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Chances are you did not know that this Sunday was once known in parts of the Christian Church as the beginning of a set of days known as Rogation Days. The word 'rogation' comes from the Latin verb 'rogare': to ask. These days were instituted way back in 470AD following a particularly bad run of natural disasters in a parish in France. Prayers were made for plentiful harvest, preservation of the bounds of the parish, and mercy and justice for those in it - the parallels to our time seem apt. We will examine a bit of liturgical history and make some 'asks' in our time and place.

  • Carillon: Prelude from Belmont Suite (Knox) 
  • Prelude: Various (Buxtehude; J.S. Bach; S. Wright)
  • Readings: Deuteronomy 11:10-15; 1 Corinthians 3:10-17; Psalm 23; Mark 4:26-32 
  • Sermon: "Seed Supply" (The Rev. Karen Bowles)
  • Anthem: The Lamb (Tavener)
  • Postlude: Trumpet Tune (Swann)  

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: Looking down on McGill Square Park (Charles Davidson)