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Welcome to the Advent & Christmas season at Metropolitan. You can find all worship, programming and concert information at

The Fourth Sunday of Advent focuses on the Annunciation. The Annunciation is pure announcement: "THIS is WHO God needs us to be." The Annunciation is a reminder that our God does holy work in very ordinary ways, through very ordinary people. God takes lives that seem ordinary, and makes them into vessels of beauty, vessels through which God can minister to the world. Through the Annunciation the angel Gabriel delivers the punch line: "Nothing will be impossible with God."

  • Prelude: Various (Bédard; Brahms; J.S. Bach)
  • Readings: Micah 5:2-5a; Luke 1:46b-55; Luke 1:39-45
  • Anthems
    • Over the mountains (Eccard)
    • Patapan (Trad. arr. Mechem)
  • Sermon: "Passion in Palestine"
  • Postlude: In Dulci Jubilo (J.S. Bach)
For our opening hymn, we're pleased to be offering the world premiere of a new hymn text, We Wait for God, by Emmanuel College professor Rev. Dr. William Kervin. 


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 lead singers of the Metropolitan Choir.

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

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