200th Anniversary Sunday
For the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, The Rev. Dr. G. Malcolm Sinclair is calling his sermon “On this mountain.” “The Metropolitan Church has always been a work of wonder. Today’s texts offer a variety of views of the special and sacred nature of our church. We see things here, we dream big and dare much. We even come to life here, again and again. A miracle indeed.”
For the prelude, the Metropolitan Silver Band will play Portrait of a City: 1. “Skyline,” 2. “In Autumn,” 3. “Downtown” by Philip Sparke, and Lightwalk by Barry Gott. At the Offertory the Band will play Cantate Domino by Giuseppe Pitoni, arranged for band by Matt Kingston. The band’s postlude will be Chariots arranged by William Gordon. The Metropolitan Choir, Choristers, and Sparklers will sing This Little Light of Mine by Joel Raney, and the choir will sing A Great Light by Stephanie Martin, commissioned by Metropolitan for our 200th anniversary. The hymns will be No.705 (For All the Saints); a new hymn setting for choir, band, and organ commissioned by the Silver Band for our 200th Anniversary entitled Let This People Praise; and Now Raise the Horizon (to the tune The Ash Grove) written by Malcolm Sinclair for this Anniversary Sunday. The final piece in the carillon prelude played by Roy Lee will be Carillon Impromptu for Metropolitan’s 200th, by Gordon Slater
The Bible readings are Isaiah 25:6-9 (the banquet on the mountain), Revelation 21:1-6a (the new heaven and the new earth), and John 11:32-44 (Jesus raises Lazarus).