Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
For the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, The Rev. Dr. John Joseph Mastandrea is calling his sermon, “A Great Light: Bend the Knee”. The text opens, “It happened late one afternoon. Known to find trouble, David leaps into the storm. Trouble is also found with Paul in the social commentary on the City of Ephesus and tells the Ephesians that in our storms of trouble we need to bend the knee. Jesus finds trouble and shouts ‘Peace be still’ to the storms of trouble. Let our message be to the storms and trouble of the world ‘Peace be still’.”
For the organ prelude, student organist Bronwyn Evans will play Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne by Dieterich Buxtehude, and Dr. Patricia Wright will play Pastorale by J.S. Bach. The organ postlude will be Trumpet Tune by Frederick Swann. The Offertory will be sung by tenor Charles Davidson. The hymns are No.348 (O Love, How Deep), No.508 (Just as I Am) and No.651 (Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah). The last piece of the carillon prelude played by Roy Lee will be Summer Song by Terry Vaughan.
The Bible readings are 2 Samuel 11:1-15, (David and Bathsheba), Ephesians 23:14-21 (God’s power accomplishes more than we can ask for or imagine), and John 6:1-21 (Jesus feels the multitude and walks on water).