Ecclesiastes 2:3-17 , Luke 23:39-43
The Hebrew teacher Qoheleth lamented, “In the end, everyone is forgotten.” A thief, executed beside Jesus, prays that he will be remembered after his death. Jesus promises, “Today you will be with me in paradise.”
Last Sunday, members shared objects they carry with them as reminders of important people or ideas. Janet Conway revealed a “worry stone” (like the pictured below) that her father carried which she now carries. Carol Dutton showed the congregation a “penny from heaven” poem and coin she carries in her purse; a reminder that life is filled with good surprises. Erica Robinson-Johnson showed a beautiful quilt from the UPA auction, submitted by Beth Whittum, which is now a regular part of her life, proclaiming a verse from 1 Corinthians, “Faith, Hope, Love.”
This Sunday worship participants are encouraged to bring photos which remind us of people, places, or events we want to remember.
Prelude: “Yisu no kaha” trad. Urdu melody
Meditation: “Rockingham” Miller
Postlude: “Scherzino in F” Witthauer