PipeChat Digest #2363 - Wednesday, September 12, 2001
 
Prayer Vigil, The Episcopal Church of St. Peter, 9/11
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: Prayer Vigil, The Episcopal Church of St. Peter, 9/11 From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 23:21:10 -0700 (PDT)   --0-1085493607-1000275670=3D:65893 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3Dus-ascii     FROM OUR SERVICE LEAFLET: "The events of this day have shaken many of us and left us confused, = angry, fearful, and seeking some way to understand this tragedy. As we = gather in prayer to seek God's support and guidance, we invite you to = offer up your prayers to God." Prelude music: "Jerusalem," and "Amazing Grace," arranged by Charles = Callahan, followed by an improvisation on the two tunes until the bell = rang.   At the Procession: Hymn 594 "God of Grace and God of Glory"   The Great Litany, freely re-written to be specific to the day - very = appropriate and wonderful work by our Rector, Chip Barker.   The Readings: Mical 4:1-5, Psalm 46 (read in unison by all,) Revelation = 21:1-8, Matthew 5:43-48   The Gospel Procession: Hymn 579 "Almighty Father, strong to save"   Homily by The Rev. Chip Barker   Open prayer time, either silently or aloud. Many people shared their = prayers and concerns - very moving. This prayer time was concluded with = everyone reciting the Lord's Prayer.   The organ Anthem: "Litany" by Myron Roberts   Concluding Prayers and Blessing   The Retiring Procession: Hymn 688 "A mighty fortress is our God"   The dismissal   As many people did not immediately leave, but remained kneeling in prayer, = I improvised again on the tunes "Jerusalem," and "Amazing Grace, aka Nev = Britan"   I was very impressed with the way the service was carried out, insence, = candles, full evening vestments worn by all of the altar party. Many = people commented on the music and especially the organ solo - "Litany" by = Myron Roberts. I have always liked this piece since I first heard it on a = obscure album many years ago, and have only played it twice. It was the = perfect piece to play- painting a picture of quiet repetitive prayer, = getting more urgent and stopping in the middle on a full organ chord of = such dissonance that it perfectly depicted the feelings we all have. = Before the last echos of the loud chord dissapeared, the original theme = come back on the strings and the litany ended with the wisps of the = Gemshorn and the rumble of the 32' Boutdon. Well worth a look!       Randy Terry Minister of Music, Organist & Choirmaster The Episcopal Church of St. Peter Redwood City, California www.stpetersrwc.org     --------------------------------- Do You Yahoo!? Get email alerts & NEW webcam video instant messaging with Yahoo! = Messenger. --0-1085493607-1000275670=3D:65893 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dus-ascii   <P> FROM OUR SERVICE LEAFLET: <P>"The events of this day have shaken many of us and left us confused, = angry, fearful, and seeking some way to understand this tragedy. As we = gather in prayer to seek God's support and guidance, we invite you to = offer up your prayers to God." <P>Prelude music: "Jerusalem," and "Amazing Grace," arranged by Charles = Callahan, followed by an improvisation on the two tunes until the bell = rang.</P> <P>At the Procession:&nbsp; Hymn 594&nbsp; "God of Grace and God of = Glory"</P> <P>The Great Litany, freely re-written to be specific to the day - very = appropriate and wonderful work by our Rector, Chip Barker.</P> <P>The Readings: Mical 4:1-5, Psalm 46 (read in unison by all,) Revelation = 21:1-8, Matthew 5:43-48</P> <P>The Gospel Procession: Hymn 579 "Almighty Father, strong to save"</P> <P>Homily by The Rev. Chip Barker</P> <P>Open prayer time, either silently or aloud. Many people shared their = prayers and concerns - very moving. This prayer time was concluded with = everyone reciting the Lord's Prayer.</P> <P>The organ Anthem: "Litany" by Myron Roberts</P> <P>Concluding Prayers and Blessing</P> <P>The Retiring Procession: Hymn 688 "A mighty fortress is our God"</P> <P>The dismissal</P> <P>As many people did not immediately leave, but remained kneeling in = prayer, I improvised again on the tunes "Jerusalem," and "Amazing Grace, = aka Nev Britan"</P> <P>I was very impressed with the way the service was carried out, insence, = candles, full evening vestments worn by all of the altar party. Many = people commented on the music and especially the organ solo - "Litany" by Myron = Roberts. I have always liked this piece since I first heard it on a = obscure album many years ago, and have only played it twice. It was the = perfect piece to play- painting a picture of quiet repetitive prayer, = getting more urgent and stopping in the middle on a&nbsp;full organ chord = of such dissonance that it perfectly depicted the feelings we all have. = Before the last echos of the loud chord dissapeared, the original theme = come back on the strings and the litany ended with the wisps of the = Gemshorn and the rumble of the 32' Boutdon. Well worth a look!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P><BR><BR>Randy Terry<br>Minister of Music, Organist &amp; = Choirmaster<br>The Episcopal Church of St. Peter<br>Redwood City, = California<br>www.stpetersrwc.org<p><br><hr size=3D1><b>Do You = Yahoo!?</b><br> Get email alerts & NEW webcam video instant messaging with <a href=3D"http://rd.yahoo.com/mail_us/tag/?http://im.yahoo.com/">Yahoo! = Messenger</a>. --0-1085493607-1000275670=3D:65893--