Please note that our worship time has changed to 11am
Livestream Link: https://www.facebook.
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/
Lesson: Acts 10:44-48
Message: “The crosscultural bigness of God”
First, I wanted to share with you how glad I am that UPA has found a candidate in the search process. This has felt like a much longer road than any of us anticipated when I arrived in summer 2019! The Search Committee has been diligent and faithful to this work of finding Pastor Cheryl Kerr and exploring her call to the UPA community (well done!) I know that there is much excitement to meet her during the candidating week beginning on June 7th and leading to her leading worship on June 16th.
I’m excited as well. When I came to UPA I was tasked with getting us through this time of transition – and this has certainly been a time of change. I am glad to see this come to fruition. Many of you have asked me what is next for me. In the near future, I will begin seeking another position as an interim minister. This is a time of transition for many churches and I will be looking for another congregation to walk through this process with. For now, however, my focus continues to be on UPA and getting us all through this time of transitioning to Pastor Cheryl, as well as to other exciting things like worshiping together in our sanctuary, living streaming our worship while we are also meeting in person, and finding ways to fellowship and connect outside while the weather is getting warmer!
This week, we will look at a different type of transition in the early church. We continue with the Book of Acts, and visit a moment when Peter the disciple realizes that the Kin-dom family of Jesus and the resurrection Spirit is for all people. There’s a lot to this story, a vision, an awkward intercultural meeting, and some wonder about how God works in the world. This story speaks to us during this time of our own cultural transition. We’ll delve into the hope in the “bigness” of God.
We continue our worship on both Zoom and Facebook Live. For Zoom Login information please contact Chris at Chris@newtonchurch.org
Zoom Link: UPA Sunday Morning Worship
Facebook Livestream Link: https://www.facebook.com/
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Blessings and peace,
Music and Hymns:
Prelude: “Tuolomne” Wood
Meditation: “Prelude in A” Kittel
Postlude: “Fughetta in G” Muffat
Solo: “Beginnings” Young Suzanne Parker – soprano
Hymn 1: NCH 376 God We Thank You For Our People
Hymn 2: NCH 401 O God in Whom All Life Begins