Peace and Social Justice Sunday

For the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, guest pastor The Rev. Chris Harper is calling his sermon “God's Gift of Relationship through Nature.” Reverend Harper is the Indigenous Native Priest of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto and Anglican Priest of Toronto Urban Native Ministry.

For the prelude, Dr. Patricia Wright will play “Allegro Moderato e Serioso” and “Adagio” from Sonata 1 in F Minor by Felix Mendelssohn, and the Aria in F Major by François Couperin, arranged by Johann Sebastian Bach. The postlude will be “Allegro Assai Vivace” from Sonata 1 by Mendelssohn. The Metropolitan Choristers and Choir will sing Look at the World by John Rutter, and the Metropolitan Choir will sing Words of Chief Seattle by Amy Stephen. At the Offertory, the Metropolitan Handbell Choir will play Bwana Awabariki by Susan T. Nelson.

There will be no carillon prelude this week, as Carillonneur Roy Lee is in Ottawa this weekend for the Percival Price Symposium, the annual Canadian gathering for carillonneurs. As the featured guest artist this year, Roy will perform a recital on the Peace Tower Carillon and deliver a lecture focusing on the origins of Metropolitan’s and the University of Toronto’s carillons Saturday, and is giving master-classes to carillon students on Sunday morning. He returns next Sunday.   

The Bible readings are Psalm 19:1-7 (God’s glory in creation), Romans 8:26-39 (future glory), and Matthew 25:31-40 (the judgment of the Gentiles).

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