Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
For the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, The Rev. Dr. Nancy Hardy is calling her sermon “High Calling.” “Luke's gospel tells the story of Jesus' call to the fishers of Galilee. Their story is about risk taking and faithfulness. It also speaks to us and our opportunities to answer a call to do something significant. Saying yes can be frightening, but when we say yes, we open ourselves to possibilities of new life.”
For the organ prelude, the Wayne C. Vance Organ Scholar Michael Oldaker will play Toccata in C Major by J. S. Bach and Pastorale by Alexandre Guilmant. The organ postlude played by Junior Organ Scholar Timothy Wisnicki will be “Allegro Maestoso e Vivace” from Sonata II by Felix Mendelssohn. The Metropolitan Choir will sing Hymn of the Cherubim by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Just as I Am by Bob Chilcott. At the Offertory, baritone John Schneider will sing a tradition gospel hymn Just a Closer Walk with Thee, accompanied by Benjamin Stein. The hymns will be No.562 (Jesus Calls Us), No.567 (Will You Come and Follow Me), and No.509 (I, the Lord of Sea and Sky). The final piece in the carillon prelude played by Roy Lee will be Pescador de Hombres by Cesáreo Gabaráin, arranged by Carol Anne Taylor.
The Bible readings are Isaiah 6:1-8 (the call of Isaiah), 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 (the resurrection of Christ), and Luke 5:1-11 (Jesus calls the first disciples).