Follow Jesus: The Light of the World 5 weeks beginning June 7 through July 5
Come for a light supper at 6:45 p.m. and join dis-cussion around five scripture passages that talk about Jesus lighting up dark places (this summer’s Vacation Bible School theme). We will wrap up this informal group conversation and prayer time around 8:00 p.m.
“My soul proclaims your greatness, O God, and my spirit rejoices in you; you have looked with love on your servant here, and blessed me all my life through. Great and mighty are you, O Holy One, strong is your kindness evermore. How you favor the weak and lowly one, humbling the proud of heart.”
– Luke 1:46-50 as translated by Marty Haugen for Holden Evening Prayer
Dear Flock of the Shepherd of the Valley,
The words above come from Mary in response to Elizabeth’s greeting declaring that she knew that the child Mary would birth would be the son of her Lord. Earlier Mary had received and eventually accepted an astonishing message from the angel Gabriel. He declared her to be favored by God and therefore was chosen to bear Jesus, the son of God. Now Mary visits her elder relative Elizabeth, who is also miraculously with child because of God’s action. Upon Mary’s arrival, Elizabeth already knows that God has blessed her and made her the mother of Jesus. There’s no getting around what God is doing in Mary and Elizabeth’s lives. Continue reading From the Pastor – December 2016
There will be a spoken Thanksgiving prayer service at Christian Union Congregation church in West Groton at 10am. Please join us if you are available.
Beginning June 26th, SOV switches our Sunday Worship Service Time to 9:15 am.
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Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, arrives early this year and the Ash Wednesday worship service is like no other. Scripture readings entreat us to change our lives and turn back to God. The Ash Wednesday liturgy calls for remorse and repentance. Pastors place ashes on people’s foreheads and say “Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.” Continue reading From the Pastor – February 2016 – Ash Wednesday