September 19, 2021 + The Seventeenth 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 Margie Baker.

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Passagalia    David Hurd (b. 1950)
Air from Water Music    Georg Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

David Hurd was Professor of Sacred Music and Director of Chapel Music at the General Theological Seminary, Chelsea, New York City, for 39 years. He is presently the Director of Music at the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Times Square, New York City. Hurd’s sacred compositions can be found in many hymnals, including the Episcopal Hymnal 1982. He’ll be featured here in concert this coming Saturday, celebrating the 25th birthday of our Austin pipe organ.

Processional Hymn 390    Praise to the Lord, the almighty    Lobe den Herren

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

Sequence Hymn    Lead me, guide me

Offertory Anthem    Round in common time    Laura Mazza-Dixon, 2020
For all of the essential workers in the pandemic, from all of us.
Sung by the St. John’s Adult Choir

Take all our strength into your hands, our love into your hearts,
And go where love is calling you though we must be apart.
Let every prayer surround you,
Protect you from all harm.

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

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

Communion Anthem    Only for these I pray    Peter Niedmann, 1996
Words: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Only for these I pray, pray with assurance strong.
Light to discover the way, power to follow it long.
Let me have light to see, light to be sure and know,
When the road is clear to me willingly I go.

Let me have power to do, power of the brain and nerve,
Though the task is heavy and new willingly I will serve.
My prayers are lesser than three, nothing I pray but two;
Let me have light to see, let me have power to do.

Peter Niedmann is Director of Music and Organist at Church of Christ, Congregational, in Newington, and composition coach for Scott Lamlein. He is a published composer with hundreds of works in print, and Dean of the Hartford American Guild of Organists. His choral music has been sung at The White House and a Papal Mass for Pope John Paul II.

Communion Hymn 301    Bread of the world in mercy broken    Rendez à Dieu

Hymn in Procession 477    All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine    Engelberg

Voluntary    Prelude in G major, BWV 541    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Ted Babbitt, organ scholar

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