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Draw Near: The Advent & Christmas season at Metropolitan

We begin this season of expectation and preparation with God's audacious and hope-filled promise that there will come a time where we 'beat our swords into plowshares' and the instruments of war will become the implements of nourishment. 

In Rev. Meyers's sermon "That Glorious Song of Old" we will consider what it might require of us to declare Jesus 'The Prince of Peace.'  We will also celebrate the sacrament of communion together this week, where everyone who draws near to the table of Christ with an open heart will be fed.

  • Prelude: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659, 660 (J.S. Bach)
  • Readings: Isaiah 2:1-5; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36–44
  • Sermon: “That Glorious Song of Old" (The Rev. Jason Meyers)
  • Anthems: 
    • Rorate, coeli (G. P. Palestrina)
    • E’en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come (Manz)
  • Offertory: Zion hört die Wächter singen, from Cantata 140 (J.S. Bach)
  • Postlude: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BMV 661 (J.S. Bach)


The cornerstone of our week, worship at 11am is offered under the leadership of The Rev. Jason Francis Meyers, The Rev. Mark Aitchison, Jim Harbell, Minister of Music Dr. Jonathan Oldengarm, Wayne C. Vance Organ Scholar Joshua Duncan Lee and members of the Metropolitan Choir.

Masking is optional when attending worship. Information on health protocols can be found here.

The service is livestreamed at and on YouTube beginning at approximately 10:40-10:45am.

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