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St. John's Episcopal Church is a charming growing small church in the north end of New Rochelle, NY . St. John's is located at 11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle, NY 10804, at the intersection of Wilmot Road, Mill Road and North Avenue, a rising town in Westchester County, north of New York City. The church is headed since 1994 by (The Rev. Dr.) Rayner W. Hesse, Jr. Pastor, affectionately called "Rusty." He delivers "dialogue" sermons as part of service that is once each Sunday at 9:30am until 11am. The compelling services also feature an eclectic mix of songs and hymns, sung by the choir and led by the musical director, Eric Jennings. Click here to go to the main page listing all videotaped services for St. John's Episcopal Church.
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The Videoclips listed on this page show a service in the church given by (The Rev. Dr.) Rayner W. Hesse, Jr. Pastor, affectionately called Rusty, as videotaped by Frank Sisco. See the storyboard below for the Videoclips. For more information, contact Frank Sisco at email@example.com or by phone at 914.740.4422, or Dr. Hesse via the church at 914.636.0047 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The parish website is at The parish website is at http://stjohnsnr.dioceseny.org
Service on 9/30/07 led by Dr. Hesse
Storyboard of Videoclips # 1 through # 7.
(Click on the play arrow to play each video. You can use the pause and play buttons to operate videos out of the numbered order.)
Videoclip # 1
Videoclip # 2
FROM THE BEGINNING:(Videoclip#1): covers (a) the time before the service, including (a) the short drive to church and Frank Sisco's comment about the prior evening's cabaret concert (see www.videovoom.com and www.wilmotvideos.com for videoclips b) views of the church including the outside sign: "Money never made anyone rich."
(Videoclip #2): starts with entering the church with the service already underway, missing The Introit, which was ""The opposite of poverty is not property. Rather, the opposite of both is community." (by Jurgen Moltmann). Then the service continues with At the Opening - Hymn 409, then the Opening Acclamation, the Collect for Purity, Song of Praise - "God of Love, God of Peace," (lyrics and music by R.W, Hesse, Jr.), a Collect of Silence, Meditation, A Reading from the Book of the Amos (6:1-7) (by John Finegan, a Reflection called "The Stolen God - Lazarus to Dives" by E. Nesbit, and a Reading from the First Letter to Timothy (6:11-19) (by Kathy Green), Hymn "God, Your Gift of Peace is Precious" by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette.
Videoclip # 3
Videoclip # 4
(Videoclip #3): covers (A) the Gospel according to Luke 16:19-31) in which Abraham converses with rich man who has died and now is in Hades ("I'm in agony in this fire.") while Lazarus, a poor man, was "taken up by the angels to the lap of Abraham." and (B) Homily - a dialogue with the Congregation, including a spirited discussion by several members of (1) whether richness is in terms of money or in terms of virtues (2) whether the members of a community are responsible for the disadvantaged and (3) the importance of community (C) the Creed, (D) The Prayers of the People (led by Dr. Hesse) (E) The Confession of Sin (F) The Absolution (G) Offertory Sentence and Response ((H) The Great Thanksgiving including singing "GOD of mercy and GOD of love" (g) Lord's Prayer (an alternative interpretation
(Videoclip #4): covers (A) the exchange of peace among members (B) the Announcements including (1) the blessings of the animals next Sunday (2) a discussion of the cabaret concert on the prior evening, and the upcoming Fall classes for the Music School (3) Dickens Christmas will be done December 16th, 2007 (4) choir rehearsals begin this coming Wednesday at 7pm (5) that last week's service on 9/23/07 is now on the internet and the videoclips of the 9/29/07 cabaret concert will be on the internet by 10/6/07 (which was done).
Videoclip # 5
Videoclip # 6
(Videoclip #5): At the Communion - the congregation singing "Spirit I Have Heard You Calling."
(Videoclip#6): - (A) The Breaking of the Bread and (B) The Invitation for Communion (C) The Bread and the Cup are given to the communicants with these words: "Receive what you are, the body of Christ. Share now with Christ the cup of community." (Eric Jennings playing piano in background). (D) The Post Communion Prayer (in unison) (E) A Four-Fold Franciscan Blessing (adapted) (G) At the Closing - "Christ's Peace" by M. D. Ridge and (k) The Dismissal. (H) Dr. Hesse greeting people as they leave church (outside) and conversations.
Videoclip # 7
(Videoclip #7): covers (A) people talking with each other inside St. Francis Cottage, next to the church (B) views outside the church and (C) short drive home. THE END
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