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Object Lessons

The Reverend Matt Gaventa
Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21

A Reading from the Book of Exodus As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked back, and there were the Egyptians advancing on them. In great fear the Israelites cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, ‘Was it because …

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God’s Promises Unfolding

June 17, 2018

Summer Sermon Series

Mural created by UPC Youth at the Great Vigil of Easter, March 31, 2018

One of the most unusual and vivid worship services of the year at University Presbyterian Church is the Saturday Easter Vigil, a service that spans multiple locations, multiple generations, and includes all of the creative energy we can muster.

Central to that service is the recitation of a series of stories from the Old Testament, stories of God’s promises unfolding across generations, stories that anticipate the glory of Easter morning — and, this summer at UPC, we’re going to preach through those stories.

Starting on June 17, we’ll be preaching and worshiping through the stories of the Easter Vigil, all summer long. In the spirit of the Vigil, however, this won’t simply be a sermon series. It’s a chance to incorporate the creative elements of the Vigil in as many ways as possible. Whenever we can, we’ll be using the musical elements of the Vigil service in our Sunday mornings; in addition, we’re taking the massive cloth mural that the UPC Youth created live during this past Vigil service and bringing that artwork, story by story, into your Sunday bulletin. This will, in turn, make the bulletin feel a little different for the summer, part of a season of play and wonder as we celebrate again the unfolding of God’s promises. All services begin at 11:00 a.m., and free parking is available in the UT Co-op garage.

Come, join us!

Schedule

The Creation – “Before We Begin” June 17
The Flood  – “Take Care”  June 24
The Testing of Abraham – “The One You Love” July 1
The Deliverance of Israel“Object Lessons” July 8
The Wisdom of God – July 15
The Call of Jonah – July 22
The Valley of Dry Bones – July 29
The Fiery Furnace – August 5
The Freely Offered Salvation – August 12
The Ressurection Promise – August 19

2018 Easter Vigil Photos

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