You are invited to the in-person Worship on February 19 at 10 am. The bulletin for this Sunday is available for viewing HERE.
You can worship live on ZOOM by clicking the link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9658816441 or Meeting ID: 965 881 6441
You can also watch Sunday services at your convenience by going to our website “watsonville1stumc.org” and click YouTube or Facebook. Each Sunday worship will be uploaded on Sunday afternoon for your viewing.
The Last Sunday of Epiphany
Sunday, February 19, 2023, 10 am
Children’s Time “Let’s Build an Ark!” Pastor John
Special Music If I Needed You Duet: Brandon & Trisha Kett
“If I Needed You” is a love song written by Townes Van Zandt, a well-known songwriter from Fort Worth Texas, who’s many songs have been recorded by dozens of well-known artists. The song has a special place in Brandon’s heart because it has to do with a love letter written by his grandfather to his grandmother in 1917. Brandon and Trisha chose this song about love because Valentine’s Day was this past week.
Message Replacing Adam Project with Noah Project Rev. John Song
Part 6) “The Ark: The New World”
We began the 6-part Sermon Series on Replacing Adam Project with Noah Project with unprecedented weeks of rain and floods in California. We have covered thus far Part 1) “The Flood”, Part 2) “The Ark: Prison”, Part 3) “The Ark: Journey”, Part 4) “The Ark: The Night of Fire”, Part 5) “The Ark: The Light”. In the final Part 6) “The New World”, Pastor John will tie and wrap up the Epiphany journey we took together with Noah’s dream of the new world and God’s vision for the “New World”.
Pastor John will take you on a tour of Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Kentucky founded in 1805 with a vision of creating a utopian communal life. He will share what he learned from his visit there and conclude with the message from Richard Powers’ 2021 novel “Bewilderment” that won the Pulitzer Prize.
Throughout the world, many are experiencing the power of weather and natural forces that endanger human life and sometimes bring forth new life. As we navigate an unpredictable and fragmented world, each of us has the capacity to access our deepest sources of inner light and wisdom and cultivate engaged presence within ourselves and the outer world. May we continue to grow in awareness of how lightly we move on our Earth as we care for one another and the vulnerable species and their habitats in our fragile planet.
“No matter how far you have gone on the wrong path, turn back.”
~ Turkish Proverb