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Metropolitan United - Sunday, October 7, 2018

Thanksgiving Sunday Thanksgiving Sunday   For the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, The Rev. Dr. G. Malcolm Sinclair is calling his sermon “The Nature of Things.” “If we can get beneath the tides and currents to the underlying nature of things, it anchors us and better equips us for living. In the season of harvest, it is good to ask this question through the prism of soil, culture, and human courage. What is the nature of things and how shall we be?”   For the organ prelude, Dr. Patricia Wright will play Fest Hymnus by Carl Piutti, Now Thank We All Our God by J. S. Bach, and Now Praise God, My Soul by Dieterich Buxtehude; and for the organ postlude, Now Thank We All Our God by Sigfrid Karg-Elert. The Metropolitan Choir will sing Jubilate Deo by Benjamin Britten and Truly the Lord is In This Place by Peter Hurford.  At the Offertory, soprano Chelsea Van Pelt will sing Exsultate, Jubilate by W. A. Mozart.  The hymns are No.516 (Come, You Thankful People, Come), No.520 (We Plough the Fields), and No.236 (Now Thank We All Our God).   The final piece in the carillon prelude played by Roy Lee will be “Now Thank We All Our God” from Cantata No. 79, by J.S. Bach, arranged by B. Buchanan   The Bible readings are Joel 2:21-27 (God’s response and promise), 1 Timothy 2:1-7 (instructions concerning prayer and worship), and Matthew 6:25-33 (orientation to God).