March 27, 2022 + The Fourth Sunday in Lent

Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Adult Choir, sermon by the Rev’d Todd FitzGerald.

Worship at Home:

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Service Music:

Voluntary    from Sonata II    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Grave, Andante Sostenuto, Allegro maestoso e vivace

Silent Procession

Kyrie eleison S-84    Gregorian Chant, Orbis factor

Sequence Hymn 470    There’s a wideness in God’s mercy    Beecher

Offertory Anthem  Even when God is silent    Sumner Jenkins (b. 1962)
Anonymous text found on a basement wall in Cologne, Germany written by someone hiding from the Gestapo during the Nazi holocaust.

I believe in the sun
even when it isn’t shining.
I believe in love
even when feeling it not.
I believe in God
even when God is silent.
I believe in the silence.

Mr. Jenkins holds a BMus (1985) in Church Music and a MMus (1987) in Organ Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester, VA. and has done additional study with Dr. Wilma Jensen and Diane Meredith Belcher. He is an active member of the Association of Anglican Musicians and the American Guild of Organists. Sumner joined St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lynchburg, VA in September, 2016. Prior to joining us, Sumner served St. John’s, Washington, CT. He also served 11 years at Calvary Episcopal Church, Memphis, TN.

Sanctus     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Fraction Anthem     Agnus Dei     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Communion Motet    Ave verum corpus    William Byrd (1543-1623)
Words attributed to Pope Innocent VI (d. 1362)

Ave, verum corpus natum de Maria Virgine, vere passum immolatum in Cruce pro homine,
Cujus latus perforatum unda fluxit sanguine, esto nobis praegustatum in mortis examine.

Hail, true body born of the Virgin Mary, who truly suffered, sacrificed on the Cross for man,
Whose pierced side overflowed with blood, Be for us a foretaste in the test of death.

Communion Hymn    It is well with my soul    It is well

Hymn in Procession 690    Guide me, O thou great Jehovah    Cwm Rhondda

Voluntary    Fugue from Sonata II    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Organ scholar: Ted Babbitt

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