Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
First Nations Sunday
For the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, The Rev. Dr. G. Malcolm Sinclair is calling his sermon “Canada as Parable.” “On ‘First Nations Sunday’ we are mindful of a long and tortured history. Today’s texts offer windows through which parables of Canada can be seen. We who are non-Indigenous must engage the topic of the day. We who are people of faith may be the very ones to do it well. Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau said it well. ‘A society which emphasizes uniformity is one which creates intolerance and hate. What, in Canada, we must continue to cherish is compassion, love and understanding.’ ”
For the organ prelude, Dr. Patricia Wright will play Spring Song by Heather Spry, Prelude on "Lord of the Dance" by John Burge, Morning Has Broken by Timothy Albrecht, and Prelude on "Ecce Jam Noctis" by Healey Willan. The postlude will be Earth Dance by Heather Spry. The Metropolitan Father's Day Choir will sing Lord, Make Me an Instrument by John Rutter, and the Metropolitan Choir will sing Centering by Alice Parker. At the Offertory, baritone John Schneider will sing At the River by Aaron Copland. The hymns will be No.226 (For the Beauty of the Earth to Dix), No.307 (Touch the Earth Lightly), and No.303 (For Beauty of Prairies). Other responses include We Are All One People (More Voices No.141) and Deep in My Heart (More Voices No.154).
The Bible readings are 1 Samuel 15:34-16:6 (David is anointed as king), 2 Corinthians 5:6-17 (Walk by faith, not by sight), Mark 4:26-34 (Parables of the growing seed and the mustard seed). The last piece of the carillon prelude played by Roy Lee will be Laudate Dominum arranged by Sally Slade Warner.
Did you Know? Strawberries and Bannock are a universal dish in the Indigenous Canadian repertoire. Join us after the Sunday service to learn more about the tradition and indulge in these Indigenous delights.