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Last Week's Sermon
Strangers and Friends
The Reverend Matt Gaventa
A Reading from the Gospel of John: Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip …
Welcome to Worship at UPC
Parts of the Worship Service
Presbyterian services follow a pattern of four movements throughout the order of worship to help the assembly tell the story of God.
The first movement is the physical and spiritual gathering of the people. The people, for a time, transition out of the realm of the world and into an “in between” space where we encounter God.
The second movement of worship where the Word of God is read, proclaimed, and heard by the people. A Bible is located in your pew if you would like to read along.
This is the third movement where the congregation, having heard the Word of God proclaimed, responds to the message by participating in God’s loving presence in the world.
The fourth movement in our worship where we carry the good news of God’s love out into the world.