SPECIAL SERVICES & EVENTS
Sunday, October 27, is Homecoming Sunday! Invite all your relatives and friends in the area who have been a part of St. John’s in the past — or whom you would like to see become a part of St. John’s in the future — to a family reunion of a different sort: your church family! Homecoming Sunday serves at the kickoff of our Stewardship 2010 Campaign. Please join with us and receive your stewardship pledge card.
A Candlelight Concert of Remembrance will be held on Sunday, November 3, at 4:00 p.m. celebrating the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The concert features among other selections For the Fallen, by Douglas Guest, Requiem by Gabriel Faure, and Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice, by Gerald Finzi. Performers include the Professional Choristers of The Choir School of Newport County, the St. John’s Adult Choir, the Newport Navy Choristers, members of Trinity Choir, Trinity Church, Newport, and guests. General admission is $15, $10 for seniors/students. Tickets:https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4424480 and at the door. Reception following.
Feast of Dedication Evensong & Benediction: On Sunday, November 17, at 4:00 p.m., Bishop Nicholas Knisely will preside at Choral Evensong & Benediction for the Feast of Dedication as St. John’s celebrates the 125th anniversary of the consecration the Zabriskie Memorial Church building. This special service will feature the Professional Choristers of The Choir School of Newport County, the St. John’s Adult Choir, and singers from our sister parish of Saint Stephen’s, Providence. Music selections will include those by Edward Elgar, Gerre Hancock and Herbert Howells. Elgar’s “Behold, a great priest” for the entrance of a Bishop, and his extended festival anthem setting of Psalm 48, frame a service similar to the one you are hearing tonight. In Great is the Lord, Elgar presents an enduring vision of God, and the thwarting of earthly kings, “that we may tell it to the generation following.” Reception following.