Reign of Christ
For the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, The Rev. Dr. David McKane is calling his sermon “Called to Preach: Je me souviens!” “—a celebration of Dr. Malcolm Sinclair's ministry, the ministry of Metropolitan, the congregation's transition, and the solid foundation on which to build a future. As we respond to God's call the Word becomes flesh and dwells among us and within us.”
For this Reign of Christ Sunday and the celebration of the Rev. Dr. G. Malcolm Sinclair's 30th anniversary at Metropolitan, the organ prelude by Dr. Patricia Wright will be the Prelude in E-flat Major and Chorale trio on "All Glory Be to God on High" by J. S. Bach. The organ postlude will be the Fugue in E-flat Major ("St. Anne") by Bach. The Metropolitan Choir will sing “How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place” from the Requiem by Johannes Brahms (sung by the Metropolitan Choir on this Sunday in 1918 to celebrate 100 years of Methodism) and Grace to You with text by Patricia Orr and music by William Wright, originally composed for Dr. Sinclair's 25th anniversary. At the Offertory, soprano Gisele Kulak will sing Sing Unto the Lord by G. F. Handel. The hymns are No.512 (Lord, You Give the Great Commission), No.567 (Will You Come and Follow Me), and No.504 (How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord). The final piece in the carillon prelude played by Roy Lee will be Prelude on "The King's Majesty" by Milford Myhre.
The Bible readings Jeremiah 1:4-9 (Jeremiah’s call and commission), Psalm 84 (the joy of worship in the temple), and Mark 1:16-20 (Jesus calls the first disciples).
Do you know that this Sunday marks Dr. Malcolm Sinclair’s 30th anniversary of his ministry at Metropolitan? Join us for the celebration.