September 7, 2014 + The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Photography by John Hardy.
Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Youth and Adult Choirs
Organ: Sheep May Safely Graze Johann Sebastian Bach
Opening Hymn 518 Christ is made the sure foundation Westminster Abbey
Gloria S-278 William Mathias
Sequence Hymn 614 Christ is the King! Christus Rex
Offertory anthem: If Ye Love Me Thomas Tallis
Sanctus S-128 William Mathias
Fraction anthem: S-166 Agnus Dei Gerald Near
Communion anthem: Bread of the World John Abdenour
Communion Hymn 302 Father, we thank thee Rendez a Dieu
Closing Hymn 657 Love divine, all loves excelling Hyfrydol
Organ: Prelude in G Major, S. 550 Johann Sebastian Bach
Music Note: On this Sunday of gathering and welcome, we share music of Thomas Tallis and Johann Sebastian Bach, two pillars of church music that are immortalized in the front left clerestory stained-glass window of the Nave. Transcribed from an alto aria, Sheep May Safely Graze presents a beautiful image of pastoral gathering. + John Abdenour is organist and choirmaster of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fairfield, CT. His unison setting of this ancient text is both simple and moving.