LITURGICAL COLOR: WHITE
The paraments – the cloths on the cross and pulpit – are white in celebration of our Covenant Renewal Sunday and the Baptism of Our Lord. Today we remember that Jesus presented himself to be baptized, not because he needed to have sins washed away, but to show us a first step in establishing our relationship with God through a public display of faith and repenting from sin.
COVENANT CELEBRATION THIS SUNDAY
On February 14, South Shore UMC will celebrate and reaffirm baptismal vows, membership vows, marriage vows, and discipleship vows as part of our worship services.
We look forward to this wonderful time of celebration and hope you will join us!
If you are interested learning more about baptism or feel called to be baptized, please connect with Pastor Sarah via email@example.com.
If you plan to worship with South Shore virtually that day, please have with you at home: a small bowl of water, a candle and candle-lighter, and a cross to hold in your hands. If you plan to worship with South Shore safely in-person that day, please bring a cross to hold in your hands with you to worship.
SERVICE OF ASHES ~ WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17
We will begin the Season of Lent by gathering for our Service of Ashes this Wednesday,
safely in-person and via broadcast.
Join us for this time of reflection and song.
Nursery provided for children birth to PreK 4; please RSVP for Nursery care to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, February 15.
REGISTER FOR SAVIOR LENTEN STUDY – STUDY BEGINS NEXT WEEK!
Pastor Sarah will lead a six-week Lenten Study based on Rev. Magrey deVega’s series Savior: What The Bible Says About The Cross. The study group will convene twice weekly through Lent:
On Sunday Mornings safely in-person February 21 through March 28 at 9:35am
On Monday Evenings February 22 through March 22 with the Jesus After Dark Small Group [contact Mary Priolo via email@example.com for more information]
On Wednesdays at Noon February 24 through March 24 via ZOOM.
This study explores six different atonement theories – how it is humanity is reconciled to God though we are sinful – presented in Scripture.
Class participants are invited to purchase a copy of Savior, but it is not required. It is available for purchase through Cokesbury and Amazon.
It is important that persons register to attend these studies so that we can meet as safely as possible. RSVP to Pastor Sarah by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
COFFEE WITH THE PASTOR THIS SUNDAY
Are you interested in learning more about South Shore or meeting Pastor Sarah?
Join her safely for Coffee With The Pastor during the 10:00 hour on the second Sunday of the month either in person in the Family Room outside the Administrative Suite or via Zoom.
Let Pastor Sarah know to expect you by emailing email@example.com so she can best coordinate the visit.
‘CAFÉ FAITH’ STUDY THIS WEDNESDAY
Café Faith is a Wednesday lunchtime study and fellowship opportunity. We gather via ZOOM link. Join us as we enjoy our meal, enjoy our fellowship, and enjoy time spent in the Word with God. We return to our leadership study using Weak Enough to Lead by Rev. Dr. James C. Howell. Our guiding text for this week’s discussion is Genesis 44 and 45.
Email Pastor Sarah – firstname.lastname@example.org – to receive the Zoom Link information.