February 5, 2017 + The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Adult Choir, sermon by the Rabbi Stephen Fuchs.
Worship at Home:
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Full Service Audio:
Voluntary Prelude on Leoni Richard Proulx (1937-2010)
Meditation on Slane June Nixon (b. 1942)
Processional Hymn 372 Praise to the living God Leoni
Gloria S280 Robert Powell (b.1932)
Sequence Hymn 543 O Zion, tune thy voice Eastview
Children’s Anthem This little light of mine Traditional
Offertory O for a closer walk with God Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
Words: William Cowper (1731-1800), found at Hymn 683
Sanctus S130 Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Fraction anthem S164 Jesus, lamb of God Franz Schubert
Communion Anthem Ubi caritas Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Words from the Maundy Thursday communion rite
Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est. Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.
Exsultemus, et in ipso jucundemur. Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum.
Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero.
Where charity and love are, God is there. Christ’s love has gathered us into one.
Let us rejoice and be pleased in him. Let us fear, and let us love the living God.
And may we love each other with a sincere heart.
This is perhaps the best known work of french composer Maurice Duruflé, and the most moving and finely wrought harmonization of this ancient Gregorian Chant. The beautiful harmonies and repeated moment on the word “sincerity” make it a perfect reminder that God’s central message is one of love.
Hymn in Procession 488 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart Slane
Voluntary Fantasy on St. Anne Christa Rakich, 2011
Christa Rakich is an internationally recognized concert organist and recording artist, and Director of Music/Organist at St. Mark the Evangelist Church, here in West Hartford. She has won particular acclaim for her interpretation of early music and the works of J.S. Bach. This delightful fantasy is from a set of variations written in the style of Johann Pachelbel (yep, the Canon guy). Stick around for the 12:30 Pipes Alive! concert and you’ll get to hear the whole work!
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