9am Transitions Support Group (Fireside Room)
Join Reverend Erica Robinson-Johnson Sunday, February 11th at 9am in the Fireside Room for weekly casual conversation on charting a new path after major life change such as retirement, death of a loved-one, child birth, medical diagnosis, divorce, empty nest, etc.
9am “The 9 o’clock Parish Choir” (Sanctuary)
Join us for rehearsal of choral songs for 10am worship. Newcomers always welcome!
9am Youth Rock Band Rehearsal (Band Room)
This is an important rehearsal since we cannot meet the next two weeks.
9:30am Youth Choir Rehearsal (Lower Level Dining Room)
REMINDER: If you have not already responded to a choir scheduling Doodle Poll for Feb through June, please visit that poll here: https://doodle.com/poll/
Prelude: “Prelude in D”
Anthem: “I Thank You Jesus” African Am. spiritual
Meditation: “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me” Dowe-McNaughton
Postlude: “Fantasia in D Minor” Krieger
“Pardon Me” by Doug Robinson-Johnson
A Reflection on Isaiah 43:18-25 and Mark 2:1-12
We journey down to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to meet a young woman whose life was forever altered the day she walked into a Pardon Board Hearing and was handed a notebook which she was expected to sign: “live,” or “die.” On the way to the land of Mardi Gras we pass through the ancient near eastern town where Jesus is asked the same question, which is of course a question we each must answer–life or death?
Sunday School 10:20 to 11am
A Note from Sheryl Ellis, Director of Education:
I hope everyone has recovered from the Super Bowl. This Sunday we will be returning to our lessons, but we REALLY need your help. Please consider volunteering to either teach or assist. Let me tell you what happens each lesson:
For the Sunday school:
Teachers receive the lesson on Saturday for review. On Sunday, after the children’s message, you will go downstairs to your classroom. In the room are all the supplies for the lesson, including an attendance sheet and the video already set to play. You take attendance and then you follow a simple step-by-step lesson that is provided. No bible knowledge or experience is required. If you are assisting, you help with passing out papers, crayons, etc., as needed.
Teachers receive the lesson on Friday or Saturday for review. On Sunday, after the Sunday school is released, you will go to your classroom. In there will be the lesson, bibles and an infographic for your students. There may be an additional game or puzzle to break up the lesson. You take attendance and then follow the lesson in the order you wish. This class is to help the student ask faith questions and to allow them to find their path through provided scripture and conversations. This class does not require you to know the bible but to read your lesson ahead of teaching. If you assist, you should be willing to share experiences that are relevant to the lesson.
Please use the link below and volunteer. WE NEED YOU.
Living the Question
We will be meeting this Sunday at 11:30 am in the Centenary room to discuss the lesson on Evil, Suffering and a God of Love. What role does God play? What role should we be playing? Everyone is welcome to join us for what promises to be an interesting discussion.
Ash Wednesday Worship
Wednesday, February 14th
8-9am (Drop-In) Individual Prayer and Imposition of Ashes
Pastor Doug will be available to offer an imposition of ashes–a smudging of the sign of the cross on the hand or forehead, using a mixture of olive oil and palm ash–in the Centenary Room at UPA. The ritual is a sign of repentance and a desire for deeper faith.
7 to 7:30pm “Sorting Service”
All generations gather in the sanctuary for an act of corporate confession involving donations for Nu-Day Syria. The service consists of scripture, a spoken devotion, and the gentle act of untangling and folding clothes and sorting ‘lost-and-found’ items.