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Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

For the 11:00 a.m. Sunday service, The Rev. Dr. David McKane is calling his sermon “Are We There Yet?” “We live between agonizing worry that we will fail the test of life, that we will be found out and found wanting, and the uplifting sense that our predicament has been seen and heard. Life is mostly a matter of wait-and-see, but even submerged in our entrapment, we carry a sense that we are remembered, and that One who cares is even now rushing to our rescue.”  

For the organ prelude, the Wayne C. Vance organ scholar Saya Ojiri will play All Glory Be to Thee by Johann Pachelbel, Dearest Jesus, We Are Here (BWV 730, 731) by J.S. Bach, and Antiphon by Marcel Dupré. The organ postlude will be Gloria by Marcel Dupré. The offertory will be Sing Ye A Joyful Song sung by mezzo-soprano Chirs Taeyoung Kim. The hymns are No.325 (Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation), No.578 (As A Fire Is Meant For Burning), and No.194 (Filled With The Spirit’s Power). The last piece in the carillon prelude played by guest carillonneur Steven Karp will be Sonata in B Minor, K. 87 by Domenico Scarlatti and arranged by Ronald Barnes.  

The Bible readings are 2 Samuel 11:26-12:7a (Nathan’s story than condemns David), Psalm 51:1-12 (Create in me a new heart, O God), and John 17:20-24 (Jesus prays for all believers).