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For the latest at St. Anne’s: May 2021 Newsletter

Please keep the prayers coming!

While deciding to close our church to in-person worship due to the spiking increase in COVID-19 infections, it was painfully difficult because our community brings comfort to each other in these challenging times. Please reach out to each other and your leaders with ideas for keeping our connections in the Body of Christ. 

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Here is the service for May 9, 2021:

Prelude “Ave Maria” Bach/Gounod Hymn All creatures of our God and King Hymnal 1982 #400 (v.1, 2)1. All creatures of our God and King, lift up your voices, let us sing: alleluia, alleluia! Bright burning sun with golden beams, Pale silver moon that gently gleams, O praise him, O praise him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 2. Great rushing winds and breezes soft, you clouds that ride the heavens aloft, O praise him, Alleluia! Fair rising morn, with praise rejoice, stars nightly shining, find a voice: O praise him, O praise him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! (text by St. Francis of Assisi, 1225, translated and paraphrased by William H. Draper, 1910) Glory to God in the highest, Hymnal 1982 #S 280 Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen. Hymn “The great Creator of the worlds” Hymnal 1982 489 (v.1, 2) 1. The great Creator of the worlds, the sovereign God of heaven, his holy and immortal truth to all on earth hath given. 2. He sent no angel of his host to bear this mighty word, but him through whom the worlds were made, the everlasting Lord. (text from Epistle to Diognetus, ca. 150, translated by Francis Bland Tucker, 1939) Postlude “Duo” Jean-Francois Dandrieu Streamed and printed with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-#736619. All rights reserved

 

 

Here is the Easter Hymn Sing:

 

Here is the service for May 2, 2021:

Music for the May 2, 2021 service:

Prelude “Sonata #16, KV 545 – mvt. I” Mozart

Hymn “On this day, the first of days” The Hymnal 1982 #47 (v. 1, 2)

1. On this day, the first of days, God the Father’s Name we praise, who, creation’s Lord and spring, did the world from darkness bring.

2. On this day the eternal Son over death his triumph won; on this day the Spirit came with his gifts of living flame. (text from Le Mans Breviary, 1748, translated from Latin by H.W. Baker, 1861)

Glory to God in the highest, The Hymnal 1982 #S 280

Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Hymn “O love, how deep, how broad, how high” The Hymnal 1982 #448 (v. 1, 2)

1. O love, how deep, how broad, how high, how passing thought and fantasy, that God, the Son of God, should take our mortal form for mortals’ sake!

2. For us baptized, for us he bore his holy fast and hungered sore; for us temptations sharp he knew; for us the tempter overthrew. (text by anonymous author, attributed to Thomas à Kempis, 15th century, translated from Latin by Benjamin Webb, 1854)

Postlude “By the Limpid Stream” Op. 100, No. 7 J. F. Burgmüller

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Here is the service for April 25, 2021:

Prelude “Sonata #20, Op. 49, No. 2 – mvt. I” Beethoven  “Alleluia! The strife is o’er, the battle done”, The Hymnal 1982 # 208. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 1 The strife is o’er, the battle done; the victory of life is won; the song of triumph has begun. Alleluia! 2 The powers of death have done their worst, but Christ their legions has dispersed. Let shouts of holy joy outburst. Alleluia! Glory to God in the highest, The Hymnal 1982 #S 280 Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen. Hymn paraphrase of Psalm 23 “The King of love my shepherd is” The Hymnal 1982 #645 (v. 1, 6) 1. The King of love my shepherd is, whose goodness faileth never; I nothing lack if I am his, and he is mine for ever. 6. And so through all the length of days thy goodness faileth never: Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise within thy house for ever. (text by Henry Baker, 1868) Hymn “Savior, like a shepherd lead us” The Hymnal 1982 # 708 (v.1, 2) 1. Savior, like a shepherd lead us; much we need thy tender care; in thy pleasant pastures feed us; for our use thy folds prepare. Blessèd Jesus! Blessèd Jesus! Thou hast bought us, thine we are. 2. Early let us seek thy favor, early let us learn thy will; do thou, Lord, our only Savior, with thy love our bosoms fill. Blessèd Jesus! Blessèd Jesus! Thou hast loved us: love us still. (text attributed to Dorothy A. Thrupp, 1836) Postlude “Sonata #20, Op. 49, No. 2 – mvt. I, (cont.)” Beethoven Streamed and printed with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-#736619. All rights reserved

 

 

Here is the service for April 18, 2021:

 

Prelude “Dialogue” Jean-Francois Dandrieu
Hymn “Come, ye faithful, raise the strain “ The Hymnal 1982 199 (v. 1) 1. Come, ye faithful, raise the strain of triumphant gladness! God hath brought his Israel into joy from sadness: Loosed from Pharaoh’s bitter yoke Jacob’s sons and daughters, Led them with unmoistened foot through the Red Sea waters. (text by John of Damascus, 8th century, translated by J.M. Neale, 1859) Glory to God in the highest  The Hymnal 1982 S 280 Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen. Hymn “Christ is alive! Let Christians sing” The Hymnal 1982 182 (v.1, 2) 1. Christ is alive! Let Christians sing. His cross stands empty to the sky. Let streets and homes with praises ring. His love in death shall never die. 2. Christ is alive! No longer bound to distant years in Palestine, he comes to claim the here and now and conquer every place and time. (text by Brian A. Wren, 1968, revised 1978) Postlude “Recital de Trompette” Jean-Francois Dandrieu
Streamed with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-#736619. All rights reserved. The Hymnal 1982 published by Church Hymnal Corp., New York 1985.  Organ played by Peter Morelli, soloist Maria Martin
 

