Calendar for the Week of February 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sunday, February 25

8:00am Holy Eucharist
9:45am Childcare
10:00am Sunday School
10:00am Holy Eucharist
11:00am Coffee Hour
11:00am Lenten Study
4:00pm Christ the King
Monday, February 26
8:30am Yoga
8:00pm AA (6:30 newcomers)
Tuesday, February 27
7:30pm Vestry Meeting
Wednesday, February 28
12:30pm Lenten Service
Thursday, March 1
9:30am Chapter Room – CTK
4:30pm  Miracle Kitchen
6:30pm Junior Choir
7:30pm Adult Choir
Sunday, March 4
8:00am Holy Eucharist
9:45am Childcare
10:00am Sunday School
10:00am Special Music Service
11:00am Coffee Hour
11:00am Lenten Study
4:00pm Christ the King

Special Music Sunday in Lent – March 4

Missa brevis in d KV 65 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756-1791)
Christe, du Lamm Gottes  – Felix Mendelssohn
(1809-1847)

On March 4, the Third Sunday of Lent, the St. Mary’s Adult Choir, soloists and strings will present a special music service featuring Mozart’s Missa brevis in G major (KV 140) and the chorale cantata Christe, du Lamm Gottes (Christ, thou Lamb of God) by Felix Mendelssohn.

 A Missa brevis (Short Mass) is a musical setting of the Ordinary texts of the Mass – Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei – which provide the liturgical backbone of the service and remain constant each week. In contrast, the Propers of the Mass are the texts that change according to the Sunday of the Church Year. On March 4 the St. Mary’s Choir will sing the Ordinary of the Mass in its liturgical context interspersed throughout the service. Because it is the Lenten season, the Gloria will be omitted.

The Missa Brevis in G was probably composed in Salzburg in March 1773, shortly after Mozart returned from his third trip to Italy. Early scholars debated the authenticity of the work, but later research uncovered a set of parts for the Mass with notes in Mozart’s handwriting. In 1955, the scholar Walter Senn came to the conclusion that “the Missa Brevis in G Major K. 140 may be classified as an authentic composition by W.A. Mozart.” This Mass is called the “Pastoral Mass” because it follows a popular pattern of the time in which folk melodies or other well-known tunes are used as melodic themes throughout the piece.

Martin Luther’s chorale Christe, du Lamm Gottes (Christ, thou Lamb of God) is often referred to as the German Agnus Dei. Luther took the Latin hymn, translated it into German and set it to a familiar chant melody that could be sung by the people in their own language. Mendelssohn used this chorale as the basis for his composition, which he wrote and dedicated to his sister Fanny at Christmas in 1827. The chorale melody (called the cantus firmus) appears three times, sung by the sopranos, with the other voices and strings weaving a contrapuntal fabric around the melody. The form of the piece indicates that Mendelssohn was influenced by his study of Bach’s works, but the harmonies are clearly his own.

Please join us for this service of Lenten music on March 4!

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Ash Wednesday Services – February 14

Ash Wednesday Services
February 14
12:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

We will have two services on Ash Wednesday.  Both services will include Holy Eucharist and the Imposition of Ashes.  The 12:30 p.m. service will be a said service led by The Rev. Bruce Jacobson.  The 7:30 p.m.  service will feature the choir and music from the Taizé community in France.   All are welcome.

Calendar for the Week of February 18

Calendar
Sunday, February 18
First Sunday in Lent
No Childcare
No Sunday School
8:00am Holy Eucharist
10:00am Holy Eucharist
11:00am Coffee Hour
11:00am  Lenten Study
4:00pm Christ the King
Monday, February 19
President’s Day – Office Closed
8:00pm AA (6:30 newcomers)
Wednesday, February 21
12:30pm Lenten Service
Thursday, February 22
No Jr. Choir
9:30am Chapter Room – CTK
7:30pm Adult Choir
Sunday, February 25
Second Sunday in Lent
8:00am Holy Eucharist
9:45am Childcare
10:00am Sunday School
10:00am Holy Eucharist
11:00am Coffee
11:00am Lenten Study
4:00pm Christ the King

Calendar for the Week of February 11

 

