If you are unable to worship in person this Sunday, please visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/stmarksasheville for a live stream at 11:00 am. You do not need to have an account in order to watch our videos. Click here for the bulletin: Ordinary2 1100 2021
Please note that we have moved back to seasonal bulletins for our worship services. The liturgy is on pages 2-10, and the readings and psalms for each Sunday are at the back, on pages 11-15. We also heartily encourage you to join us in singing the hymns! If you don’t have a hymnal at home, please click here: Hymns for 7.18.21
Service Music Notes
Prelude: Liturgical settings
Today we switch to different musical setting of the liturgy. The 8:30 service will be using “Beneath the Tree of Life,” and the 11:00 service will be using Evangelical Lutheran Worship Setting 1. Cantor David will review these settings during the prelude time.
Offertory: The King of Love My Shepherd Is
This hymn is arguably the best paraphrase of Psalm 23. It was written by English vicar Henry W. Baker (1821-1871). It is interesting to note that our hymnal has retained the “King James” English of the original. The tune first appeared in “Complete Collection of Irish Music as Noted by George Petrie” of 1902, and is probably of 18th century origin. It is named for Saint Columba (or Colmcille, 521-597) an Irish monastic who founded the famous abbey of Iona and brought Christianity to the people of what is now Scotland.
Postlude: The Church’s One Foundation
This beloved hymn is one of a set of twelve by Samuel J. Stone (1839-1900) written to help his congregation understand “the breadth and depth of meaning contained in each Article of the Confession of Faith” (Apostle’s Creed). It was written for the ninth article of the Creed, “the holy catholic church; the communion of saints.” The tune is by Samuel Sebastian Wesley, grandson of Charles Wesley, and son of Samuel Wesley and his housekeeper Sarah Suter. Samuel Sebastian (names for Johann Sebastian Bach — always a good choice) was an excellent cathedral organist, wrote over 130 hymn tunes and 40 anthems, and was an avid fisherman.