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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, March 25, 2018

This Sunday we will mark Palm Sunday, the end point of the Lenten journey and the beginning of the holiest week of the Christian calendar.  As we wave our palm branches, we will begin in festivity by recreating some of the joyous, carnival atmosphere that attended Jesus' entry into Jerusalem "in humble pomp."  By the conclusion of Palm Sunday worship, however, we will have moved onto a very different plane as the sombre events of the Passion begin to come into focus. The gospel reading is Mark's version of the entry into Jerusalem (Mark 11: 1-11) which describes how a first century Jerusalem flash mob shouts "Hosanna!" which means "God save us."  They expect a kind of salvation that fails to materialize and this frustrated expectation, in turn, causes them to turn viciously on the gentle colt rider.  The fickle crowd is primarily motivated by self-interest: in an era of brutal Roman oppression, they wanted to overthrow their tormenters. Subtly, the gospel asks the same question of us: confronted by such an apparently anaemic messiah, would we behave differently?

The Rev. Dr. Philip Gardner

Join us for Holy Week at Melrose


You are invited to Holy Week and

Easter at Melrose


Sunday, March 25 at 10:30 a.m.- Palm/Passion Sunday - Procession with Palms

Thursday March 29 at 6:15 p.m. - Maundy Thursday Potluck and Communion in the Sanctuary

Friday March 30 at 10:30a.m. - Good Friday service of Tenebrae words and music

Sunday April 1 at 8:00 - Easter Sunrise service in the chapel

at 9:00 - Easter Breakfast - Free-will donation will be accepted to benefit to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank

at 10:30 - Easter Worship with Communion

April 12 - Melrose Seder Dinner, details TBA




All are welcome!