Please join us for in-person worship this Sunday, March 20 at 10:00 am! The bulletin for this Sunday is available for viewing HERE.
Third Sunday of Lent
Sunday, March 20, 2022, 10 am
Please join us every Sunday for in-person Worship at 10am. *Masks are optional. You can also worship online by going to our website “watsonville1stumc.org” and click Facebook or YouTube. It will be uploaded on Sunday afternoon for your viewing.
Children’s Time: “The Storm in Yosemite Valley” by Pastor John
Special Music: Ukrainian Hymn by Marina Thomas, Piano
Message: “Introduction to the World of Icons” by Rev. John Song
We’ll pause this Sunday from the Lenten Sermon Series to introduce the world of icons. The word “icon” comes from the Greek “eikо̄n” which simply means image. Therefore, icons are images of sacred figures and events. One of the striking characteristics of Icon images of figures is they look out of proportion to what they really look like. That is because these sacred images are not limited by the physical materialism but rather imbued with the Spirit, and therefore, spiritual beings. You will learn its history, meaning, and a place in Christian world. Pastor John will show some key icons and explain their theological and spiritual meaning that will deepen your Christian faith. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your horizon and to open up a new frontier of experiencing the transcendent reality of God.
Icon is a portal through which we enter
and see and experience the transcendent reality of God.
~ John Song