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Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Pride Sunday

For the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, The Rev. Dr. G. Malcolm Sinclair is calling his sermon, “Why the Money Is on Goliath.” “Religion is cultural, but faith is often countercultural. The money is mostly on the sure thing, the prevailing opinion, the rhetoric of the powerful. But there is another theme running. ‘Watch out for the little guy. Keep your eye on the one armed with passion, who keeps the dogs of fear at bay.’ The money may be slow to move, but the spirit is not.”

The prelude played by Dr. Patricia Wright includes Three Short Hymn Settings by Gerald Bales, Prelude in the Lydian Mode by Barrie Cabena, and “Adagio” from Symphony No. 5 by Charles-Marie Widor. The organ postlude is “Toccata” from Symphony No. 5 by Charles-Marie Widor.  The Metropolitan Choir will sing “Nearer, My God, to Thee” from Five Hymns in Popular Style by John Gardner and Let Nothing Ever Grieve Thee by Johannes Brahms.  The Offertory solo is O Lord! I Turn to Thee by G. F. Handel sung by Valeria Kondrashov, mezzo-soprano.  The hymns are No.264 (Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise), No.637 (Jesus, Saviour, Pilot Me) and No.707 (For the Faithful Who Have Answered). The last piece of the carillon prelude played by Roy Lee will be Tree Sparrow’s Sun Salutation by Linda Dzuris.

The Bible readings are 1 Samuel 17: 1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49 (David and Goliath), 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 (Now is the acceptable time, the day of salvation), Mark 4:35-41 (Jesus stills a storm).