May 14, 2023 + The Sixth Sunday of Easter
Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Adult Choir and the Sarah Porter Singers, sermon by the Rev’d Margie Baker.
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Voluntary Fantasy on Lasst uns erfreuen David Schack (b. 1947)
Rhosymedre (“Lovely”) Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
A native of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, David Schack attended Valparaiso University and received the M.M. degree at Indiana University. He studied organ with August Stellhorn, Philip Gehring, and Oswald Ragatz. Five different publishers have published his many choral and organ compositions and his liturgical works have found wide acclaim through appearance in three major Lutheran hymnals. Schack is organist and choir director of First Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska.
Processional Hymn 400 All creatures of our God and King Lasst uns erfreuen
Song of Praise 417 This is the feast Festival Canticle
Sequence Hymn 405 All things bright and beautiful Royal Oak
Offertory Anthem Oh, be swift to love Nancy Grundahl (b. 1946)
Words by Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Oh, be swift to love, to love,
and make haste, make haste,
to be kind, to be kind.
Nancy Grundahl is a conductor, composer and soloist and holds vocal performance degrees from St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota. In addition to her position with the Riverside Singers of Augsburg University, she is the conductor of the Angelica Cantanti Concert Choir, a youth choir based in Bloomington, Minn. and is the Director of Music at Mayflower U.C.C. in Minneapolis. More than sixty of her arrangements and compositions for choirs have been published.
Sanctus S125 Richard Proulx (1937-2010)
Fraction Anthem Christ our Passover Jeffrey Rickard (b. 1942)
Communion Anthem If ye love me Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)
Text: John 14:15–17
If ye love me, keep my commandments, and I will pray the Father,
and he shall give you another comforter,
that he may bide with you for ever, ev’n the spirit of truth.
Communion Hymn 488 Be thou my vision Slane
Closing Hymn 344 Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing Sicilian Mariners
Voluntary Trumpet Voluntary in D Major Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707)
Guest Choir: The Sarah Porter Singers
Patrick Reardon, Director of Music
Yingying Xia, organ scholar