West End United Methodist Church

Encounter Service of Prayer and Presence, February 15, 2023

Speakers:Erin Racine
Topics:Encounter Service of Prayer and Presence

The Encounter Worship Series is a mid-week service of  “prayer and presence” taking place in conjunction with West End’s Wednesday evening dinner and programming.  Rev. Erin Racine, Pastor for Spiritual Formation, leads the service this evening, and Matthew Phelps, Minister of Music, leads the music.  Tonight our scripture is Deuteronomy 6.4-12, 20-25, the Shema and its accompanying verses, relating the commandments of God to the people.  We are reading the scripture with the process of lectio divina.  First, Erin asks us, as she reads the scripture, to note a word or phrase that grabs our attention.  After that, Erin reads it again, asking us to consider whether we hear something that causes us to do something, an invitation, a call to action.  There is a time of silence for reflection.  (NOTE: Below is a pdf of this evening’s program for viewing and/or downloading.)


  • Deuteronomy :6:4-12, 20-25


Encounter Service Bulletin (2/15/2023)