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Fourth Sunday after Epiphany  

For the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, The Rev. Dr. Paul Scott Wilson is calling his sermon “God’s Word: A Power and Presence in Our Lives.”  Dr. Wilson is Professor of Homiletics at Emmanuel College in the University of Toronto and the Toronto School of Theology. He is ordained in the United Church of Canada and has served several churches. A past president of the Academy of Homiletics, he is the author of many books on preaching, including two that won best book of the year awards.   For the organ prelude, Junior Organ Scholar Timothy Wisnicki will play Toccata in E by J. S. Bach and Prelude on “Brother James’ Air” by Harold Darke. The organ postlude played by the Wayne C. Vance Organ Scholar Michael Oldaker will be Prelude, Fugue, and Chaconne by Dieterich Buxtehude. The Metropolitan Choir will sing “Love is Little” from Shaker Songs by Kevin Siegfried and Take My Life, and Let it Be by Ruth Watson Henderson. At the Offertory, pianist Chris Taegoung Kim will play Songs Without Words, op. 30, No.1 in E-flat Major by Felix Mendelssohn. The hymns will be No.220 (Praise to the Lord), No.589 (Lord Speak to Me), and No.655 (All My Hope on God is Founded).  The final piece in the carillon prelude played by Roy Lee will be Lobe Den Herren (“Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”), setting by Roy Lee.  

The Bible readings are Psalm 71:1-6 (prayer for lifelong protection and help), 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 (the gift of love), and Luke 4:21-30 (the rejection of Jesus at Nazareth).  

Did you know? Dr. Patricia Wright is off on a well-earned two-week holiday, but she has bought new organ shoes and will be back soon, rested, and ready to take hold again as we work our way through this transitional period.