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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, November 18, 2018

This Sunday, the penultimate Sunday of the Christian Year provides us with a precious gift: an “ordinary” Sunday—and an occasion to take up one of the apocalyptic currents that runs through the Gospel of Mark (Year C of the Ecumenical Lectionary, which begins on Advent I, will focus on the Gospel of Luke).  Although we are becoming increasingly acquainted with global disasters many of which are wrought by the climate altering policies of First World nations, we often find it much easier to relate to gentle Jesus, meek and mild, who taught us to be kind to one another than with the fierce prophet who cried out warnings about the fragile state of the world.  The gospel reading for this Sunday (Mark 13: 1-8) introduces this other, darker side of Jesus.  But there is also a hopeful dimension to a difficult passage.  Whatever pain and discouragement we experience may be “the beginning of the birth pangs” of a better order.

The Rev. Dr. Philip Gardner

 

 

 

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