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THIS SUNDAY - MARCH 26 - At our 10:00 a.m. worship service our very own choir, accompanied by a string quartet, will perform Cantata Number 144 - Johann Sebastian Bach. This is a fairly short cantata with libretto reflecting upon the gospel for the day about the laborers in the vineyard. Thus the theme is one of "take what is yours and don't complain about what is given to others".
Bach wrote the cantata in his first year in Leipzig for Septuagesimae. The prescribed readings for the Sunday were taken from the First Epistle to the Corinthians, "race for victory" (1 Corinthians 9:24–10:5), and from the Gospel of Matthew, the parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1–16). The unknown poet derives from the gospel only the thought to be content with one's lot and submit to God's will, "Genügsamkeit" (contentedness) being a key word. The opening chorus is based on verse 14 of the gospel. Movement 3 is the first stanza of Samuel Rodigast's hymn "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan". The closing chorale is the first stanza of Albert, Duke of Prussia's Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit (1547). Bach first performed the cantata on 6 February 1724.
Followed at 3:00 p.m. with "A Lenten Journey" presented by the Catholic Choral Society. A Free Will Offering will be taken during this performance.
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