Stay in the sanctuary or join on Zoom after service for après Church, an opportunity to connect face to face and explore a different discussion topic every week. 

This week's topic: Why is it important to you to be part of an affirming congregation?
As we approach PIE Day, we'll play a video from Ael Spence, our Affirm Committee chair, describing how Met strives to be public, intentional and explicit in its inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

In this our Second Sunday in Lent, we encounter Jesus lamenting over the holy city of Jerusalem and expressing his desire to protect its inhabitants like a hen with her chicks. In these difficult days, we explore how allowing Christ to stand before us, like a fearsome mama-bird, can bring disruption to harmful cycles of injustice, violence and hatred.

  • Prelude: Various (Mendelssohn; J.S. Bach; W.A. Mozart)
  • Readings: Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Psalm 27; Luke 13:31–35
  • Anthems:
    • I Waited for the Lord (Mendelssohn)
    • Awake, Timid Soul (Murray, text by Orr)
  • Handbell Offertory: Abide With Me (arr. Moats)
  • Sermon: "Christ Before Me" (The Rev. Jason Meyers)
  • Postlude: Fugue from Sonata II in C minor (Mendelssohn)
Musical highlights this Sunday include Mozart's beautiful Sonata in D Major (second movement) with violinist Dr. Jennifer Martyn and Dr. Patricia Wright at the piano during the prelude, and a world premiere anthem of Patrick Murray's Awake, Timid Soul set to the hopeful words of Metropolitan resident poet Patricia Orr. 

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.

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