Samantha Cowan offers a final message at UPA!
We observe Memorial Weekend Sunday with a special Remembrance:
Andy Bean sings “Bring Him Home”
Lesson: Acts 16:9-15
Message: “Learning from Lydia”
While sleeping, Paul has a vision of a man from Macedonia calling him away from his pre-planned path. Paul enthusiastically changes direction and sets off for Macedonia, where he is met not by a man, but by a group of women. The gospel of Luke tells us a little about one of these women in particular, Lydia, a “dealer of the purple cloth,” who is often considered the first documented convert to Christianity in Europe. While not too much is said about her in our text, Lydia’s brief words and actions are potent. This coming Sunday, we’ll consider together how our own faith and relationships today might be enriched, guided, and perhaps challenged by the life of Lydia.
As Lydia is often depicted wearing purple cloth, all are invited (though certainly not required!) to wear their finest purple on Sunday!
Prelude: “Liebster Jesu” Walther
Solo: Andy Bean “Bring Him Home” Claude-Michel Schönberg
Meditation: “This Love Will Carry” Doug Robinson-Johnson and Ellen Wright
Anthem: “Eternal God, Strong to Save” Dykes
Postlude: “Air in B-flat” Handel
Religious Education This Week
Sunday School Lessons:
Our Sunday School will be preparing for Children’s Sunday.
All students will remain in worship to say Goodbye to Doug.
From the Desk of Sheryl:
June 9th: Children’s Sunday. Our students, with the help of Rev Linda Wood-Boyle, will be sharing some of our lessons learned. All students present are welcome to join.
9 o’Clock Choir
Next Choral Rehearsal
Sunday mornings from 9:00am to 9:45am. Child care is provided from 8:45am through the end of worship service. It will be a “drop-in” choir; anyone is welcome to join us on any Sunday. Please join us! – Allen LeVines, Director of Music