Here is the service for April 11, 2021:

Prelude “Duo sur la Trompète” by Jean-Francois Dandrieu, Hymn “Good Christians all, rejoice and sing!” The Hymnal 1982 # 205 (v. 1,2),Glory to God in the highest, The Hymnal  1982 #S 280,Hymn “That Easter day with joy was bright” The Hymnal 1982 #193, (v. 1),Postlude “Vivement et marqué” Jean-Francois Dandrieu
Streamed with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-#736619. All rights reserved. The Hymnal 1982 published by Church Hymnal Corp., New York 1985.  Gather published by GIA, 1984 Organ played by Peter Morelli, soloist Maria Martin

The  Easter service, April 4, 2021:

Prelude “Easter Hymn” Robert J. Powell, Hymn”Jesus Christ is risen today” The Hymnal 1982 # 207 ( verses 1,2), Song of Praise The Hymnal 1982 # S 28, Gradual Hymn “The day of resurrection!” The Hymnal 1982 # 210 (verse 1), Offertory Hymn “He is risen, he is risen!” The Hymnal # 180 (verses 1, 2, 4),  “Holy, Holy, Holy” Gather # 16,  Fraction Anthem The Hymnal 1982 # S 16, Communion Hymn “Alleluia, alleluia! Give thanks” The Hymnal 1982 # 178 (verses 1, 2), Hymn “Alleluia! The strife is o’er, the battle done” The Hymnal 1982 # 208 (verses 1, 5), Postlude “Basse etc Dessus de Trompette” Jean-Francois Dandrie

Streamed with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-#736619. All rights reserved. The Hymnal 1982 published by Church Hymnal Corp., New York 1985.  Gather published by GIA, 1984 Organ played by Peter Morelli, soloist Maria Martin and Michele O’Shea

The Diocesan Easter sermon (filmed at St. Anne’s!) is here:

 

Here is the Children’s Easter Lesson:

 

Here is the Diocesan Great Easter Vigil:

 

Here is the Good Friday service, April 2, 2021:

Good Friday Music: Meditation Hymn “Were you there?” LEVAS # 37 (verses 1, 2), Hymn “The Old Rugged Cross” LEVAS # 38 (verses 1, 2)

Here is the Diocesan Good Friday service:

Here is the Maundy Thursday service, April 1, 2021:

Maundy Thursday Music: Prelude “Wind” Brian Crain, Lenten song “Ubi caritas” Wonder, Love, and Praise # 831, Meditation upon the Sacrament “God is love” The Hymnal 1982 #577 (verses 1&2), Meditation “Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love” LEVAS # 74 (verses 1&2), Meditation upon the Garden “Gethsemane” (verses 1 & 2) Melanie Hoffman

Streamed with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-#736619. All rights reserved. The Hymnal 1982 published by Church Hymnal Corp., New York 1985. Wonder, Love, and Praise published by Church Hymnal Corp., New York 1997. Lift Every Voices And Sing (LEVAS) published by Church Hymnal Corp., New York 1993. Organ and piano played by Peter Morelli, soloist Maria Martin

 

Here is the Diocesan Maundy Thursday service:

Palm Sunday service, March 28, 2021:

Palm Sunday Music: Prelude “Prelude in g minor” J.S. Bach, “All Glory, laud, and honor” The Hymnal 1982 # 154 (refrain only, then prayer), “All Glory, laud, and honor” The Hymnal 1982 # 154 (1 verse & refrain),  Meditation “O sacred head, sore wounded” The Hymnal 1982 # 168 (verses 1 & 2), Hymn “Ride on, ride on in majesty” The Hymnal 1982 # 156 (verse 1, organ only), Postlude “Prelude in g minor, second half” J.S. Bach

Streamed with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-#736619. All rights reserved; The Hymnal 1982 published by Church Hymnal Corp., New York 1985; Organ and piano played by Peter Morelli, soloist Maria Martin

The Stations of the Cross:

Here is the statement about the shootings in Atlanta:

Here is the service for March 21, 2021:

Lent V, March 21 Music: Prelude “Even When It Hurts (Praise Song)” Joel Houston,  Lenten song “Ubi caritas” Wonder, Love, and Praise # 831, Meditation “When I survey the wondrous cross” The Hymnal 1982 # 474 (verses 1 & 4), Postlude “Even When It Hurts (cont.)” Joel Houston

Streamed with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-#736619. All rights reserved. The Hymnal 1982 published by Church Hymnal Corp., New York 1985. Wonder, Love, and Praise published by Church Hymnal Corp., New York 1997. Organ and piano played by Peter Morelli, soloist Maria Martin

Here is the service for March 14, 2021:

Lent IV, March 14 Music: Prelude “Dialogue” Jean-Francois Dandrieu, Lenten song “Ubi caritas” Wonder, Love, and Praise # 831, Meditation “Sing, my soul, his wondrous love” The Hymnal 1982 # 467 (v.1, 2), Postlude “Siciliana” William Walond

Streamed with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-#736619. All rights reserved. The Hymnal 1982 published by Church Hymnal Corp., New York 1985. Wonder, Love, and Praise published by Church Hymnal Corp., New York 1997. Organ and piano played by Peter Morelli, soloist Maria Martin

Our Mission Statement:

St. Anne’s seeks to be led by the spirit to understand God’s purpose for the world with our mission being to respond through Christ in worship, education, fellowship and service. Amen.