February 6, 2022 + The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Schola, sermon by the Rev’d Margie Baker.
Worship at Home:
Voluntary Air for Organ William B. Cooper (1920-1993)
William B. Cooper was a native of Philadelphia. He received his B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Philadelphia College or Performing Arts and a Doctorate of Music from Columbia Pacific University (California). He served on the music faculties of Bennett College (Greensboro, NC) and Hampton University (Hampton, VA) as well as 26 years in the New York City School System. Cooper also served as Minister of Music at historic Saint Philip’s Episcopal Church (1953-74) and Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church (1974-88) in Harlem.
Processional Hymn 362 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! Nicaea
Gloria S280 Robert Powell (b. 1932)
Sequence Hymn 686 Come, thou fount of every blessing Nettleton
Offertory Anthem Deep waters Pepper Choplin (b. 1957)
Words based on: Luke 5:1-11
Their fishing nets were empty when they first saw the Lord.
All night they had been fishing in the waters by the shore.
The Lord said, “Go to deep waters, cast your nets once more.”
And because they obeyed, they would never be the same.
Go to deep waters, deep waters, where only faith will let you go.
Go out to deep waters, deep waters, harvests of faith will overflow. Go.
They cast their nets and almost before they could begin,
their nets were overflowing and they had to pull them in.
And though this was their greatest catch their fishing days would end.
For they abandoned all when they heard the master’s call.
Pepper Choplin is a full-time composer, conductor and humorist. He has gained a reputation as one of the most creative writers in church music today. With a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, he went on to earn a Master of Music degree in composition from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
With a diverse musical background, Choplin incorporates varied styles such as folk, Gospel, classical, and jazz. His published works includes over 300 anthems for church and school choir with 23 church cantatas and two books of piano arrangements.
Sanctus S130 Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Fraction anthem S164 Jesus, lamb of God Franz Schubert
Communion Anthem My God, thy table now is spread Edward Miller (1731-1807)
Text may be found at Hymn 321
Hymn in Procession 48 O day of radiant gladness Es flog eins kleins Waldvogelein
Voluntary Flourish in G (2018) Carson Cooman (b. 1982)
Organ scholar: Ted Babbitt