You are invited to the in-person Worship on February 26 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.
First Sunday of Lent
Sunday, February 26, 2023, 10 am
Children’s Time “Why Do We Pray?” Pastor John
Children will learn why we pray and how to pray to God.
Special Music The Lord’s Prayer Dr. Emily Sinclair, Soprano
by Albert Hay Malotte, 1935
Message Rendezvous with God Rev. John Song
Part 1) “Prayer”
On this First Sunday of Lent, Pastor John will kick-off the Lenten Sermon Series: “Rendezvous with God” with Part 1) “Prayer”. In addition to learning about the overall understanding of prayer, we will learn the “embodied” spiritual practice of the “Sign of the Cross.” This can be a powerful form of spiritual prayer practice of deepening relationship with God in Trinity that is felt through our bodies.
“A contemplative practice is any way
one has of penetrating illusion and touching reality.”
~ Parker Palmer
“We lean into the gift and mercy of our lives and what is being asked of us.
We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can –
namely, surrender our will and fulfill God’s will in us.”
~ St. Teresa of Ávila, the 16th century Spanish mystic
“A contemplative prayer opens a space for a quiet rendezvous with God, whose presence shines a light back onto our daily life and on a new and better way to live our lives. By listening deeply, we will receive guidance and insights that can set a spiritual trajectory toward greater awakening.” ~ James Finley