March 17, 2019 + The Second Sunday in Lent

Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Youth and Adult Choirs, sermon by the Rev’d Susan Pinkerton.

Worship at Home:

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Service Music:

Voluntary   Improvisation on Dunedin

Oftentimes people take on a spiritual discipline in Lent, rather than “giving something up.” Your Director of Music is embarking on a musical/spiritual discipline to further the art of improvisation – the act of making music spontaneously – through offering an improvised voluntary each week during the season. While the actual music heard is created on the spot, much preparation and study precedes it, including working through method books, listening to others’ improvisations, and working with a coach to create a growing “tool box” of musical devices. But the bigger challenge is letting go and allowing the Spirit to take control, much like life. Let’s embark on the journey together!

Silent Procession

Kyrie eleison S-84    Gregorian Chant, Orbis factor

Psalm 27    Plainsong Chant, sung by Erica Maas and John Nowacki

Sequence Hymn 455     O Love of God, how strong and true     Dunedin

Offertory Anthem     Tu es Petra    Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Words: Mathew 16:18,19

Tu es Petrus, et super hanc petram aedificabo ecclesiam meam, et portae inferi non praevalebunt adversum eam.
Et tibi dabo claves regni coelorum.
Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven.

Duruflé’s Quatre Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens, Op. 10, of 1960 are written for unaccompanied chorus and ideal companion pieces for the Requiem, which is diligently being prepared for our concert on March 23. Each motet is composed around the Gregorian chant melody associated with its individual title, the most famous of which is Ubi caritas. This third motet is a rousing statement of the Church’s foundation on the rock of Saint Peter which culminates with a dramatic crescendo to the only fortissimo dynamic of the set. 

Sanctus     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Fraction Anthem     Agnus Dei     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Communion Anthem    A Gaelic blessing    John Rutter (b. 1945)
Words: Ancient Gaelic rune

Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the gentle night to you.
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you.
Deep peace of Christ,
of Christ the light of the world to you.
Deep peace of Christ to you.

Hymn in Procession 688    A mighty fortress is our God    Ein feste Burg

Voluntary    Ein feste Burg    Calvin Hampton (1938-1984)

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