St. John’s Church - Savannah, GA
May 3, 2020 Morning Prayer & Sermon (Easter 3)

May 3, 2020 Morning Prayer & Sermon (Easter 3)

May 22, 2020

This is a recording of the service offered at St. John's Church in Savannah on Sunday, May 3, 2020.  Due to public health conditions, no public attendance was possible. The service was broadcast live via the church's Facebook page and also posted to Youtube.  For service details, essays, and announcements, please see our Parish Paper for this day. 

April 26, 2020  Ante-Communion (Easter 2)

April 26, 2020 Ante-Communion (Easter 2)

May 22, 2020

This is a recording of the service offered at St. John's Church in Savannah on Sunday, April 26. 2020, the Second Sunday after Easter.  Due to public health conditions, no attendance was possible for members; the service was broadcast live on the church's Facebook page and posted to Youtube. For service details, essays, and announcements, please see our Parish Paper for this day.  

April 19, 2020 Morning Prayer & Sermon (First Sunday after Easter)

April 19, 2020 Morning Prayer & Sermon (First Sunday after Easter)

May 22, 2020

This is a recording of the service offered at St. John's Church in Savannah on Sunday, April 19, 2020, the first Sunday after Easter.  Due to public health conditions, the service was broadcast live by video and archived for viewing at the church's public Facebook site (no login necessary).  For service details, essays, and announcements, please see our Parish Paper for this day. 

April 19, 2020 Morning Prayer & Sermon (First Sunday after Easter)

April 19, 2020 Morning Prayer & Sermon (First Sunday after Easter)

May 22, 2020

This is a recording of the service offered at St. John's Church in Savannah on Sunday, April 19, 2020, the first Sunday after Easter.  Due to public health conditions, the service was broadcast live by video and archived for viewing at the church's public Facebook site (no login necessary). 

April 19, 2020 Morning Prayer & Sermon (First Sunday after Easter)

April 19, 2020 Morning Prayer & Sermon (First Sunday after Easter)

May 22, 2020

This is a recording of the service offered at St. John's Church in Savannah on Sunday, April 19, 2020, the first Sunday after Easter.  Due to health conditions, public attendance was not possible; the service was broadcast live and archived for viewing by video on the church's public Facebook page (no login necessary).  

April 19, 2020 Morning Prayer & Sermon (First Sunday after Easter)

April 19, 2020 Morning Prayer & Sermon (First Sunday after Easter)

May 22, 2020

This is a recording of the service offered at St. John's Church in Savannah on Sunday, April 19, 2020, the First Sunday after Easter.  Due to health conditions, public attendance was not possible. The service was broadcast live and archived for viewing at the church's Facebook site. 

April 12, 2020 Ante-Communion (Easter Sunday)

April 12, 2020 Ante-Communion (Easter Sunday)

April 15, 2020

This is a recording of the service offered at St. John's Church in Savannah on April 12, 2020, Easter Sunday. Due to conditions of public health, no congregation was in attendance, but the service was rather broadcast via livestream on the church's Facebook page. For essays and announcements, please see the Parish Paper for this day.  The Service at Home Booklet is provided for those who wish to follow along remotely. An organ voluntary precedes the service. 

April 5, 2020  Ante-Communion with Reading of the Passion (Lent 6; Palm Sunday)

April 5, 2020 Ante-Communion with Reading of the Passion (Lent 6; Palm Sunday)

April 15, 2020

This is a recording of the service offered at St. John's Church in Savannah on Sunday, April 5th, 2020, at 11am, the Sunday Next Before Easter, called Palm Sunday.  Due to conditions of public health, no congregation was in attendance, but the service was broadcast by livestream video on the church's Facebook page.  For essay and announcements, please see the abbreviated Parish Paper for this day; those wishing to follow along as they listen may view or download the Service at Home Booklet.  The text of Fr. Dunbar's sermon may be viewed or printed here.

An organ prelude precedes the service: more musical details are located in the Service at Home Booklet, above. 

March 29, 2020  Morning Prayer & Sermon, 11am  (Lent 5; Passion Sunday)

March 29, 2020 Morning Prayer & Sermon, 11am (Lent 5; Passion Sunday)

March 30, 2020

This is a recording of the service offered at St. John's Church in Savannah on Sunday, March 29, 2020, at 11am. Because no public gathering was possible, the service was broadcast live via our Facebook site.  The ministers and staff in attendance maintained appropriate spacing for reasons of health and safety.  The service begins and concludes with organ voluntaries from our organist & choirmaster, Steven Branyon (see his note on the musical choices below).  You may view, print, and/or follow along with the Service at Home Booklet here;  for essays, Sunday School instructions, and parish announcements, please see our Parish Paper for this day.  To read, download, or print Fr. Dunbar's sermon given today, click here .

A note from our Choirmaster and Organist, Steven Branyon:

On Sunday, March 29, we will use the small two-rank organ in St. Mary’s Chapel for the livestream service. Our music for this Passion Sunday is a sampling of chorales – dignified, simple hymn-tunes that have been set and harmonized many times over the centuries. I must admit that I am sometimes amazed – but pleased – that present-day worshippers are drawn to these German chorales: most hymnals contain a small percentage of these tunes overall. Perhaps it is that master composers such as Bach, his predecessors and his contemporaries, had such creative abilities, and were able to treat these chorale melodies in such a variety of imaginative ways, using familiar forms, but developing and exploiting them to the fullest. For the opening voluntaries, I will offer three settings of two chorales (found in the volume Eighty Chorale Preludes – German Masters of the 17th and 18th Centuries):

Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein – Johann Pachelbel
(Ah God, look down from heaven and still have mercy on us.)
Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir – Samuel Scheidt & Friedrich Wilhelm Zachau
(A paraphrase of Psalm 130 – “Out of the Depths have I called to you, O Lord”)

The offering for the closing voluntary, a tune you may recognize, is:
Herzlich tut mich verlangen –(My heart is filled with longing) -- Johann Gottfried Walther

Most hymnals now use this last tune to accompany the text: “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”.
– Steven Branyon

 

March 22, 2020  Morning Prayer & Sermon, Service at Home (Lent 4; Refreshment Sunday; Midlent Sunday)

March 22, 2020 Morning Prayer & Sermon, Service at Home (Lent 4; Refreshment Sunday; Midlent Sunday)

March 23, 2020

This is a recording of the service offered at St. John's Church in Savannah on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Due to the social distancing measures required by health conditions, no members of the congregation were permitted to attend.  Instead, the service was filmed and broadcast as a live video via social media (Facebook).  The musical prelude (Ron Nelson: CAUSE US O LORD) was recorded by our director, assistant organist, and a few members of the choir in spaced formation on the Wednesday prior as an offering for the coming Sunday service. To view the service booklet guide for this service, please click here.  For service details, essays, and parish announcements, please see our Parish Paper for this day.  A printable text transcript of Fr. Dunbar's sermon this morning may be found and downloaded here.  

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