October 7, 2018 + The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Adult Choir, sermon by the Rev’d Hope Eakins.
Worship at Home:
Voluntary Variations on Christe Sanctorum David Dahl (b. 1937)
Processional Hymn 405 All things bright and beautiful Royal Oak
Gloria in excelsis S278 William Mathias (1934-1992)
Sequence Hymn 593 1-3 Lord, make us servants of your peace Dickinson College
Hymn at the Blessing of the Animals 400 All creatures of our God and King Lasst uns erfreuen
Offertory Anthem Teach me, O Lord Thomas Attwood (1765-1838)
Words: Psalm 119: 33
Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.
Sanctus S128 William Mathias
Fraction Anthem S166 Agnus Dei Gerald Near (b. 1942)
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 482 Lord of all hopefulness Slane
Voluntary Improvisation on Lasst uns erfreuen Christa Rakich
Organist/Choirmaster: Christa Rakich