United Parish

March 5th  Worship

This Week at UPA

March 5th  Worship

Lessons:  John 3:1-17

Message:  Living the Mystery

This Sunday, the second Sunday of our Lenten Season, we will consider the oft quoted John text, John 3:16 (“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.”) and its surrounding context. For decades this passage has been held up as the theme of all of Jesus’ ministry and the gospel “in a nutshell.” As a result, however, it has also been misused and misappropriated for exclusionary Christian communities and their desire for greater power. Therefore it comes with baggage with which many of us struggle. And yet, there is so much meaning in the verses around this particular passage – including this passage!

Join us this Sunday when we take a deeper dive into Jesus’ thoughts on new life and salvation and the mystery of God’s love that encompasses us all!

See you Sunday!


Prelude:  “Fugue in E, IV:4”   Johann Pachelbel  
Anthem:  “The King of Love”  Malcolm Williamson
Meditation:  “Prelude in G Minor”   J. S. Bach 
Postlude:  “Chorale in G Minor”  J. S. Bach

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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