‘The Lord Answers Job Out of the Whirlwind’ by William Blake
When we read the Book of Job, it can feel like the old Calvin and Hobbes cartoon, where Calvin, looking up into the starry night, yells out "I'M SIGNIFICANT!!!” In this week's sermon "Where Were You?” Rev. Meyers explores how the Jewish folktale of Job and his many woes examines one of the ‘big questions’ of faith: why does God allow suffering?
A Message to the Congregation
As announced in late June, we are grateful that The Rev. Jason Meyers has accepted our call as Minister of Worship and Faith Formation, a role he began on September 1. A Covenanting service will take place October 24, 2021 to formally welcome Rev. Meyers into his new role. Thank you to the Search Committee for their dedicated work over these last two years. We look forward to bringing our best to ministry with you, Rev. Meyers. Please watch Jason's message from our service on September 12.
"The gathering itself has a simple structure, beginning in prayer, sharing a reading, setting an intention, a time of wandering and a return to the circle to share reflections and a closing blessing. Underneath the magnificent trees the group acknowledges the traditional Indigenous territories, remembers the Taddle Creek waterway that now lies buried underneath the city, and spends time be present to their surroundings."
A time of contemplation and wandering in nature - masking & distancing protocols are in place. Check out the article (excerpted above) by Susie Henderson of Shining Waters Regional Council on the Wild Church movement.
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Met has instituted a proof of vaccination policy for all volunteers, staff and contractors visiting the church. Effective November 1, attendees of in-person worship must also provide proof of vaccation. More info here.
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