Our musical offering this week, Lift Thine Eyes, comes from Elijah, the oratorio by Felix Mendelssohn. Elijah, is the story of the Old Testament prophet and premiered in 1848. This anthem, sung by an angelic trio, appears after Elijah escapes to the wilderness in despair and prays for the end of his life.
St. John’s customarily supports the Southeast Child and Family Agency in August for a Back to School Backpack Drive; however, due to COVID-19 and health regulations, the way we help looks a little different this year.
This week’s musical offering is Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, played by guitarist Paul Loether, son in law of Bill and Helen Chatman.
The choir said their goodbyes to Benjamin at a zoom on Monday night and a small group made a special recording of one of Benjamin’s favorite hymns, All My Hope on God is Founded, to play for him as a treat that evening.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Since the announcement of my call to St. Stephen’s in Providence two weeks ago, many of you have gone to their parish website, and many of you have asked “What does Anglo Catholic mean?” or “What does it mean for an Episcopal Church to be Anglo Catholic?
This week’s musical offering is our most ambitious yet! A classic soprano, alto, tenor and bass anthem that we all know and love, Teach Me O Lord, the Way of Thy Statutes by Attwood.