We will hear and sing three of the powerful South African Freedom Songs again this Sunday, in case you missed them last week. We also will sing three favorite hymns, “God of Grace and God of Glory,” and “Take My Life and Let It Be” and “Let Us Break Bread Together.”
Last week the service reflected on the movement for freedom, justice and peace that dates back to the earliest stories in the Bible, a movement carried forward by the Hebrew prophets and Jesus and Paul and all the saints through the ages until people like Dorothy Day, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and the Rev. William Sloane Coffin in our own time.
This week the scriptures tell us that we are chosen and appointed for our own role in this movement to establish God’s realm of love on earth. We will look at what that may mean for us as individuals and as a church. We will read Psalm 98, Acts 10:44-48 and John 15:9-17.
Pianist Annemieke McLane will play two of the pieces that Johann Sebastian Bach included in his Notebook for his wife Anna Magdalena Bach, including “Rondeau” by François Couperin and Bach’s Aria of the Goldberg Variations. Annemieke will also play Consolation 2 in E Major by F. Liszt.