United Parish

April 28th Worship

This Week at UPA

April 28th Worship

Scripture: 1 John 4:7-21

Message:  From Fearship to Friendship                             

Dear UPA friends,
Peace to you! While Cheryl is away this week, I am available for pastoral care should you need it. Please reach out to me directly, or through contacting the church office.

We have an exciting weekend with the Auction Saturday night! I hope everyone has gotten their tickets. The Auction committee has put such loving energy and dedicated work into all the items and every detail of this auction to support the life and ministries of the United Parish of Auburndale. You can get tickets here! https://givebutter.com/c/OvsSq4

The Youth Group meets at church Sunday night for dinner and an art project! Anine and Pei will be leading Sunday school, doing a number of creative projects: an art project lifting up the non-profit organizations that UPA supports, a song (led by Pei), and a dance (led by Anine).

The theme this Sunday is connected to one of my favorite scriptures in the Bible from 1 John Chapter 4: “perfect love casts out fear.” The trajectory of our faith walk is always moving in the direction of love. For too long, many Christian circles have given the message that we are to fear God. Jesus’ invitation through his life and teachings was first and foremost to love God. On Sunday, we will explore some of the images that have and have not been helpful on our journey towards loving and connecting with the God of agape love.

Prelude: “Præludium in A Minor” Andreas Düben
Anthem: “The Strife is O’er”  Bartholomæus Helder  
Meditation: “Chorale Prelude in E-flat” Johann Walther
Postlude: “Voluntary on ‘Old 100th’ ”  Allen LeVines 


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 information please reach out to Pastor Cheryl at cheryl@newtonchurch.org.

Zoom Link: UPA Sunday Morning Worship
Facebook Livestream Link: https://www.facebook.com/upanewtonma/live

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