June 28, 2020 + Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Liturgy of the Word at 10:30 a.m., sermon by the Rev’d Margie Baker.
Worship at Home:
Voluntary Sinfonia #11 in g minor, BWV 797 and Sinfonia #15 in b minor, BWV 801
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Christa Rakich, clavichord
Opening Hymn 518 vv. 1 &2 Christ is made the sure foundation Westminster Abbey
Christ is made the sure foundation,
Christ the head and cornerstone,
chosen of the Lord, and precious,
binding all the Church in one;
holy Zion’s help for ever,
and her confidence alone.
All that dedicated city,
dearly loved of God on high,
in exultant jubilation
pours perpetual melody;
God the One in Three adoring
in glad hymns eternally.
Sequence Hymn 525 vv. 1 & 5 The Church’s one foundation Aurelia
The Church’s one foundation
is Jesus Christ her Lord;
she is his new creation
by water and the word:
from heaven he came and sought her
to be his holy bride;
with his own blood he bought her,
and for her life he died.
Yet she on earth hath union
with God, the Three in One,
and mystic sweet communion
with those whose rest is won.
O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we
like them, the meek and lowly,
on high may dwell with thee.
Offertory Anthem Round in common time Laura Mazza-Dixon, 2020
for all of the essential workers in the pandemic from all of us
Sung by the St. John’s Youth & Adult Choirs
Take all our strength into your hands, our love into your hearts,
And go where love is calling you though we must be apart.
Let every prayer surround you,
Protect you from all harm.
Voluntary Carillon Herbert Murrill (1909-1952)