October 13, 2019 + The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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

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Service Music:

Voluntary     Love divine, all loves excelling    Charles Callahan (b. 1951)

Processional Hymn 1    Father, we praise thee, now the night is over    Christe Sanctorum

Song of Praise    Dignus es    Benjamin P. Straley (b. 1986)

Sequence Hymn 655    O Jesus, I have promised    Nyland

Offertory Anthem    My shepherd will supply my need    American Folk Melody, arr. Virgil Thomson (1896-1989)
Words: Isaac Watts (1674-1748), para. Psalm 23, found at Hymn 664

Sanctus    Land of Rest, arr. Annabel Morris Buchanan (1889-1983)

Fraction Anthem    Be Known to us, Lord Jesus    Gary James (b. 1957)

Communion Anthem    Draw us in the Spirit’s tether    Harold W. Friedell (1905-1958)
Text attributed to Percy Dearmer (1867-1936)

Draw us in the Spirit’s tether; for when humbly, in thy name,
Two or three are met together, thou art in the midst of them:
Alleluya! Alleluya! Touch we now thy garment’s hem.

As disciples used to gather in the name of Christ to sup,
Then with thanks to God the Father break the bread and bless the cup,
Alleluya! Alleluya! So knit thou our friendship up.

All our meals and all our living make as sacraments of thee,
That by caring, helping, giving, we may true disciples be.
Alleluya! Alleluya! We will serve thee faithfully.

The hymn-tune ‘Union Seminary’, named after the institution in New York City, was written by Harold W. Friedell when he was organist of Calvary Church in New York and then set as an anthem after he became organist of St. Bartholomew’s Church on Park Avenue. The matched Percy Dearmer text ‘Draw us in the Spirit’s tether’ is a powerful message of our common gathering as disciples, offering our lives as sacrifice to God.

Hymn in Procession 493    O for a thousand tongues to sing    Azmon

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

Guest Organist/Choirmaster: Cheryl Wadsworth




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