God at Work in the World

Friends, this week I gave you all “homework” to work on as you’re going about your daily business. How’s that going  for you? If you weren’t at church this week because of the holiday or illness, I encourage you to go listen to this week’s sermon at this link: https://soundcloud.com/charissa-clark-howe/may-28-2017-9-47-30-am Once you’ve listened to this week’s sermon, it’s time to jump in on this church-wide project!

Here’s our project in a nutshell:

Look for God working in the world around you. Look for evidence that God loves humanity. Look for evidence that God is working through the people around you. Try to see what mischief God is up to in your home, your neighborhood, and in the church! When you spot these things, I want you to document them in one of these ways so that we can use them in a collage that will be set up at church:

Here are some examples of things that struck me this week as I was looking through the recent photos on my phone. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with! God is moving, dear ones!


Holy Week at Emsworth UPC

Friends, Easter is approaching quickly! As you begin to prepare your hearts for celebrating this holiest of days, there are many opportunities for worship and fellowship:

Wednesday, March 29th

  • Final Joint-church Lenten dinner and family night @ St. Andrew’s UP Church, 6:00 PM. Bring your best soup or a favorite side dish, play a great game with the church family, and see who wins the coveted “Golden Ladle” Best Soup of the Year Award!

April 2, Fifth Sunday of Lent

April 9, Palm Sunday

April 13, Maundy (Holy) Thursday

April 14, Good Friday

April 16, Easter Morning

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