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In word and in song, we will recognize and give thanks for The Rev. Karen Bowles' ministry with us as Intentional Interim Lead Minister during worship this Sunday.

"Synthesis" according to the Shorter Oxford is "the putting together of parts so as to make a complex whole." This last Sunday, it is fitting, if ambitious, that I attempt to synthesize disparate parts of the faith journey: the story of the Tower of Babel, the story of Pentecost, and the perpetual presence of the Holy Spirit I have witnessed and lived, in ministry. We gather in virtual community with that Presence, yet again, on Sunday morning. Veni sancte Spiritus!  

  • Carillon: Vif (Berghuys)
  • Silver Band: Madrigalum (Sparke)
  • Prelude: 
    • Come God, Creator, Holy Spirit (J.S. Bach)
    • Variations on ‘Veni Creator’ (Duruflé)
  • Readings: Genesis 11:1-9Acts 2:1-21
  • Sermon: "Synthesis"
  • Anthem: I Will Not Leave You Comfortless (Byrd); A Gaelic Blessing (Rutter)
  • Solo: Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon)
  • Postlude: Variation on “Veni Creator” (Duruflé)  

Photo: "In the days to come, I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh." Acts 2:17, quoting Joel 2:28


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.

Worship is livestreamed on the site at, Facebook and YouTube. You can also watch the service on your phone or tablet via the Met app. You may need to refresh your page if you arrive early. Past services are found on the Sermons & Livestreams page.