Please note that our worship time has changed to 11am
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Lesson: Mark 1:21-28
Message: “Healing the Spirit”
This week we have our “Finance Forum” directly to follow our service. This is an opportunity to take a look at the 2021 budget and ask any questions prior to our Annual Meeting on February 7th. As I’ve mentioned in our call to the offering over the past couple of weeks, the budget says something really important about our theology. It’s a faith statement! Where we invest our money often lets us know what we really value. Historically, this is a strength of UPA and its founding congregations – tremendous care has been given to where UPA gives and invests the gifts that are given. One way that you can participate is to follow where these gifts go.
For our service, we continue through the beginning of the Gospel of Mark. Our text for Sunday looks at the first miraculous thing that is done by Jesus in this gospel. It’s interesting to notice that each of the gospel accounts have a different miraculous event at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry and these set the tone for how the gospel is to unfold. In Mark, Jesus is teaching in a synagogue, when he is interrupted by someone who is afflicted with “an unclean spirit”. There’s definitely some conflict in this text – and many have described this as a “fight scene” – but it’s really more subtle than that, highlighting the healing that we need and the conflict that’s frequently deep within us. During this time of conflict, when we need healing in a variety of ways, this text has a lot to say to us about the way that Christ’s Spirit might engage with us as well.
You can join us for Sunday’s service via Zoom and Facebook Live. For Zoom login information please contact Chris at Chris@newtonchurch.org.
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Grace and peace,
Prelude: “Adagio in G” Böhm
Meditation: “Heal me, hand of Jesus” Warren
Postlude: “Fugue III:11 in G” Pachelbel
Solo: “My Jesus hath a garden” Dutch carol Suzanne Parker – soprano
Students Pre-k to 12th
Come join us for some fun and games Sunday at 10am. Let’s see who is the best at Pictionary.
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Carol and Bob Dutton are working on some ideas for Adult education. Stay tuned for more information to come..
Calling all photographers
We see all the pictures you add to Facebook. We scour the internet for a glimpse of your faces. We would love to share some during the beginning of worship during the slide show.
If you have some pictures you would like to share with our congregation please send them to Becky Connor at email@example.com.