January 24, 2021 + The Third Sunday After Epiphany
Spiritual Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by Michael Mei, sermon by Mike Corey.
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Voluntary Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (Glory to God in the highest), BWV 662 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Opening Hymn 381 vv. 1, 4 Thy strong word did cleave the darkness Ton-y-Botel
Gloria S280 Robert Powell (b. 1932)
Anthem Deep waters Pepper Choplin (b. 1957)
Words based on: Luke 5:1-11
St. John’s Adult Choir; Odanice Olibrice, soloist
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.
Sanctus S130 Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Fraction anthem S164 Jesus, lamb of God Franz Schubert
Franz Schubert was an Austrian composer of the late Classical and early Romantic eras. Despite his short lifetime, Schubert left behind a vast oeuvre, including more than 600 secular vocal works (mainly lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of piano and chamber music. His Deutsche Messe, from which these arrangements come, was intended for liturgical use, but was at the outset banned from use in the Roman Catholic church due to censorship.
Closing Hymn Soon and very soon vv. 1, 2, 3
Voluntary Postlude on Vida e Luz (Life and Light) João W. Faustini (b. 1931)
Born in Bariri, São Paulo, Brazil, João Wilson Faustini is a Presbyterian pastor, choir director, organist, singer, composer, translator, arranger and publisher of largest collection of Sacred Music in the Portuguese language. He holds degrees from Westminster Choir College, Union Theological Seminary, and Princeton University. From 1982 to 1996 he was Pastor at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) Newark, the oldest Brazilian Presbyterian Church in the USA.
Christa Rakich, assisting organist