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Third Sunday of Lent

For the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, the Rev. Dr. G. Malcolm Sinclair is calling his sermon “Lent as List-Making and House Cleaning.” “Lent is like the pattern of our life paralleled in story and liturgy. How do we prepare and pack for every eventuality? Tradition says keep it simple, travel light, and carry your essentials close to your heart. The one who loses luggage for the sake of the journey will find it!”

For the prelude Dr. Patricia Wright will play Variations on "O God, Thou Faithful God" by J. S. Bach and Méditation by Maurice Duruflé, and for the postlude, the final Variation on "O God, Thou Faithful God" by J. S. Bach. The Metropolitan Choir will sing Discipline by Benjamin Stein and I Sought the Lord by Hubert Bird. At the Offertory, soprano Jodie Alcorn will sing the “Pie Jesu” from the Requiem by Gabriel Fauré. The hymns are No. 111 (As the Sun with Longer Journey), No. 364 (Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive), and No. 681 (Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life). The last piece in the carillon prelude played by Roy Lee will be Lake Music by Terry Vaughan.

The Bible readings are Exodus 20:1-17 (the Ten Commandments), 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 (Christ the power and wisdom of God), and John 2:13-22 (Jesus cleanses the temple).

Did you know? Dr. Phyllis D. Airhart, Interim Principal and Professor of History of Christianity at Emmanuel College will present the second lecture in A Great Light—our anniversary series—on Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. The presentation will be followed by light refreshments and discussion.