Celebration Service August 14, 2022 – 9:30 am
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Prelude Prelude #13 in F# Major “Lento” Chopin
Prelude #21 in Bb Major “Cantabile” Chopin
Nocturne, Op. 9, No. 2 in Eb Major “Andante” Chopin
Susanna Burnham, Pianist
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship
Come, all you people! Come from east and west, north and south!
Come across bridges, come along streets, come by car, bike, or foot!
Come! We are delighted that you are here!
We are here to sing, to pray, to greet, to wonder, to give thanks.
So let us worship God.
Hymn* “Holy, Holy, Holy” #4
We thank you for the community in which you have placed us,
for the brothers, sisters, and neighbors with whom we walk this pilgrim journey.
Help us to see your image in each other and reach out with love and compassion to all whom we meet along the way. Amen
The Lord’s Prayer
Psalm 82:1-4 Lay Reader: Greg Morrill
God has taken his place in divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment;
How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah
Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute.
Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
The Gloria Patri*
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,
World without end, Amen Amen
Special Music “I Know that my Redeemer Liveth”
#43 from Handel’s “Messiah”
Leslie Peterman, Soprano
Prayers of the People
Reading: Luke 10:25-37
An expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”
But wanting to vindicate himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and took off, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while traveling came upon him, and when he saw him he was moved with compassion. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, treating them with oil and wine. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him, and when I come back I will repay you whatever more you spend.’ Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”
Message “The Parable of the Good Samaritan” Rev. Dan Haugh
Offertory Prelude No. 6 in b minor “Lento assai” Chopin
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below.
Praise Him above you heavenly hosts. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Generous One, receive the gifts we bring as we return a portion of your treasure to the use of your kingdom. May your will be manifested and your creation restored through sharing these offerings. Amen.
Hymn* “They’ll Know We Are Christians” #494
Closing* “Here I Am, Lord” (refrain only)
Postlude Prelude #3 in G Major “Vivace” Chopin
*Please stand as you are willing and able.
Calendar of Events
Our 9:30 Traditional worship service is open to all. Masks are optional for vaccinated individuals. We will continue to live stream our services through our website www.stowecommunitychurch.org.
Monday, 8/15 Noon AA weekly meeting in Fellowship Hall
Tuesday, 8/16 5:00 Board of Directors meeting in Fellowship H.
8:00 AA weekly meeting in Fellowship Hall
Wednesday, 8/17 Noon AA weekly meeting in Fellowship Hall
Friday, 8/19 1:30 Stowe Tango Festival Lecture sanctuary
Happy Birthday this week to:
Calista Hardesty today 8/14
Ed Kaiser and Nathan Rice on 8/15
Richard James and Vanessa Eliasson on 8/16
Matthew Percy and Nancy Tooley on 8/17
Paul Kartluke on 8/18
Happy Anniversary this week to:
Warren and Ann Andersen on 8/16
The ushers today are Bidi Wheelwright and Johanna Darrow. Thank you for helping today.
A big THANK YOU to Susanna Guthmann Burnham for playing piano for us while Karen, our organist, is on vacation. Susanna will be playing next week also.
Remember to sign up for Bible Camp, August 22 – 26, 2022, 9:00 am to noon.
Go to our website Stowe Community Church.org for more information.
Today at 11:15 am Holy Land educational presentation (open for all)
Capernaum: How a Galilean Jewish Village Became a Christian Pilgrimage Site.
Join Daniel Ehrlich, Keshet's Educational Director to virtually visit this site in Northern Israel and to gain insight into the Jewish context of the foundational stories of Christianity. Get to know this Jewish community of the Second Temple period and better understand how the story of Jesus and his followers is part of the saga of the Jewish People of the Second Temple period. It is a 40-45 minute learning session combining Powerpoint with maps, texts, and timelines and video with live narration and teaching followed by Q&A.
This meeting will be in person in Fellowship Hall and on Zoom. The zoom link has been included in the Quest.
Save these dates:
August 21st Congregational Meeting to vote on replacement and upgrading our kitchen stove and hood including bringing everything up to code. Members will also be voting on a new vice president as Kathe Rhinesmith has resigned and will be relocating to NH. Thank you Kathe, so much for all your spiritual guidance and leadership in our church.
August 21st "Picnic at the Parsonage” 11:00 am
Bring your own picnic food, blankets, chairs, and beverages and relax together on the lawn of the Parsonage for an extended time of fellowship following the morning worship service.
