Service Member Sunday At UPA
“The consequences of the past are always with us, and half the hostilities tearing the world apart could be resolved today were we to allow the forgiveness of sins to alter these consequences…. if we were to say of ourselves, ‘The hostility stops here.” –William Sloan Coffin
This Sunday we honor active as well as deceased service members of our church and community.
Music of the Day
Prelude: “Fughetta in B-flat” Kolb
Anthem: “Silver Rain” Zimmerman-Amidon
All ages may attend choir practice Sunday at 9am to learn this beautiful song!
Meditation: “Hallelujah” Cohen, arr. LeVines
Katherine Connor, Pei-chin Lun – flutes
Eunice Kim – clarinet, Bill Hoch – alto saxophone
Allen LeVines – tenor saxophone
Children and Youth may exit worship at 10:25 to rehearse choral music for November 19th.
Postlude: “Mariners’ Hymn” Dykes
Bible Text: Joshua 24:1-3, 14-25
“But if it seems wrong in your opinion to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. Choose the gods whom your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you live. But my family and I will serve the Lord.”
Sermon Title: “A Soldier’s Dying Word: Timshel”
Overview by Pastor Doug: I am coming to terms with the end of UPA member Allison Sharma’s bid for Newton City Councilor. She inspired me and thousands on Facebook who identify as “Pant Suit Nation” with her message, “We have a choice!” We must not settle for the status quo in city, national or global governance. We have a choice. We need not settle for war. We have a choice. We need not settle for injustice. “Choose this day whom you will serve,” thunders the ancient general Joshua. “As for me and my house, we choose the Lord.”
Please join us this Sunday for Music Lessons with Pei:
All students both Youth and Elementary School will be having music lessons with Pei downstairs in Dining Room. All students may choose to either stay in worship or attend the lessons.
Our Youth and Children’s choir will be singing during worship on November 19th.
Please note and save the following dates:
December 3rd is our casting call for our Christmas pageant. All students will meet after worship during our Advent fair for auditions with games and fun.
December 10th is our call back for our pageant participants. We will be choosing costumes and telling the story of the birth of Jesus after Sunday school.
December 16th is our Dress Rehearsal. Please be in the sanctuary by 10 am for a one hour rehearsal.
December 17th is our Christmas Pageant during worship.
Please note that all are welcome to be in our pageant. All students, who wish to, will be given a part on the 17th, whether they attended any of the above events or not.
We still need teachers and assistants. Please sign up if you are available.
Our Church Family
Last Sunday UPA worship participants honored departed loved-ones on All Saints Sunday. Names placed before us on the altar (pictured above) helped us remember those we have lost since November 2016.
Jesus said, “Don’t be troubled. Trust in God. Trust also in me. My Father’s house has room to spare. When I go to prepare a place for you, I will return and take you to be with me so that where I am you will be too.”