 

 

 


Calendar

Sunday, February 11
8:00am Holy Eucharist
9:45am Childcare
10:00am Sunday School
10:00am Holy Eucharist
11:00am Coffee Hour
4:00pm Christ the King
Monday, February 12
8:30am Yoga
8:00pm AA (6:30 newcomers)
Tuesday, February 13

5:45pm Junior Choir
6:30pm Pancake Supper
Wednesday, February 14
12:30pm Ash Wednesday Service
7:30pm Ash Wednesday service with Choir Singing
Thursday, February 15
9:30am Chapter Room – CTK
No Choirs
Friday, February 16
10:00am Hills & Falls – Parish Hall
Sunday, February 18
No Childcare
No Sunday School
8:00am Holy Eucharist
10:00am Holy Eucharist
11:00am Coffee
4:00pm Christ the King

Lenten Educations Series on Sundays in Lent and Weekday Services in Lent

St. Mary’s Lenten Education Series
Johannine Questions

Sundays – Following the 10:00 a.m. Service

Bruce and I will be offering a Lenten education series focusing on “Johannine Questions.”  Taken from the Gospel of John, these questions for will open a conversation about the nature of God and the purpose of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection and our faith. Each conversation will take place in the chapter room following the 10:00 a.m. service. Please join us!

— George

Lenten Series Schedule
February 18     “What Concern is that of you and me?”
February 25     “How can these things be?’
March 4            “Who do they say I am?” –  “Who do you say I am?”
March 11          “Do you believe this?”
March 18          “What is truth?”
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Weekday services in Lent on
 Each Wednesday in Lent Bruce and I will be leading a service of Holy Eucharist at 12:30 p.m. These quiet services are meant to offer time for reflection, meditation and prayer. I hope you’ll make attendance part of your Lenten discipline.

Calendar for Week of February 4

Sunday, February 4
8:00am Holy Eucharist
9:45am Childcare
10:00am Sunday School
10:00am Holy Eucharist
11:00am Coffee Hour
4:00pm Christ the King
Monday, February 5
8:30am Yoga
8:00pm AA (6:30 newcomers)
Thursday, February 8
9:30am Chapter Room – CTK
6:30pm Junior Choir
7:30pm Adult Choir
Friday, February 9
10:00am Hills & Falls – Parish Hall
Sunday, February 11
8:00am Holy Eucharist
9:45am Childcare
10:00am Church School
10:00am Holy Eucharist
11:00am Coffee
4:00pm Christ the King

Calendar for the Week of January 28

Calendar
Sunday, January 28

8:00am Holy Eucharist
9:45am Childcare
10:00am Sunday School
10:00am Holy Eucharist
11:00am Coffee Hour
11:15am Annual Meeting w/brunch
4:00pm Christ the King
Monday, January 29
8:30am Yoga
8:00pm AA (6:30 newcomers)
Wednesday, January 31
7:00pm Parish Hall Reserved
7:00pm Stitch’n Chat
Thursday, February 1
9:30am Chapter Room – CTK
6:30pm Junior Choir
7:30pm Adult Choir
Friday, February 2
10:00am Hills & Falls – Parish Hall
Sunday, February 4
8:00am Holy Eucharist
9:45am Childcare
10:00am Church School
10:00am Holy Eucharist
11:00am Coffee
4:00pm Christ the King

St. Mary’s Calendar for Week of January 21

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, January 21
8:00am Holy Eucharist
9:45am Childcare
10:00am Sunday School
10:00am Holy Eucharist
11:00am Coffee Hour
4:00pm Christ the King
Monday, January 22
8:30am Yoga
8:00pm AA (6:30 newcomers)
Wednesday, January 24
7:30pm Chapter Room Reserved
Thursday, January 25
9:30am Chapter Room – CTK
6:30pm Junior Choir
7:30pm Adult Choir
Friday, January 26
10:00am Hills & Falls – Parish Hall
Sunday, January 28
8:00am Holy Eucharist
9:45am Childcare
10:00am Church School
10:00am Holy Eucharist
11:00am Coffee
11:15am Annual Meeting
4:00pm Christ the King