August 28th- Usher Orientation meeting. All ushers are asked to meet with Pastor Dan immediately following the worship service.
Summer Interfaith Service themed on Homelessness in Lamoille County. Lamoille Community House at 7:00 pm. More details to come.
September 4th evening service at the Parsonage. Cookout at 5:30 pm. Service begins at 6:00 pm
September 10th Nursery and Toddler family play date. 9:00 to 10:30 at the Stowe Elementary School play ground with refreshments following at the parsonage.
September 18 at 4:00 pm service for Blessing of the Animals led by Pastor Dan at Trapp Family Concert Meadow, rain site Trapp Family Wedding Tent. More information to follow.
If you, or someone you know, would like prayers for comfort or healing, the members of the Prayer Team are ready to support you. Please call the church office, 253-7257, with your prayer requests.
Please do not forget our neighbors in need by donating food for the Lamoille Community Food Share. Non-perishable items can be put in our two bins, one in the Narthex and one in the hall downstairs. Thank you.
Musical Notes by Susanna Burnham
Preludes: Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic period, and one of the few truly great composers to achieve distinction by composing mainly for solo piano. Even today his works are the mainstay of the pianist’s repertory. His melodic style was basically vocal, rather than instrumental. Although he never spent time in Italy nor wrote operas, he was fond of Bellini and listened to his operas, and many of his melodies reveal a touch of Bellini’s bel canto style. Chopin’s melodies seem designed for the voice because they are lyrical and written in regular eight-bar periods. His style was to repeat the melodies several times to intensify the original idea, using chromaticism to vary or develop them. Other times the melodic line is interrupted by a cadenza-like chromatic figure which eventually comes to rest, allowing the melody to continue.
Chopin’s numerous works include a book of 24 Preludes, Opus 28, most of them short in length, modeled on Bach’s preludes as Chopin composed one prelude each in a major and minor key.
Prelude #13 in F# Major “Lento” has a flowing, arpeggiated left hand pattern throughout the entire piece, underlying a chordal melody in the right hand in the opening section. The contrasting “Piu Lento” middle section changes to a solo melody in the right hand with inner melodic lines in both the tenor and bass voices. The return to the first melody is enhanced by bell-like tones in the upper voice.
Prelude #21 in Bb Major “Cantabile” is a slow waltz, songlike in nature, with the ascending double notes in the accompaniment creating a restless undercurrent. The solo line in the melodic opening section becomes chordal in the contrasting middle section, set over a pedal bass Gb for 16 measures, which then flows into a cadenza consisting of chromatic sixths that lead to the coda.
Nocturne, Op. 9, No. 2 in Eb Major “Andante”. Nocturnes are brief piano works that were inspired by the night. Chopin wrote 21 nocturnes for solo piano between 1827 and 1846, all of which have retained a significant position in piano repertoire. Within this collection Chopin encompasses a wealth of musical material that evokes images, moods, and emotions that span the human condition. The Eb Major Nocturne is perhaps the most enduringly popular of them all. It is in a repeating melodic form and Chopin uses those repeats to elaborate the melodies more each time.
Offertory: One of the more accessible preludes of Chopin’s is Prelude No. 6 in b minor “Lento assai” from Opus 28. In this prelude the left hand cello-like melody dominates the musical material. The harmonic motion is from b minor to G Major to e minor, with a return to the original key of b minor.
Postlude: Chopin’s Prelude #3 in G Major “Vivace” is a prelude very much like an etude, because it combines a continuous light left-hand running accompaniment pattern of 16th notes throughout the piece against a melody that entertains leaps over the span of two octaves . The right hand joins the left hand pattern in octaves for the ending.
Anthem: “I Know that my Redeemer Liveth” #43 from Handel’s “Messiah” This Aria, marked “Larghetto,” opens the third movement of “Messiah,” Handel’s masterpiece and most well-known work. The 260-page libretto of “Messiah” was composed in an astonishingly short 24 days! It was first premiered on April 13, 1742, and Handel was reported to have conducted 30 performances of the oratorio. In fact, Handel’s death came only eight days after his final performance. A statue erected at his burial place at Westminster Abbey shows him holding the manuscript for this morning’s solo. Like the rest of its songs and choruses, the text is entirely based on Scripture, in this case on verses from Job 19:25-26 and I Corinthians 15:20. The music is a dialog between the soprano and the orchestra (orchestral piano reduction score used this morning).
Soprano, Leslie Peterman
Piano, Susanna Burnham
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