United Parish

April 21, 2024 Worship 

This Week at UPA

April 21, 2024 Worship 

Scripture: 1 John 3:16-24
Message: Grace 

This Sunday Anine will be preaching as Cheryl will be traveling to Avila and Seville, Spain. Anine will explore the concept of grace and what it could mean. “Love with our actions and in truth,” the author of 1 John wrote. How do we love in our actions? Might it have something to do with grace?

Right now grace seems to be happening outside, in flowers flowering and blossoms blossoming. Nature is showing grace and trying again, in a persistent manifestation of God on earth, to bring forth new life. What grace there is in a bright yellow daffodil! What grace in the deep purple of a hyacinth! There is also grace in hoppy bunnies, although they do eat our flowers… Grace is not always as simple as it seems. Do we show grace to cute bunnies or to our flowerbeds, or can we do both?

Enjoy spring, have a wonderful week, and I hope to see you on Sunday!

Prelude: “Adagio in E Minor”   Dietrich Buxtehude
Anthem: “Christ the Lord is Risen”   Ghanaian folk song  
Meditation:  “Rising Prayer”  Dao Kim    Chihiro Asano, mezzo soprano
Postlude: “Prelude on Tone Six”   Guillaume Nivers

Live Stream Information
We are making improvements to our sanctuary sound system and encourage you to worship with us in person. If you are not able to worship with us we continue to stream our services via Facebook and Zoom. If you experience any trouble go to our Facebook page for more information. Please share these links with your friends. Bear in mind that we cannot share the Zoom links publicly (to keep from being Zoom bombed), so please share it person to person rather than posting it on Facebook/Twitter, or other public social media. It’s fine to share the Facebook link broadly and publicly. For Zoom login please reach out to Melissa at office@newtonchurch.org.

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