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A number of years ago, there was a popular book by Pierre Berton called The Comfortable Pew. Berton was asked by the Anglicans in the mid-1960s to write a report on the state of the church and the result was this book. It was a scathing report of the church as being irrelevant to society. It was anything but a comfortable read. On Sunday, we will reclaim that pew as we begin this Lenten season. This Sunday's sermon from The Rev. Karen Bowles is titled (you guessed it) "The Comfortable Pew."

  • Prelude: Various (J.S. Bach; Spirituals arr. Wood, Billingham)
  • Readings: Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; Mark 1:9-15
  • Anthem: I Saw the Spirit (Lappano)
  • Solo: “Fac ut Portem” from Stabat Mater (Pergolesi)
  • Postlude: My Lord, What a Morning  (Spiritual, arr. Haan)   

The cornerstone of our week, Worship at 11am is offered under the leadership of The Rev. Karen Bowles, The Rev. Jason Francis Meyers, Dr. Patricia Wright, lead singers and members of The Metropolitan Choir, and featured instrumentalists.

Please note that worship is currently online only, livestreamed from the sanctuary. The prelude begins at approximately 10:45am.

This service is livestreamed to Facebook ( and YouTube (subscribe to our channel). You can also find the service here on the site, at at 10:45am. You may need to refresh your page if you arrive early. Past services are found on the Sermons & Livestreams page.

Photo: Jesus in the Desert (C. Cook)