Sunday, April 23, 2017

Second Sunday of Easter

For the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, Metropolitan United's student minister Jason Meyers is calling his sermon “Thomas in 4 dimensions.” “He is risen! It is Eastertide and we proclaim the resurrection of Christ with full throated hallelujahs! But as we read in John’s Gospel this week, it would appear that the people closest to Jesus have not gotten the memo. The disciples are locked away, closed off by pain, fear, and doubt. ‘Doubting’ Thomas is held up as the most hard-headed of the bunch. But before we rush to judge poor old Thomas, let’s pause and dig deeper into his story. What is really going on for him? And how can his struggles open us up to face the massive shifts happening in our world and in our church? Come, let’s explore Thomas, in his multi-dimensional journey of faith.”

For the organ prelude, Dr. Patricia Wright will play Chorale Prelude on "Vulpius" by Healey Willan, Easter chorale preludes from the Orgelbuechlein by J. S. Bach, Lord of the Dance by John Burge, and Morning Has Broken by Timothy Albrecht. The organ postlude will be Prelude and Toccata on "Victimae Paschali" by Denis Bedard. The Metropolitan Choir will sing Christ the Lord Is Risen Today arranged by Lynn Trapp, and O Risen Lord by Eleanor Daley. At the Offertory the Metropolitan Handbell Choir will play Minuet by Gluck, arranged by Bob Burroughs. The final piece in Roy Lee's carillon prelude will be Music for an Early Spring Morning by Koen Cosaert.

The Bible readings are Acts 2:14a, 22-32 (Peter addresses the crowd), 1 Peter 1:3-9 (a living hope), and John 20:19-31 (Jesus appears to the disciples).

Lunch and Learn on Church Communications
Join Jason Meyers for this session. We will be looking at the biblical call to communicate as well as the current social context that will interact with any message we produce. We will pay particular attention to the Internet, and will welcome your ideas and suggestions for the renewal of Met’s digital program.

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