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.
Worship at Home:
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.
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