March 8, 2020 + The Second Sunday in Lent

Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Youth and Adult Choirs, sermon by the Rev’d Bill Eakins.

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Solemn melody    Henry Walford Davies (1869-1941)

Introit    Lift thine eyes from Elijah    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Trio: Claudia Ayer, Nancy Hemstreet Eaton, Betty Knorr
Words: Psalm 121:1-3

Lift thine eyes to the mountains, whence cometh help.
Thy help cometh from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.
He hath said, thy foot shall not be moved, thy keeper will never slumber.

Silent Procession

Kyrie eleison S-84    Gregorian Chant, Orbis factor

Sequence Hymn 604    When Christ was lifted from the earth    San Rocco

Offertory Anthem    He watching over Israel from Elijah   Felix Mendelssohn
Words: Psalm 121:4, Psalm 138:7

He, watching over Israel, slumbers not nor sleeps.
Shouldst thou, walking in grief, languish, he will quicken thee.

Sanctus     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Fraction Anthem     Agnus Dei     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Communion Anthem    God so loved the world    Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)
Text: John 3:16

God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son
that whosoever believeth in him,
should not perish but have everlasting life.

Bob Chilcott, described by The Observer as “a contemporary hero of British Choral Music,” has become one of the most widely performed composers of choral music in the world. His God so loved the world is described by Oxford University Press as “fresh and unsentimental, this setting is as beautiful as the familiar anthem by Stainer of this much-loved text, and a worthy alternative.”

Hymn in Procession 473    Lift high the cross    Crucifer

Voluntary    Fugue from Sonata VI    Felix Mendelssohn

Assisting Organist: Bruce Henley

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