Sunday Preview: September 21, 2014

This Sunday in the 8:30am and 11am traditional worship services, both the New Covenant and Chancel Choirs will sing arrangements of "Amazing Grace," to help illustrate the scriptural emphasis of God's grace being equally and freely given to all who desire it.  The setting at the 8:30am service is by Jay Althouse, a contemporary choral composer currently living in Raleigh, and the 11am version is by well-known choral composer and conductor John Rutter.

The hymns for this Sunday, "Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven", "Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast", and "My Hope Is Built," all comment on the Gospel text and sermon topic of God's grace, graciousness and redemption. The organ voluntaries at the 8:30am service will be improvisations based on hymns used in the service, while at 11am the opening voluntary is a set of variations by the Lebanese-French organist and composer Naji Hakim and the closing voluntary will be a brief arrangement of "My Hope Is Built" by the American organist Joyce Jones.