Fourth Sunday of Lent

For the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, the Rev. Dr. G. Malcolm Sinclair is calling his sermon “Lent as Snakebite and Antidote.” “Sometimes life’s choices are so complex, and its themes so deep that only stories and symbols can lead us through the maze. Snakebite and its relief strike a deep chord in us, a good launch pad for pondering and for preaching.”

For the prelude Michael Oldaker will play the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (“Dorian”) by Johann Sebastian Bach. The postlude, played by Dr. Patricia Wright, will be the Adagio for Organ and Strings by Albinoni, arranged by S. Drummond Wolff. The Metropolitan Choir will sing Sicut Cervus (As the hart desires the waterbrooks) by G. P. Da Palestrina and “God So Loved the World” from The Crucifixion by John Stainer. At the Offertory, the Metropolitan Handbell Choir will play Abide with Me arranged by William E. Moats. The hymns are No. 108 (Throughout These Lenten Days and Nights), No. 658 (O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go), and No.271 (There's a Wideness in God's Mercy). The last piece in the carillon prelude played by Roy Lee will be hymn tune Aberystwyth, carillon setting by Roy Hamlin Johnson.

The Bible readings are Numbers 21:4-9 (the bronze serpent), Ephesians 2:1-10 (from death to life), and John 3:14-21 (Nicodemus visits Jesus).

Do you know? The A Great Light: Discussion Series continues on Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. with Dr. Stephen Hwang, M.D., Director, Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael’s Hospital. All are welcome! The presentation will be followed by light refreshments and discussion.

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