January 17, 2021 + The Second Sunday After Epiphany

Spiritual Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by Erica Maas Shippee, sermon by the Rev’d Margie Baker.

Worship at Home:

Click here: Service Bulletin – Sermon Text

Service Music:

Voluntary    Prelude on Deep River    Adolphus Hailstork (b. 1941)

Introit    MLK    Words and music by U2, arr. Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)
St. John’s Schola: Erica Maas Shippee, Mary Beth Lamlein, Michael Mei, Scott Lamlein, John Nowacki
Recorded February 10, 2019

Sleep, sleep tonight
And may your dreams b
e realized
If the thundercloud passes rain
So let it rain
Rain on him 

MLK is a song by Irish rock band U2, and is the tenth and final track on their 1984 album, The Unforgettable Fire. An elegy to Martin Luther King Jr., it is a short, pensive piece with simple lyrics. It was because of this song and “Pride (In the Name of Love)”, another tribute to King, that lead vocalist Bono received the highest honor of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, an organization founded by Coretta Scott King.


Opening Hymn 7    Christ, whose glory fills the skies    Ratisbon

Gloria S280     Robert Powell (b. 1932)

Anthem    Nunc Dimittis    Eugene W. Hancock (1929-1994)
Words: The song of Simeon, Luke 2:29-32
Erica Maas Shippee, soloist

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace according to thy word.
For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles and to be the glory of thy people Israel.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be. World without end, Amen.

Eugene Hancock attended the University of Detroit where he studied music, and then went on to the University of Michigan for a M.Mus. degree. He earned the Doctorate in Sacred Music from Union Seminary in New York City. Hancock was a professor of music at Manhattan Community College and held positions in a number of churches in New York City, including the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and St. Phillip’s. From 1984-1990, Hancock was Director of Music at West End Presbyterian Church. He is best known for vocal pieces, Absalom and Nunc Dimittis, his choral work Introit, and his organ work, The Wrath of God.

Sanctus  S130    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Fraction anthem S164    Jesus, lamb of God    Franz Schubert

Closing Hymn    We shall overcome

Voluntary    Marching to Zion    Gordon Young (1919-1998)

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