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Sunday, July 24th

This Week at UPA

Sunday, July 24th


Lesson:  Genesis 18:20-32
Message: The REAL Sin of Inhospitality

This Sunday I’m seizing the opportunity of Genesis 18 showing up in the lectionary to debunk some of the presumptions about the Sodom and Gomorrah story. We’ll look into why, for centuries, this story has been the anti same-sex relationship crowd’s go-to scripture and how this interpretation is so very wrong. Then we’ll consider what the REAL sin of the people of Sodom and Gomorrah was and how we can hold this lesson up to ourselves as people of the Christ.  Knowing what the bible says when so many are preaching it wrong is essential to our call as disciples, so I hope you’ll join us this Sunday for both a lesson in hospitality and talking points in our shared efforts towards LGBTQ equity.

See you Sunday!

Prelude: “Slumber Song”   Cornelius Gurlitt
Meditation: “Impressions  intimas I.”   Frederic Mompou
Postlude: “Sonata K. 545”  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

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 please reach out to Melissa at office@newtonchurch.org.

Zoom Link: UPA Sunday Morning Worship

Facebook Livestream Link:   https://www.facebook.com/upanewtonma/live

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