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First Sunday of Lent

For the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, the Rev. Dr. G. Malcolm Sinclair is calling his sermon “The Language of Lent.”

“Out of our deep terror of drowning in an unstoppable sea, comes news of an ark, a rescue, and a place to stand. The season of Lent/Easter is the language of rescue and restoration. We need that in these days of flood and judgement.”

For the prelude Dr. Patricia Wright will play O Lamm Gottes (O Lamb of God) and Christ Unser Herr (Christ our Lord to Jordan Came) by Johann Sebastian Bach and Prelude on “Beach Spring” by Wilbur Held. For the postlude, she will play the Fugue in G Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach. The Metropolitan Choir will sing I Saw the Spirit by Carmine Lappano and “Agnus Dei” from the Mass for Four Voices by William Byrd. At the Offertory, pianist Chris Taeyoung Kim will play “In Paradisum” from the Requiem by Gabriel Fauré, arranged for piano by Emile Naoumoff. The last piece in the carillon prelude played by Roy Lee will be Roy Hamlin Johnson’s setting of the hymn tune Heinlein.

The Bible readings are Genesis 9:8-17 (the covenant with Noah), 1 Peter 3:18-24 (suffering for doing right), and Mark 1:9-15 (the baptism and temptation of Jesus, and the beginning of the Galilean ministry).