October 6, 2019 + The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

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

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Fugue in D Major, BWV532b    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Part two of the Bach organ series brings us the Fugue in D Major. Obviously wanting to demonstrate his skill at the organ, especially with the pedals, Bach here shows his youth in other ways as well – the relentless repetition inherent in the main theme is reminiscent of a child pulling on a parent’s shirttail, trying to go home! As all of his works, however, it is signed with Bach’s signature “SDG” – Soli Deo Gloria – “to the glory of God alone.”

Processional Hymn 541    Come, labor on    Ora Labora

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

Sequence Hymn 405    All things bright and beautiful    Royal Oak

Hymn at the Blessing of the Animals 400    All creatures of our God and King    Lasst uns erfreuen

Offertory Anthem    Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace    Peter Niedmann (b. 1960)
Words: Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.

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

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

Communion Anthem    O Lord increase my faith    Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) 

O Lord, increase my faith.
Strengthen me and confirm me in thy true faith;
endue me with wisdom, charity, chastity and patience
in all my adversity.
Sweet Jesus, say Amen.

Hymn in Procession    Great is thy faithfulness    Faithfulness

Voluntary    Carillon    Scott Lamlein, 2010




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