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On what is traditionally our annual picnic Sunday, we are excited and fortunate this year to launch The Met Farmers' Market, running from 10am-2pm weekly until Oct. 31. Stay tuned for more info, all available on on the Market webpage.

Jesus used parables to open his listeners to universal truths, but he would do so in a hyper-local way, leaning heavily on local knowledge and customs. Likewise, he would reveal deep mysteries by speaking of ordinary objects and everyday situations known well to his audience. In this week’s sermon "The Paradox of Parables", Rev. Meyers explores what Jesus was saying about the kingdom of God by describing it as a mustard seed - not a cedar seed or a cabbage seed, but a mustard seed.  

  • Carillon: For the Beauty of the Earth (arr. Buchanan)
  • Metropolitan Silver Band Prelude: 
    The Britisher (Chandler) 
    Mid All the Traffic (arr. Ballantine)     
    Shall We Gather (arr. Ballantine)     
  • Anthem: Cantique de Jean Racine (Fauré)
  • Readings: 1 Samuel 15:34 - 16:13; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17; Mark 4:26-34
  • Sermon: "The Paradox of Parables" (The Rev. Jason Meyers)
  • Solo: At the River (arr. Copland)
  • Postlude: Amen! (arr. Gordon)

Photo: Met’s Hospitality Tent in the Park


The cornerstone of our week, Worship at 11am is offered under the leadership of The Rev. Jason Francis Meyers, The Rev. Mark Aitchison, 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 can be found on the Sermons & Livestreams page.