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Third Sunday after Pentecost

Annual Outdoor Service and Blessing of the Animals

For the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, The Rev. Dr. G. Malcolm Sinclair is calling his sermon “Be Careful What You Wish For.” “It is easy to ‘go with the flow’, and carve a safe niche in life as best we can. Look the same! Be the same! Choose the promise of order over the stress of exploration. But there is danger here. Too narrow a focus, too simple a summary of the complexities of life. To choose to play it safe, and not to see, may leave us all in the hands of tyrants.”

For our annual Outdoor Service and Picnic, Fran Harvey will conduct the Metropolitan Silver Band. The prelude will include Ain’t Misbehavin’ arranged by Danny Wilks, Frida’s Whiskers by David Well, Mid All the Traffic by Leonard Ballantine and Mr. Jums by Chris Hazell. During the Blessing of the Pets, the Band will play As the Deer by Martin Nystrom arr. James Wright and Come, Beautiful Christ by Richard Phillips. At the Offertory, the Band will play Be Still arranged by Stephen Tighe. The postlude will be Down by the Riverslide arranged by Alan Fernie and performed by soloists Richard Raum, Ken Allan, and Howard Lee on Trombone. 

The Silver Band will also play during the picnic where you will hear a variety of selections ranging from popular songs like It Don’t Mean a Thing and Mr. Sandman to classics like the Overture to the Marriage of Figaro or show tunes like a medley of Highlights from Wicked. The hymns are No.296 (This is God’s Wondrous World), No.694 (To Us All, to Every Nation), and No.291 (All Things Bright and Beautiful).  

The Bible readings are 1 Samuel 8:4-15 (Appoint a king for Israel), 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 (Our inner nature is renewed day by day), and Mark 3:20-35 (Who gives Jesus his power).