February 7, 2021 + The Fifth Sunday After Epiphany
Spiritual Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by Odanice Olibrice, sermon by the Reverend Margie Baker.
Worship at Home:
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Voluntary Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, Glory to God in the highest, BWV 663 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Opening Hymn 135 vv. 1,2,4 Songs of thankfulness and praise Salzburg
Gloria S280 Robert Powell (b. 1932)
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.
Sanctus S130 Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Fraction anthem S164 Jesus, lamb of God Franz Schubert
Closing Hymn 529 In Christ there is no East or West McKee
“Spirituals,” said Harry T. Burleigh, “are hymns of soulful depth and rhythm that express the profound faith of slaves in the face of unspeakable injustice.” The first black composer instrumental in developing characteristically American music, Burleigh introduced Antonín Dvořák to Black American music, which influenced some of Dvořák’s most famous compositions and led him to say that Black (and American Indian) music would be the basis of an American classical music. Learn more at www.burleighsociety.com/history
Voluntary Carillon on Salzburg Alan MacMillan (b. 1947)
Born in Nyack, New York, Connecticut composer and St. John’s music fan Alan MacMillan learned violin from the age of 9. He holds degrees from Boston University (B.Mus., 1st prize for composition, later M.Mus.) and Harvard (Ph.D.). He spent two years in special education for mentally handicapped children, then taught music at Boston University from 1977. He was Composer in Residence and Assistant Director of Music at the Community of Jesus, Orleans, Massachusetts. Over thirty of his musical compositions are published by Paraclete Press.
Christa Rakich, assisting organist