Please join us for in-person worship on July 17 at 10:00 am worship for The Service of Dedication of Icons. *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.
The Service of Dedication of Icons
Sunday, July 17, 2022, 10 am
Special Music Piano Solo, Marina Thomas
Message “Entering the World of Icons” Rev. John Song
For the first time the congregation will see and experience all the icons displayed in the sanctuary, narthex, and the Last Supper icon in the social hall. Pastor John will be a tour guide taking you from one icon to the next giving a summary of each icon. There will be a time for Q & A. All the children are invited to participate in this tour during worship.
“Everything seems possible
between the icon and the kiss.”
~ David Athey
“Icon is a portal through which we enter
to see and experience the transcendent reality of God.”
~ John Song
“Christ is the image [in Greek, ikon] of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.”
~ Colossians 1:15
“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