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June 16th Worship

This Week at UPA

June 16th Worship

Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:34 – 16:13

Message: Tough Guise

Blessings and grace to you all.
Welcome to Summer! I love the summer. I love the warm- even HOT – weather, beach time (or “Shore” as the Jersey Girls like to say), working in my garden, and dining al fresco at my husband and my favorite restaurant. More than all of this, however, is that I LOVE the slower pace and the grace that we offer each other to miss emails, take our time making decisions, and spend time with just ourselves or our family. It’s like an extended “Sabbath” for the entire region.

Sabbath is about rest and what happens to our hearts when we take time to do that rest. It’s about renewing our spirit – which, in turn, renews our creative energies which, in turn, renews our hope. And, goodness, could we use some hope right now! So, if you’re going away for the summer or even for a part of this summer: blessings of peace and joy and rest and renewed energy, creativity, and hope! Take your time loving on your family and friends and soak up that sun (of course with the proper SPF protection!) We’ll see you in September!

This Sunday Matt will be preaching words of hope and encouragement to us all.

See you Sunday!

Prelude:  “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”   African-Am. spiritual 
Anthem: “Lovely Day” Bill Withers Marian Khankhalaeva, mezzo soprano 
Meditation: “Legend”  Dmitry Kabalevsky  
Postlude: “Lift Every Voice and Sing”  James Weldon Johnson     

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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