5-01-2016: Wonder

Scripture readingPsalm 145:1-10, 21Romans 8:18-30

What occasions wonder in you? Not the wonder of curiosity, but the wonder of awe? The UCC is a denomination which is focused on issues of social justice, at what needs to be changed.  But just because of this emphasis, we are in danger of forgetting that there is ample reason to wonder already in the present at the greatness of God, and at the greatness of God's promises. The message for May 1 will seek to call attention to what Jesus meant when he ended our basic prayer with, "For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever."  What did He mean by "glory?" How can we and how do we perceive the divine glory today, in 2016?  See you Sunday!

Jeff 

Message: "Wonder" from Reverend Jeff Utter

Liturgist: Marlene Aragon

Special Music: John Cross

Author of this post

Reverend Jeff Utter Reverend "During this time of pastoral transition, we welcome Reverend Jeff Utter, who will begin officiating Sunday services starting April 3. Rev. Dr. Jeff Utter has been a UCC minister since 1968, and in 1990 he was granted ministerial standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has enjoyed a varied career, having been the settled pastor of three UCC congregations, and the interim pastor of four UCC and five Disciples congregations."