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Gathering Sunday, 9 September 2018   For the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, the Rev. Dr. G. Malcolm Sinclair is calling his sermon “Right on the Doorstep.” “The little-read Book of Proverbs speaks to the person, not to the culture or the state. It asks hard questions about how we really feel inside, and how we conduct ourselves. The simple doorstep is the border between the worlds. The honesty of our response there sends waves out into the wider world for good or ill.” For the prelude, The Metropolitan Silver Band will play Myfanwy arranged by Matt Kingston, Adagio by Benedetto Marcello and The Last Rose of Summer, both also arranged by Kingston, and Harvest Celebration by Noel Jones.  At the Offertory, the Band will play The Irish Blessing by Andrew Goddard, arranged by Colin Dance.

For the postlude, it will play Duke Street arranged by Ralph Carmichael. The Metropolitan Choir will sing I Will Arise, arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw, and Open Thou Mine Eyes, arranged by John Rutter. The hymns are No.347 (Retell What Christ’s Great Love Has Done: Pater Omnium), No.567, (Will You Come and Follow Me: Kelvingrove), and No.594 (O Christian, Love: Welwyn).   The Bible readings are Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2;1-10 (warning against partiality), 14-17 (faith without works is dead), and Mark 7:24-37 (the Syrophoenician woman’s faith, and Jesus cures a deaf man).