To commemorate the 175 th anniversary of St. John’s, Mary Lou McMaster and Jay Lozier have commissioned an anthem for choir, organ, and handbells by Birmingham composer K. Lee Scott. Mr. Scott is widely considered one of America’s top composers of church music. His hymns appear in eight hymnals, and he has published more than three hundred compositions. The St. John’s Choir and Ringers will premiere his anthem “And Christ Shall Be Our Peace” on Sunday December 9th at the 10:00 service . The lovely Advent text is based on Micah 5:2 and themes from Psalm 80:1-7.16-18.