Sunday, January 20, 2019
Preaching Schedule

7:45 am - Traditional Worship in the Chapel - The Rev. Matt Marino
9:00 am - Awesome Worship in the Hall Life Center - The Rev. Charlie Holt
9:00 am - Traditional Worship in the Church - The Rev. Matt Marino
11:00 am - Traditional Worship in the Church - The Rev. Matt Marino
11:00 am - Contemporary Worship in the Hall Life Center - The Rev. Charlie Holt
5:00 pm - Traditional Worship in the Chapel - The Rev. Charlie Holt

Welcome to SJD Coffee

New member (or interested in becoming one?) Join us in The Parlor during the Sunday School hour for a welcome coffee hosted by the St. John the Divine Episcopal Church Women.

Sunday School

Wonderfully Made (Special Needs): 8:30 am – 12:30 pm in Rm 122
Junior Daughters of the King: 9:00 am in Rm L21
Nursery available for infants – age 4: 10:00 am in Preschool Playground
PreK - Tweens: 10:00 am in The Park (lower level)
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - Level I & II: 10:00 am in Rms L07, L08, L17, and L18
Middle School Class (Grades 6-8): 10:00 am in Rm 238
Choir (Grades 4-6): 10:00 am in Rm L16
Choir (Grades 7-12): 11:00 am in Rm L16
High School Class (Grades 9-12): 10:00 am in Rm 241
Adult Education: 10:00 am in the Hall Life Center (followed by small groups)
The Core: 10:00 am in Rm 201
Women of the Bible: 10:00 am in Rm 210

The Collect of the Day

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

John 2:1-11

2:1 On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. 3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” 5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

6 Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. 9 When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.

This Week's Musical Offering 

Let there be light!

In keeping with the themes of the day and the collect in which we pray “Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world…” our hymns and anthems proclaim this Truth and its subsequent meaning for us and the world. In our opening hymn, we boldly proclaim “Thou reignest in glory, thou rulest in light,” and each stanza of the concluding hymn ends with the proclamation “Let there be Light!”

Both the Offertory and Ministration anthems were written by 20th Century composers who served as organist/choirmaster at major Episcopal parishes in New York City.  An English-born organist, composer, and choirmaster, T. Frederick Candlyn spent most of his professional career at two churches in New York, most notably St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue. At the Offertory, the Chorale sings the Candlyn’s setting of the Charles Wesley text “Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies.”

Harold Friedell held several influential positions as well, most notably at St. Bartholomew’s Church on Park Avenue. His music continues to be sung by choirs world-wide. Using a text by Percy Dearmer, Friedell composed the communion hymn “Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether” specifically for use on Pentecost Sunday 1945. Several years later, he used the hymn as the basis for his anthem of the same title that we hear at the Ministration.

Read about the musical offerings for this and previous weeks at the Music Ministry blog.