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Fifth Sunday of Lent

For the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, the Rev. Dr. G. Malcolm Sinclair is calling his sermon “Lights, Camera, Action.” “We can put things off for a long time, misreading them, denying them, or just hoping against hope for the best, but at some point comes the time to act, to face the threat, to take the stand. When something is essential, and we are an instrument, hard choices must be made.”

For the prelude, guest organist Michael Oldaker will play the “Largo” from Sonata V in C Major by Johann Sebastian Bach and “Crucifixion” from the Passion Symphony of Marcel Dupré. For the postlude, Dr. Patricia Wright will play My Lord, What a Morning, arranged by Raymond H. Haan. The Offertory music will be One Voice by the Wailin' Jennys sung by Gisele Kulak, Jodie Alcorn, and Chris Taeyoung Kim, Benjamin Stein, guitar. The Metropolitan Choir will sing Miserere (Psalm 51) by Gregorio Allegri and Wondrous Love arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw. The hymns are No. 151 (Lift High the Cross), No. 561 (Take Up Your Cross), and No. 584 (Through the Heart of Every City). The last piece in the carillon prelude played by Roy Lee will be Prelude Solennel by W. Lawrence Curry.

The Bible readings are Jeremiah 31:31-34 (a new covenant), Hebrews 5:5-10 (Jesus the great high priest), and John 12:20-33 (some Greeks wish to see Jesus).

Do you know? A GREAT LIGHT! The final lecture in the discussion series is on Friday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chancel with The Rev. Dr. Malcolm Sinclair, Minister of the Congregation, Metropolitan United Church. The lecture is called “Light Thoughts in Our Time of Life.” Using the poetry of William Wordsworth, he will explore The Light Within, The Light Around, and The Power of Light and Shadow. Then, a postscript on Jesus, the Church, and the Times.