Scriptures: Mark 9:2-9
Message: Transfiguring, Abiding Love
Blessings and grace to you all!
This Sunday we will read the Gospel story called “Jesus’ Transfiguration.” Likely the only circumstance in LIFE that you will use this non-word (or hear it used), this is actually a very significant moment in the stories of Jesus life and ministry. In just a few short verses we are called to consider the distance between divinity and humanity, the roles Jesus will play in eternity, and his identity as it relates to the Divine Spirit that is God. Seems like a lot, but there’s silliness in it as well (how would YOU react to suddenly being in the very real presence of the Saints of your faith?!) and Matt, who is at the pulpit this Sunday, hopes to encourage your imagination, opening our minds to how we might know Jesus too!
Additionally we have THINGS GOING ON around UPA! Mark your calendars for these forthcoming events:
- “The Lemon Tree” by Sandy Tolan – BOOK STUDY. Wednesdays from 7:30pm – 8:30pm beginning February 21st. ** In person with Zoom option!
- Ash Wednesday Worship – Wednesday, February 14th 7:00pm with Newton Presbyterian Church! A reflective service of Taize, prayer, and ashes. ** at United Parish of Auburndale
- UPA Info Session THIS SUNDAY FEBRUARY 11TH!! -join us after Coffee Hour in the Fireside room for an hour or so of community, sharing, and lots of great information on UPA’s history, denominational connections, vision and mission, and programing. -If you are considering becoming a member of the UPA, curious about where we come from and our values, or just want to freshen up on your UPA trivia, this meeting is for you!
Prelude: “Jacob’s Ladder” African Am. spiritual
Anthem: “I Don’t Know Why” André Crouch
Meditation: “Lead Me, Lord” Samuel Wesley
Postlude: “Fughette in D Minor” Johann Krieger
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.
Zoom Link: UPA Sunday Morning Worship
Facebook Livestream Link: https://www.facebook.com/upanewtonma/live