West End United Methodist Church

A Leap of Faith

Speakers:Carlos Uroza
Topics:Children's moment, Holy communion, Sermon

This is Epiphany Sunday.  Rev. Carlos Uroza, pastor at Woodbine UMC and a graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School, who is preaching today, grew up in one of the many places in the world where Epiphany is a special time, with children waking up early and getting gifts.  Grace requires a response, as in the Epiphany story where grace comes in the form of the star in the sky, but those magi then made a long journey in response.  We can also be messengers/angels, which can seem like a tall order, but we can respond to grace by making ourselves available so God can be revealed in our lives.    (NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are livestreaming the early service only, using a chamber choir but having no congregation.  NOTE:  The video begins with the Children’s Moment, but once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The entire service is videoed.)

References

  • Matthew :2:1-12

Downloads

Worship Service Bulletin (1/3/2021)

Audio

A Leap of Faith (Children's Moment & Communion Meditation)