Sunday, April 28, 2013

St. Mark - April 28 2013

  • Music for Flute and Organ – Grave and Adagio (from Sonata in G) – Giovanni Piatti (1690-1763) (Fiona Strachan, flute)
  • Opening Hymn
The saint who first found grace to pen
the life which was the Life of men,
and shed abroad the Gospel's ray,
his fame we celebrate today.

Lo, drawn by Pentecostal fire,
his heart conceived its great desire,
when pure of mind, inspired, he heard
and with his hand set forth the Word.

Then, clearly writ, the Godhead shone
serene and fair to look upon;
and through that record still comes power
to lighten souls in death's dark hour.

O holy mind, for wisdom fit
wherein that Life of lives stood writ,
may we through minds of like accord
show forth the pattern of our Lord.

And so may all whose minds are dark
be led to truth by good Saint Mark,
and after this our earthly strife
stand written in the Book of Life.
  • Service Music: New Plainsong – David Hurd
  • Psalm 2:7-13 (Tone V.1)
  • Gospel Alleluia
Choir: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Choir: Jesus said: ‘I give you a new commandment:
love one another, just as I have loved you.’
All: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
  • Offertory Hymn 433 “Lord, you give the great commission”
  • Communion Hymn
    Come, gracious Spirit, heav’nly Dove,
    With light and comfort from above;
    Be Thou our Guardian, Thou our Guide,
    O’er every thought and step preside.

    The light of truth to us display,
    And make us know and choose Thy way;
    Plant holy fear in every heart,
    That we from God may ne’er depart.

    Lead us to holiness, the road
    Which we must take to dwell with God;
    Lead us to Christ, the living way,
    Nor let us from His pastures stray.

    Lead us to God, our final rest,
    To be with Him forever blest;
    Lead us to Heav’n, its bliss to share,
    Fullness of joy forever there.
  • Communion Motet: Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake – Richard Farrant
    Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake,
    lay not our sins to our charge,
    but forgive that is past,
    and give us grace to amend our sinful lives.

    To decline from sin and incline to virtue,
    that we may walk in a perfect heart before thee,
    now and evermore.
  • Concluding Hymn 325 “Angel voices, ever singing”
  • Music for Flute and Organ – Allegro (from Sonata in G) – Giovanni Piatti (1690-1763)(Fiona Strachan, flute)

Music Notes

A reminder of the concert this afternoon at 2 pm, organized by our Latvian friends. The
performance features music for saxophone and organ with guest artists Artis Simanis and Kristine Adamaite. Artis is a saxophonist and the chair of the Latvian Academy of Music. Kristine is the organist of the Anglican Church in Riga and a lecturer at the Luther seminary.  Both have concertized extensively in Latvia, the Soviet Union and Europe. This concert will be their only appearance in Toronto. Please try to attend, enjoy the music and lend some support to our ‘resident’ Latvian congregation. A freewill offering will be taken.

Advance notice of a special service on Sunday 26 May at 2 pm. The choir of St. Barnabas’ has been invited to participate in the Latvian Lutheran service that day, a special commemoration of Pentecost that will feature music and readings. Please join us. There will be a collection, the proceeds from which are being generously directed to the St. Barnabas’ Organ Restoration Fund.

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