St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church presents special music the first Sunday of each month. This Sunday, Louis Vierne’s Messe Solennelle (Solemn Mass) will be presented as part of the liturgy at the 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services.

Organ, brass quartet and choirs combine to provide a stunning setting of this mass by French master Louis Vierne, for almost 40 years the organist of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Woosug Kang directs the combined forces of St. Philip’s Adult Choirs, with Jeffrey Campbell at the organ and members of the Arizona Brass Quintet.

The service concludes with the Tu es Petrus of Vierne’s teacher and mentor, Charles-Marie Widor.

The opening voluntary for the service will be the first movement of Widor’s Symphony No. 6, performed by Kang on organ, so attendees should plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before the service start time.

At 11:15 a.m., incense will be used during the service.

The public is invited. The services are free, but donations are accepted. Also, on First Sundays St. Philip’s has a food drive to replenish its pantry to help people in need. Donations of nonperishable food in unbreakable containers are accepted.

Also on First Sundays, St. Philip’s Prison Ministry accepts donations of new or used paperback books, on any subject, which are donated to Reading Between the Bars to be distributed to prisoners in Arizona.

St. Philip’s is at 4440 N. Campbell Ave. at East River Road. Parking is available in the north parking lot or under the solar covered parking structure on the east side. The office phone is 299-6421.

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