May 14, 2017 + The Fifth Sunday of Easter

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

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

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Service Music:

Voluntary   Jesu, joy of man’s desiring    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Berceuse     Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Louis Vierne was the blind organist of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris from 1900 until 1937 (where he died during a recital 80 years ago this month). His tender Berceuse, an arrangement of a traditional French lullaby, was written in 1913 and dedicated to his daughter.

Processional Hymn 366 1-4    Holy God we praise thy Name    Grosser Gott

Song of Praise S236    Glory to you    John Rutter (b. 1945)

Sequence Hymn 487    Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life    The Call

Offertory Anthem   Antiphon: Let all the world in every corner sing    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
from Five Mystical Songs
Words: George Herbert (1593-1633), found at Hymn 402

Sanctus S125   Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

Fraction Anthem   Christ our Passover    Jeffrey Rickard (b. 1942)

Communion Anthem    Ein Blümlein wenn’s die Sonne spüret    Jan Berger (1909-2002)
Words: Maria Brubacher, 1825

Ein Blumlein wenn’s die Sonne spuret Sich offnet stille, sanft und froh;
Wann Gottes Gnade dich beruhret, Lass auch dei Herz bewirken so.
A rose touched by the sun’s warm rays, all its petals gently do unfold;
So you, when touched by God’s great mercy, let joy and gladness win your soul.

Jean Berger was a German-born American pianist, composer, and music educator. He composed extensively for choral ensemble and solo voice. This setting of a Pennsylvania German hymn is miniature gem – light, transparent, and beautiful. Special thanks to Olivia Tummescheit for coaching our German pronunciation.

Communion Hymn 455    Let us break bread together on our knees    Let Us Break Bread

Closing Hymn 455    O Love of God, how strong and true    Dunedin

Voluntary    Voluntary in D     William Croft (1678-1727)

Assisting Organist: Kari Miller


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