Welcome to Metropolitan United Church, a faith community in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Met has been described by some as a church with a traditional liturgy and a progressive theology. This distinguishes us from other churches and either attracts or repels the seeker or church shopper.
The apostle Paul in his letter to the church in Corinth is struggling to distinguish his 'brand' from other 'superapostles' who are vying for the hearts and minds of the followers of Jesus. In our Markan passage we hear Jesus speak of tax collectors, fasts, new cloth and old cloaks to those who are gathered. And in the Psalm we are comforted, held and invited to contemplate the 'awesomeness' of God.
This Sunday, The Rev. Karen Bowles considers Met's 'brand' through the lens of these scriptures, with her sermon "On Brand."
Prelude: Concerto in A minor (Vivaldi/J.S. Bach)
Readings: Psalm 103; 2 Corinthians 3:1-6; Mark 2:13-22
Choristers: Ubi Caritas (Slagle Mayo)
Solo: God Loves Everyone (Sexsmith)
Postlude: Chorale Prelude on "Old 104th” (Parry)
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 week's service bulletin: https://www.metunited.org/events/244
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