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July 7th Worship

This Week at UPA

July 7th Worship

Scriptures: Ezekiel 2:1-5 and Mark 6:1-13

Message: Preaching to a Tough Crowd

This Sunday Linda Wood- Boyle will be preaching. Sunday will also be Communion Sunday. For those who will be joining us via Zoom or Facebook bring some bread and juice to participate in this meal.

There are multiple examples throughout the Bible of how it is difficult sometimes to be a prophet. In the second book of Ezekiel, he is asked to deliver God’s unhappiness with the people of Israel. God goes as far as to call them, stubborn and rebellious. And God insists that Ezekiel go and challenge them. Not an easy task. An addition in the gospel of Mark, Jesus tells his disciples to go and leave everything at home leave their families with only their basics needs and knock on every door to convince those who are skeptical that Jesus indeed is son of God.

God asks us to have some difficult conversations sometimes, but we must remember that God gives us the tools that we need and the Grace that we need to have those challenging discussions

Prelude:  “Meditation on ‘Holy Mann’ ”   Allen LeVines         
Meditation: “Minuet in G”  Georg Philipp Telemann  
Postlude: “Donna secours – God gives help”    Genevan Psalter, 1551 

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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