October 25, 2020 + The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

Spiritual Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by Cate Emerick and Richard Barstow, sermon by the Rev’d Susan Pinkerton.

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Air for Organ    William B. Cooper (1920-1993)

William B. Cooper was a native of Philadelphia. He received his B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Philadelphia College or Performing Arts and a Doctorate of Music from Columbia Pacific University (California). He served on the music faculties of Bennett College (Greensboro, NC) and Hampton University (Hampton, VA) as well as 26 years in the New York City School System. Cooper also served as Minister of Music at historic Saint Philip’s Episcopal Church (1953-74) and Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church (1974-88) in Harlem.

Opening Hymn 450 vv. 1,2,3    All hail the power of Jesus’ Name    Coronation

Gloria in excelsis S278     William Mathias (1934-1992)

Anthem     There is a season    Alfred Fedak (b. 1953)
Words: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Sung by the St. John’s Schola

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die;
a time to plant and time to uproot;
a time to kill and time to heal;
a time to break down and time to build up;
to everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven,
a time to weep and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn and time to dance;
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones together,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
to everything there is a season,
a time to seek and time to lose;
a time to keep and time to cast away;
a time to rend and time to sew;
a time to keep silent and time to speak;
a time of love and a time of hate;
a time for war and a time for peace.
To everything there is a season.

Alfred V. Fedak is a widely-published and well-known composer of church music. He has over 200 choral and organ works in print, and his hymntunes appear in hymnals and collections in the US, Canada, England, Scotland, New Zealand, China and Japan. Seeing a far greater need to inspire the hearing of these powerful words, Fedak has crafted a melody that allows the choir to communicate the deep meaning of the text clearly and with great feeling.

Sanctus S128     William Mathias

Fraction Anthem S166    Agnus Dei     Gerald Near (b. 1942)

Closing Hymn 602 vv. 1,2,3    Jesu, jesu, fill us with your love    Chereponi

Voluntary    Processional    William Mathias (1934-1992)

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