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"What are you giving up for Lent?" is a common phrase we hear at this time in the church's liturgical year. We also hear words like repentance, penitence, asceticism, and self-mortification (eek!).  In this, our first Sunday in the season of Lent, we will dig into the meaning of this season, the importance of spiritual disciplines, and how Jesus's pilgrimage in the desert provides a model for finding and living into our mission.

  • Prelude: Various (J.S. Bach; arr. Wood)
  • Readings: Deuteronomy 26:1–11; Romans 10:8b–13; Luke 4:1–13
  • Anthems:
    • Ave Verum Corpus (Byrd)
    • O Sacrum Convivium (Martin)
  • Organ Offering: O Lamb of God, All-Holy (J.S. Bach)
  • Sermon: "Bright Sadness" (The Rev. Jason Meyers)
  • Postlude: Fugue in G minor (J.S. Bach)

Hop onto Zoom after service for après Church, an opportunity to connect face to face and explore a different discussion topic every week. You'll find the Zoom in the Met Connect newsletter, and in the chat windows during worship.

The cornerstone of our week, worship at 11am is offered under the leadership of The Rev. Jason Francis Meyers, Dr. Patricia Wright, The Rev. Mark Aitchison, and members of the Metropolitan Choir.

We have resumed in-person worship! Information on health protocols can be found here.

The service is livestreamed at at 10:45am, and on Facebook & YouTube. You may need to refresh your page if you arrive early.

Past services can be found on the Sermons & Livestreams page.