First Sunday Morning at St. John’s

September 7, 2014  +  The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Link to: Full Service Podcast – Sermon Podcast

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.