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Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

For the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, The Rev. Dr. G. Malcolm Sinclair is calling his sermon “The Breakfast of Champions.” “Hunger is the universal experience. What we eat is the reality of our days. Beyond the advertising and the social pressures in the culture comes responsibility to choose and discipline to stay the course. Some meals are definitely better for us than others.  

For the organ prelude, Dr. Patricia Wright will play Toccata and Fugue in F Major by Dieterich Buxtehude, Adagio in C Minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and “Air” from Water Music by George Frideric Handel. The organ postlude will be “Hornpipe” from Water Music. The offertory sung by soprano Gisele Kulak will be The Bird’s Song by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The hymns are No.332 (The Church’s One Foundation), No.478 (You Satisfy the Hungry Heart), and No.418 (Go Forth for God). The last piece in the carillon prelude played by Roy Lee will be Psalm 103, setting for recorder by Jacob van Eyck (d. 1657), arranged by Arie Abbenes.  

The Bible readings are 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14 (David’s death; Solomon’s Prayer), Ephesians 5:15-20 (With thanksgiving, sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs), and John 6:51-58 (Whoever eats my bread has eternal life?).