Sunday, June 28, the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Updated: Jul 24
Find the readings here.
Dear Friends in Christ,
This week’s worship videos are now available:
Please consider "sharing" our videos on social media, and sending links to them directly to your friends. Many Episcopal and Anglican churches have discovered that there is great popular interest in our traditions; in the supposedly post-Christian UK, Choral Evensong in particular has become an unexpected evangelism success story.
The feast of two of the Church's greatest evangelists is as fitting an occasion as any to get the word out. And if you want to see (and hear) more of Festina, please make a gift. As always, you can write a check to St. John's with "Festina" on the memo line, or you can give through their snazzy new Web site, festinaboston.org. Check it out!
There is more great music in our Morning Prayer videos, of course. Mark writes: Hymns include 601 “O Day of God Draw Nigh” with words that speak to our time with much meaning. And a favorite, 376, Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee. So is anyone singing along at home? We welcome guest musician Patti Pike who will sing her version of “Balm in Gilead.” Organ music includes music by Franck from his late work aimed for village organists playing Harmoniums, and I’m playing on the Estey reed organ that once belonged to Cecily Merrill’s father. The closing Voluntary is from Vierne’s book for those organists playing harmoniums, although, these pieces are of a higher calling.
We are blessed so richly here at St. John's! Thank you all for all you do to make our church the wonderful place it is, especially in this challenging season. And if you or someone you know need pastoral attention, please let me know right away. You all remain in my prayers.