We invite you to join the Metropolitan community in worship as we seek to bring together the gifts of scripture, tradition, experience, and reason to empower and enrich our lives and our journeys. Worship services at Metropolitan are a key element in the expression of our vision and mission as a community of faith. We are all on individual journeys, seeking to understand the meaning and purpose of our lives. In the faith community, we meet to share those journeys with each other so that we can learn from our differing experiences. The worship services offered at Metropolitan vary in style. We welcome you to find a service that is the right fit for you.
Our 9am Dayspring worship is a family-friendly, less formal service. The welcoming time includes singing a variety of praise music and a congregational greeting time. Following the Scripture reading, the children are invited to come forward for “The Children’s Time” when a story or short activity reinforces the Scripture or theme. The children then have an opportunity to go to the nursery, to sing in age-appropriate children’s choirs, or return to sit with their parents. The sermon is preached from the floor and prayers are led by a lay liturgist. The Dayspring choir sings a variety of music including contemporary, gospel, and traditional, and includes small, ensemble pieces. Congregational members are encouraged to sing solo pieces, when appropriate.
Metropolitan’s worship service at 11:15am is in a formal, traditional style. We gather and center for worship with an organ prelude, and begin worship with congregational singing and the procession of choir and clergy. We recall God’s promises with responsive readings and Scripture. Lay members service as readers and liturgists. The sermon is preached from the pulpit and the Chancel Choir sings a variety of music including a cappella anthems and masterworks. Infant and toddler care is available for the children of families attending the service.
5pm WORSHIP - No Longer Meeting
After many months of intentional discernment, the Crossroads worshiping community - which met Sunday evenings at St Luke’s Mission Center- has brought its worship services to a close.
Though the Crossroads worship service will no longer continue at St Luke’s Mission Center*, the Mission Center itself continues in ministry and outreach to the community, providing alternative contexts in which we can praise God and make disciples in Washington, DC. The St Luke’s Mission Center under the leadership of Rev. Dottie Yunger of the Metropolitan Church will continue to discern where and how the Holy Spirit is calling us to participate in the kingdom of God through praising, learning, caring, sharing, and serving. *3655 Calvert St., NW.