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Metropolitan United - Sunday, October 14, 2018

Peace and Justice Sunday, October 14, 2018

This Sunday, our guest Edna Manitowabi, Anishnaabekwe, will speak about “The Work of our Hands.” The work of our hands is experienced in our daily lives when we are confronted by many challenges within our communities. It is encountered in the journey when we walk apart, and then when we attempt to meet at the crossroads of today. This is where we begin to mend and build: as we listen and speak our stories to each other.

For the prelude, Dr. Patricia Wright will play the “Allegro Moderato e Serioso” and “Adagio” from Sonata 1 in F minor by Felix Mendelssohn and the Aria in F by Couperin, arranged by J. S. Bach. The organ postlude will be “Allegro Assai Vivace” from Sonata 1 in F minor by Mendelssohn. The Metropolitan Sparklers and Choristers will lead the congregation in Hymn No.247 (Jubilate Deo) for a choral introit. The Choristers will sing Ubi Caritas by Becki Slagle Mayo, and the Metropolitan Choir will sing A Gaelic Blessing by John Rutter. The Offertory solo will be He's Got the Whole World In His Hands, a spiritual arranged by Margaret Bonds, sung by soprano Gisele Kulak. The hymns are No.304 (O God Beyond All Face and Form), No. 307 (Touch the Earth Lightly), and No.258 (O World of God).

The carillon prelude played by Roy Lee will end with Jerusalem, by C.H.H.  Parry, arranged by Sally Slade Warner.

The Bible readings are Job 23:1-9, 16-17 (Job replies: my complaint is bitter); Hebrews 4:12-16 (God’s penetrating wisdom); and Mark 10:17-31 (the rich man).

Did you know? Edna Manitowaki will also be leading a lunch and learn session after the service. She has been a strong advocate for Aboriginal women and has been at the forefront of the revitalization of Aboriginal traditions, ceremonies and spirituality. She has helped establish medicine lodges in First Nations communities where she shares traditional medicine knowledge.