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Seventh 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: City of David”. “Life in the City is filled with the pulse of people. In the ancient city of yesterday and in the modern city of today, people are confronted by the stronghold of indifference. We are confronted in the city of David of the now to breakthrough the stronghold, where power is made perfect in weakness. We are called in the city of today to leave our familiar corner and find a place of discomfort to seek the carpenter of this day, to grip the hammer and build the city of God where are all are welcome.”

For the organ prelude, the Wayne C. Vance Organ Scholar Saya Ojiri will play “Interludes No.1,2,3” from Eight Interludes by Eric H. Thiman, Arioso by J.S. Bach, and “Air No.1” from Two Slow Airs by Herbert Howells. The organ postlude will be Prelude to a “Te Deum” by M. A. Charpentier. The Offertory will be Guide Me, O Lord arranged by A. L. Page, C. D. Anderson, played by Janice Andrews, handbells. The hymns are No.271 (There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy), No.266 (Amazing Grace) and No.258 (O World of God). The last piece of the carillon prelude played by guest Carilloneur Luc Rombouts will be Mon Merle by Emilien Allard.  

The Bible readings are 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 (David is anointed king), 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 (My grace is sufficient, my power made perfect in weakness), Mark 6:1-13 (Jesus, rejected in Nazareth, send out the 12 to teach).