Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
For the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, our guest preacher The Rev. Linda Levin is calling her sermon “Hush, Child, God Ain’t Dead.” Rev. Levin is from South Africa, of Jewish heritage. She taught Latin and remedial English in South Africa and London (England), and then studied for ministry at Emmanuel College in Toronto. Ordained in 1979, she served for two years in northern Ontario and 29 years at Runnymede United, Toronto. She retired in June, 2011 to form a fundraising group in support of Kenyan women in the slum of Kibera who, out of the love of their hearts, care for AIDS-orphaned children. See www.villageoflovecanada.org.
For the organ prelude, Dr. Patricia Wright will play Praeludium in D Major by Dieterich Buxtehude, Variations sur un Thème de Clément Jannequin and Le Jardin Suspendu by Jehan Alain. The postlude will be Litanies by Alain. The Metropolitan Choir will sing “Antioch” from Glory! Five Shape Note Hymns arranged by Carol Matthews, and The Eyes of All by Jean Berger. At the Offertory, tenor Charles Davidson will sing Living in the Moment by Jason Mraz with Benjamin Stein on piano. The hymns will be No.228 (Sing Praises to God), No.896 (Blest Are They), and No.448 (We Know That Christ is Raised). The final piece in the carillon prelude played by Roy Lee will be Paraphrase on a Siciliana of Pasquale Ricci by Ronald Barne.
The Bible readings are Micah 6:6-8 (God challenges Israel), 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 (Christ the power and wisdom of God), and Matthew 5:1-11 (The Beatitudes).