholar