Third Sunday of Easter
For the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, the Rev. Dr. G. Malcolm Sinclair is calling his sermon “If the Trumpet Gives an Uncertain Sound.” “Texts following Easter Day present the church trying to imagine the implications and to figure out a best response to that day. Churches are so locked into their various traditions now that the trumpet sounds we make can create a confusing cacophony. What are the Easter implications, and how do we play them with a clear, clean sound?”
For the prelude, Dr. Patricia Wright will play the Prelude and Fugue in G Major by J. S. Bach, Prelude on "Rhosymedre" by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Prelude by Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens. The postlude will be Fanfare by Lemmens. The sopranos and altos of the Metropolitan Choir will sing Rise Up, My Love by Eleanor Daley for the Introit, and the whole Metropolitan Choir will sing Antioch from “Glory! Shape Note Hymns” by Carol Matthews, and My Master from a Garden Rose by Eleanor Daley. The hymns are No.158 (Christ Is Alive), No.373 (As Comes the Breath of Spring), and No.193 (We Meet You, O Christ) sung to the tune Laudate Dominum. The last piece in the carillon prelude played by Roy Lee will be Music for an Early Spring Morning by Koen Cosaert.
The Bible readings are Acts 3:12-19 (Peter speaks in Solomon’s Portico), 1 John 3:1-7 (children of God), and Luke 24: 36b-48 (Jesus appears to his disciples).