Second Sunday after Pentecost
Sacraments of Baptism and Communion
For the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, The Rev. Dr. G. Malcolm Sinclair is calling his sermon “An Agenda for Vatican Three.” “The church is a response to something. Indeed, our whole outlook, and ways of seeing the world are responses to something. No one knows fully what the ‘something’ is, only that it is real, and we are involved in its flow. It is too easy to defend the responses as if they were the ‘something’. The great sensed Source is always moving. Responses harden and get left behind. What would faith response look like that sought to honour the sense of the ‘something’, rather than guarding the responses that it has generated?”
For the organ prelude, the Wayne C. Vance Organ Scholar Saya Ojiri will play Offertoire sur les Grand Jeux, Tierce en Taille, and Récit de Chromorne by François Couperin, and for the postlude she will play Fantaisie by Jean Langlais. The Metropolitan Choir will sing Freedom Trilogy accompanied by our Great Heart ensemble. At the Offertory, Great Heart will present Ring Them Bells by Bob Dylan. The hymns are #509 (Here I Am), #623 (Dear Weaver of Our Lives' Design) and #580 (Faith of Our Fathers). The last piece of the carillon prelude played by guest Carilloneur Scott Allan Orr will be “Prelude” from Partita for Lute in C Minor (BWV 997), by J.S. Bach and arranged by F. Deleu.
The Bible readings are 1 Samuel 3:1-20 (God calls to the boy Samuel), 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 (A treasure in clay jars), Mark 2:23-3:6 (Gathering and Healing the Sabbath).