March 12, 2017 + The Second Sunday in Lent

Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Youth and Adult Choirs, sermon by the Rev’d Susan Pinkerton.

Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Youth and Adult Choirs, sermon by the Rev’d Susan Pinkerton.

Worship at Home:

Click here for the Service Bulletin; scroll to read full sermon text.

 

Service Music:

Voluntary    Final: Andante (Sonata VI)    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Introit    Lift thine eyes (Elijah)    Felix Mendelssohn
Words: Psalm 121:1-3
Trio: Emily, Julia, & Katherine Foust

Lift thine eyes to the mountains, whence cometh help.
Thy help cometh from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.
He hath said, thy foot shall not be moved, thy keeper will never slumber.

Kyrie eleison S-84    Gregorian Chant, Orbis factor

Sequence Hymn 604    When Christ was lifted from the earth    San Rocco

Offertory Anthem    He, watching over Israel (Elijah)    Felix Mendelssohn
Words: Psalm 121:4,Psalm 138:7

He, watching over Israel, slumbers not nor sleeps.
Shouldst thou, walking in grief, languish, he will quicken thee.

Sanctus     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Agnus Dei     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Communion Anthem    God so loved the world (The Crucifixion)    John Stainer (1840-1901)
Words: John 3:16-17

God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son,
that whoso believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world;
but that the world through him should be saved.

John Stainer’s choral setting of the famous John 3:16-17 text is a standard of the choral repertoire, and part of a larger work, The Crucifixion. The full oratorio is still performed annually at St. Marylebone in London, which commissioned it in 1887. The short text of God so loved the world is so well-known because it explains the whole Easter story, encapsulating the essence of the Christian Gospel in under 30 words.

Hymn in Procession 473    Lift high the cross     Crucifer

Voluntary   Fugue (Sonata VI)    Felix Mendelssohn

Full Sermon Text:

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