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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.)

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, September 23, 2018

This Sunday we will continue to extend a “welcome back” to our children and young people by focusing on a biblical passage (Mark 9: 30-37) where a child is offered up as a model of proper discipleship.  The contrast here is with the disciples who, consistently in Mark’s gospel, have proven to be a bunch of knuckleheads so busily engaged in their own internal power struggles that they just don’t get it.  What they particularly don’t get is Jesus’ prediction that he will be killed but will rise again.  Part of the disciples’ lack of understanding results from their unwillingness to admit that they are confused by this important prognostication.  Here and elsewhere in Mark they refuse (unlike children) to ask Jesus the necessary questions.  Instead, they rely on bluff and bravado.  Sound familiar?

Rev. Dr. Philip Gardner