We are delighted to share with you the August 9 broadcast featuring inspirational music with special guests, trumpeters Larry Larson and Mary Jay, and organist Peter Nikiforuk, prayers including requests from across the country, readings, a message, and the celebration of Holy Communion.
Larry Larson has been Principal Trumpet of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony since 1993. As a soloist with the KWS, Larry has premiered trumpet concertos of Canadian composers John Estacio and Scott Good, and has also performed in orchestras across Canada. He released his first solo CD, “Divertissement,” of music for Trumpet & Harp with Lori Gemmell in 2010. Larry also enjoys an active studio career in Toronto on motion picture soundtracks and commercials. As leader of “Larry’s Jazz Guys,” he wears a different hat as leader of his own 4-6 piece jazz combo that performs across southern Ontario in various concert halls and clubs.
Mary Jay is a long-time member of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, and has played 24 seasons of musicals at the Stratford Festival. Mary loves the opportunities she gets to perform with her husband, Larry, as soloists and as an extra in the KW Symphony. Away from the trumpet Mary enjoys her weekly horse riding lessons, and her backyard garden is always blooming.
In this time of world-wide crisis, while we cannot yet gather for in-person worship, we can hear the Word of God, share messages, music, reflections, and hold each other in prayer. We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you.
Blessing on your worship!
0:00 BROADCAST INTRO
0:35 OPENING & SHOUTOUTS
3:25 MUSIC Sound the Trumpet (Henry Purcell)
6:23 READING Jonah 2:1-9
8:04 MUSIC My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord from 15 Antiphons (Marcel Dupre)
11:52 READING Psalm 85:8-13
12:49 MUSIC Sinfonia No. 1 (Guiseppe Torelli)
16:35 GOSPEL Matthew 14:22-33
References: Nancy Webb Stroud (In the Belly of the Whale; **N.B. framework & inspiration as noted); Jake Owensby (Looking for God in Messy Places); Descriptionari (Creative Writing Ideas); Lucinda Vardey, ed (God in All Words); Michael Hassell (Jazz Sunday Morning)
35:08 MUSIC Adagio from Organ Sonata No. 1 (Felix Mendelssohn)
42:22 MUSIC Sonata in D minor (Dieterich Buxtehude)
This communion liturgy has been crafted and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and continents. See: Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi)
50:07 MUSIC Jesu, meine Freude (Johannes Krebs)
54:05 BENEDICTION & THANK YOU
54:42 MUSIC & EXTRO Concerto for Two Trumpets, first movement (Antonio Vivaldi)
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