West End United Methodist Church

Encounter Service of Prayer and Presence, February 8, 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 Numbers 14.1-11, a scene where the Hebrews in the desert have received mixed reviews about the land of Canaan from spies that were sent out, and they’re ready to defy Moses and head back to Egypt.  For the process of visio divina we are asked to relax, look at the scene before us (a desert scene projected on the screen), and invite God to help us ponder the scripture as Erin reads it.  As she reads it a second time, she asks us to imagine that we, ourselves, are in the scene.  (NOTE: Below is a pdf of this evening’s program for viewing and/or downloading.)


  • Numbers :14:1-11


Encounter Service Bulletin (2/8/2023)