January 31, 2021 + The Fourth Sunday After Epiphany
Spiritual Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by Britt Emerick, sermon by the Rev’d Margie Baker.
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Voluntary Fugue in G minor, BWV 542b Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations, and for vocal music such as the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor, and thousands of keyboard works, especially organ. Since the 19th-century Bach Revival he has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. Certainly one of the most influential composers, none of the music we know today would exist without his innovations.
Opening Hymn 339 vv 1,2 Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness Schmücke dich
Gloria S280Robert Powell (b. 1932)
Anthem Prayer of St Patrick arr. William M. Schoenfeld (b. 1949)
St. John’s Youth Choir
Christ be with me, Christ be within me, Christ be behind me,
Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me, Christ beneath me,
Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
Sanctus S130 Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Fraction anthem S164 Jesus, lamb of God Franz Schubert
Closing Hymn 535 vv 1,2,4 Ye servant of God, your Master proclaim Paderborn
Voluntary Come, Christians, join to sing Sondra K. Tucker (b. 1957)
Sondra Tucker is Director of Music/Organist at Christ Church Presbyterian in Bellaire (metro Houston), Texas. She began composing and arranging in 1991, and writes music for handbells, organ, vocal choir, and flute ensemble. In demand as a conductor and clinician, she has directed massed ringing at denominational and AGEHR events around the country. She self‑publishes her flute music through her own QuickSilver Publications.
Assisting pianist: Nancy Eaton