You are invited to in-person worship this Sunday, August 28 at 10 am. *Masks are optional. The bulletin for this Sunday is available for viewing HERE. You can also worship online by going to our website “watsonville1stumc.org” and click YouTube or Facebook. It will be uploaded on Sunday afternoon for your viewing.
Worship During Ordinary Time
Sunday, August 28, 2022, 10 am
Children’s Time “How Jesus Sees Us” Pastor John
Message Entering the Word of Icons Rev. John Song
Part 6: “The Christ of Sinai”
“So God created humankind in his image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female God created them.”
~ Genesis 1:27
We are reaching the end of the sermon series of “Entering the Word of Icons”. I admire your dedication of showing up each Sunday during the icon tour to deepen your understanding and appreciation of each of these beautiful icons that impact the formation of faith.
This Sunday we will be learning about the Christ of Sinai icon. This icon is considered one of the oldest Byzantine religious icons and is the earliest known work. It is painted on wood panel dating back to the 6th century from St. Catherine’s Monastery located in Sinai, Egypt.
“All of us who are human beings are in the image of God. But to be in God’s likeness
belongs only to those who by great love have attached their freedom to God.”
~ Diadochus of Photike
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes,
but in having new eyes.”
~ Marcel Proust, the 20th century French novelist
“Our deepest fears are the dragons that guard our greatest treasures.”
~ inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke