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From The Rev. Karen Bowles:

I have two announcements. The first is that I will preach Mother’s Day for the first time this Sunday. I have shied away from doing so in the past as Mother’s Day is certainly not a day in the Christian calendar and as it is a difficult day for so many. But I think I have found a way into it this year that dovetails, that ‘fits’ with the lectionary readings. The second announcement I have to share with you is that this is my last month with you. My time with you was always to be limited by the interim nature of the position and by my anticipated retirement.    

I am pleased to say that it is very difficult to leave this community and I would not have it any other way.  

Hope to see you Sunday and please don’t forget to send in a picture or two of one who has been ‘mother’ in your life, biological or chosen, to so we may share them during our service.  

  • Carillon: Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth (arr. Lee)    
  • Prelude: Various
  • Readings: Acts 10:44-48; I John 5:1-7; John 15:9-17
  • Sermon: "Blood, Water and Spirit"
  • Anthem: And The Moon Goes Down (Sereda)
  • Solo: Exsultate, Jubilate (W.A. Mozart)   
  • Postlude: Finale Jubilante (Jubilante)      

Join us at 10:45 a.m. when members of our Metropolitan Choristers play piano and violin for a special Mother’s Day prelude. The service is available on our livestream page at,

Photo: Part of Met's banner featuring the text of E.E. Cumming's 'I thank You God for most this amazing': "... for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes"


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.