8/22/21 – “Who God is to Me!”

Posted on : Aug 20th, 2021 | By | Category: This Sunday's Service

We are Back in the Sanctuary at 11am on Sunday Mornings!!!! Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide the worship experience on zoom, but it is our hope to record on the church Facebook page. You can access the service live streamed from the sanctuary at https://www.facebook.com/WestHollywoodUCC. If you are not able to attend worship in person, we ask for your patience and understanding as we do our best to link to our FB page.

 

Commentary

If you were to teach to a child or a new friend “This is Who God is to Me !”  Or, “This is how I fell in love with God.”, What would you say????

Theologian Rachel Held Evans wrote several theological books.  But her newest book What is God Like is really special. She had a new baby and a 3 year old and she wanted to design a book for them.  She started on this book that explores the mystery and the nature of God, but she ended up getting a horrible infection two months into her work and died.  Her husband, her good friend and an illustrator teamed up to bring her beautiful book to life.  We will share this beautiful book , read portions of Psalm 139, and together we will think about God, who God is to us, and all the ways God appears to us.

See you Sunday, either in person or virtually.

Rev. Lisa Bove, Minister of Mental Health and Wellness.

 

Psalm 139 (portions thereof)

O God, you have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from far away.
You search out my path and my lying down,
and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
O God, you know it completely.

Where can I go from your spirit?
Or where can I flee from your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, you are there;
if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.
If I take the wings of the morning
and settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me fast.
If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light around me become night’,
even the darkness is not dark to you;
the night is as bright as the day,
for darkness is as light to you. 

For it was you who formed my inward parts;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
that I know very well.
How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
I try to count them—they are more than the sand;

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