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Worship

Melrose Worship Services

Melrose worship services blend contemporary and traditional elements, with a focus on thoughtful sermons and appealing music. Our Choir warms us up and provides wonderful punctuation to the liturgy and scripture readings.

Services are held in the magnificent sanctuary, surrounded by a colourful array of stained glass windows. (For more about our windows, you can download a booklet or take a tour through our photo galleries.)

There are plenty of friendly faces to welcome you, so please join us and stay for refreshments and even a chat afterward.

Melrose This Week


Sunday, April 22, 2018

The fourth Sunday of Easter is traditionally called "Good Shepherd Sunday" by those who regularly use the ecumenical lectionary where Psalm 23 appears as the psalm reading for this fourth paschal Sunday.  The sermon time will focus on the Apostle Peter's sermon in Acts 2:42-47 preached while he is under interrogation from Jewish religious leaders.  Peter declares that apart from Jesus there is no other name under heaven given among humans by which we must be saved.  This is one of those texts that has proved incredibly troublesome because many Christians through the centuries have used it to declare "open season" on those with different religious beliefs.  Does our faith actually require us to have all the answers?  What Peter's sermon more helpfully declares is the evidence that God continues to work in the world even while we struggle to understand and to articulate, however imperfectly, our faith in God.

The Rev. Dr. Philip Gardner