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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
5:30 pm High Altar

Jackson Kemper

First Missionary Bishop in the United States
d. 1870

In an article about the awarding of an honorary doctorate to John Scott, the Rector wrote about one of Jackson Kemper's lasting contributions to the Episcopal Church in his December 2007 Chronicle.


Lord God, in whose providence Jackson Kemper was chosen first missionary bishop in this land, that by his arduous labor and travel congregations might be established in scattered settlements of the West: Grant that the Church may always be faithful to its mission, and have the vision, courage, and perseverance to make known to all people the Good News of Jesus Christ; who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Gentlemen of the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Officiant: Fr Spurlock

Sung by: The Gentlemen of the Choir

Prelude: Méditation, Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

Introit: Viri Galilaei, William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)

Responses: Stephen Cleobury (b. 1948)

Psalm: 68:1-20 (From the Prayerbook, Page 419) Plainsong (Tone VIII1)

Service: in G, Herbert Sumsion (1899-1995)

Lesson: 2 Kings 2:1-15

Hymn: 215
See the Conqueror mounts in triumph

Lesson 2: Matthew 28:16-20

Anthem: The Lord is king, William Boyce (1711-1779)

Hymn: 222
Rejoice the Lord of life ascends

Voluntary: Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV 655, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

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