PLUS: Reading & Meditation Suggestions
This page is updated every Wed/Thu during the Choir Year [generally Labor Day weekend thru 2nd Sunday June].
Readings & Meditations [….send me your favorite authors to be included….]

> FORWARD MOVEMENT “Day by Day” [copies of which can be found at the back of the church, the chapel,
and in the office], the link takes you to readings/meditations from previous days; click on "Forward Day by Day" to
see today's selections:  https://prayer.forwardmovement.org
> JOHN ELDREDGE: http://www.ransomedheart.com/daily-reading/recent 
The potential list of scripture readings for this Sunday can be found here: http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Lent/ALent2_RCL.html

[together with links where you can listen to the selections]
Sunday, March 8: Lent 2
Hymns / Service Music 10:15 Service
Opening 401 The God of Abraham praise
Back to St. Mary's, Sparta, NJ - the Opening Hymn from a 2014 service - complete with "beginning Narthex view with the choir and Altar Party".  Scroll down the Text Link to see words and music.
Listen Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h43CkDsWM4
Text Link: https://hymnary.org/hymn/EH1982/401
Hymn of Praise Kyrie - S-96 Schubert
The Washington, DC, Catholic Basilica: the version of the Kyrie (Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy) that we will use for Lent.  Here sung in the original Latin - we will sing it as found in our hymnal, in English.
Listen Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG4zLhWwAVg

Psalm 121 (Said)
Gospel Come to me
A new short item from IONA, sung before and after the Gospel for each Lenten Sunday.  The link is to a recording of the Iona Community's own singers - complete with spoken scripture on top of the music.
Listen Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHAnugjTpB0
Sanctus Version by William Roberts
This is the Sanctus setting we will use for Lent.  Not to be found on the internet sung by a congregation, but you can listen to the tune and/or the harmony at the link below.  Zoom to 200% to see words and music.
Listen Link: https://www.riteseries.org/song/wlp/2099/
Fraction Agnus Dei: from Mass for a Servant Church
The Latin title translates to "Lamb of God" - and the version we will sing for Lent we will sing in English.  A beautiful and simple setting of this text ("Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us...."), new to our "Congregational Repertoire List" for this year.  This is the clearest and best link I could find of folks singing - however, you will need to go to the 5' 44" mark to hear the Agnus, as this is the WHOLE Mass setting.
Listen Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo-pLZBglOo
Communion Choir item only this week....
Closing 448 O love, how deep, how broad, how high
The grand sound of St. Bartholomew's in New York!
Listen Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNQXxwjOp-A
Text Link: https://hymnary.org/hymn/EH1982/448
Offertory God so loved the world   J. Stainer (1840-1901)
Full Choir
Wonderful rendition by the choir of Clare College, Cambridge, UK - WITH scrolling music!
Listen Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLvthjDEUnQ
Communion O mortal man, remember well   R. Lehman (b.1960) 
Full Choir
Sounds like a "Publisher's Choir" - beautifully done.  Click on the "Listen" icon - and you will be able to hear the whole piece, PLUS click on the pages and watch the music go by.
Listen Link: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/o-mortal-man-remember-well-sheet-music/20038058
Prelude On “If thou but suffer God to guide thee”   J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
The rather flamboyant, but brilliant, organist Diane Bish, introduces the organ she is about to play, this piece, and then plays the original Lutheran Chorale ("hymn") followed by this Chorale Prelude based on the tune.
Listen Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nvanp6CM3SM
Postlude TBD - played by Assistant Director of Music
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