Sunday, October 21, 2018 For the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, The Rev. Bruce Misener is calling his sermon “Jesus, Why Did You Say That?” “We see Jesus teaching another hard life-lesson. In this Gospel setting the achievement of true greatness is linked to service that is conditioned by a humble spirit. This is authentic living! It is also activity with particular depth of meaning for disciples, and perhaps sacrificial experience as illustrated in Jesus’ life of service, often resisted, and shortened by death though there was the ultimate resurrection.”
For the organ prelude, Junior Organ Scholar Timothy Wisnicki will play three chorales from the Orgelbüchlein by J. S. Bach: If you will trust in God (hymn No.286), Blessed Jesus, at your word (hymn No.500), and Our Father, who art in Heaven; and, by Dieterich Buxtehude, Now We Pray for the Holy Spirit. Dr. Patricia Wright will play Rêverie from the collection 24 Pièces en Style Libre by Louis Vierne. The organ postlude played by Timothy Wisnicki is the “Finale” from Symphony No. 1 by Louis Vierne. The Metropolitan Sparklers conducted by Dr. Jennifer Martyn will sing Wren's Song by Anna Laura Page. The Metropolitan Choir will sing Beati Quorum Via by Charles Villiers Stanford and Notre Père by Ryan Jackson. At the Offertory, baritone Nicholas Higgs will sing “For the Mountains Shall Depart” from Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn. The hymns will be No.232 (Joyful, Joyful We Adore You), No.376 (Spirit of the Living God), and No.560 (O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee).
The final piece in the carillon prelude played by Roy Lee will be Hymn to Joy, by Ludwig van Beethoven, arranged by Milford Myhre. The Bible readings Job 38:1-7 (the Lord answers Job), Hebrews 5:1-10 (Jesus the great high priest), and Mark 10:35-45 (the request of James and John).