United Parish

January 23rd  Worship

This Week at UPA

January 23rd  Worship

Lesson: Isaiah 9:1-4, Matthew 4:12-23

Message: Tea in Dark Times

Welcome to January… when it’s cold and dark and cold and … dark… and when it’s … cold. Clearly, I’m not a fan of the cold.  Not to say that New England winters don’t have their redeeming qualities! I know some of you are ski bunnies and others absolutely LOVE standing rink-side watching your kids play mediocre hockey. For many of us, however, these winter days when the sun only makes itself known for several hours of the day, are challenging, to say the least. Sun is our lifeblood.

Our scripture this Sunday is Matt’s version of the calling of the disciples. Jesus calls Andrew and Peter, James and John away from their fathers, their livelihood and their life to abide within a new life that is a life revealed by light.

I wonder how we might use our call to see light during these dark days. I wonder how this gift of faith and hope can reveal hope to the world. Join me on Sunday in person or via livestream where we’ll consider these questions and more!

See you Sunday!


Prelude:  “Chorale Prelude in G”    Johann Walther 
Anthem: “Beauty of the Lord”    Mary Alice Amidon 
Meditation: “Sweet Little Jesus Boy”  Robert MacGimsey    Chihiro Asano, mezzo soprano                
Postlude:  “Maestoso in G”   Georg Böhm 

Live Stream Information

We will continue streaming our worship on both Zoom and Facebook Live. 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

Note: that we continue to work on streaming as we make improvements to the sanctuary sound system. 

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

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