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The gospels are full of challenging texts… and then there is Luke 12:49-56.  This week, a stressed-out Jesus calls the crowd a bunch of hypocrites and tells them he has not come to bring peace, but “fire to the earth.”  In Rev. Meyers’ sermon, “Who said anything about safe?” we sit with our discomfort with this message and consider the choices Jesus demands his followers in pursuit of the good, the just and the beautiful.  

  • Prelude: Various (J.S. Bach; Howells)
  • Readings: Isaiah 5:1-7; Luke 12:49–56
  • Sermon: "Who Said Anything About Safe?” (Rev. Meyers)
  • Solo: “Is Someone Out There?” from In the Beginning (Yeston) 
  • Postlude: from Suite du Premier Ton (Clérambault)


The cornerstone of our week, worship at 11am is offered under the leadership of The Rev. Jason Francis Meyers, The Rev. Mark Aitchison, interim Music Director Benjamin Stein, Wayne C. Vance Organ Scholar Joshua Duncan Lee and members of the Metropolitan Choir.

In-person worship has resumed. 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.