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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. Visit our instagram page to see colour photos paired with the booklet.

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, October 20, 2019

This coming Sunday is Proper 24, also World Food Sunday.

The Sermon is based on Luke 18:1-8 – the Parable of the Persistent Widow who badgered the Judge for justice.

We are still in a thanksgiving/gratitude mode with our processional hymn, Now Thank We All Our God.

This popular hymn was written by a Lutheran minister, Martin Rinkhart in 1636 and has withstood the test of time.

In 1637 there was a severe plague that affected most of Europe.  Rinkhart was said to have conducted 50 funerals a day and over 4,000 in that year alone, including his own wife.  Today, we ministers think we are hard pressed to conduct 3 funerals in one week.

The Rev. Sonia Ireson