West End United Methodist Church

Encounter Service of Prayer and Presence, November 9, 2022

Speakers:Emily Robbins
Topics:Encounter Service of Prayer and Presence

This is the tenth of the Encounter Worship Series, a mid-week service of  “prayer and presence,” taking place in conjunction with West End’s Wednesday evening dinner and programming.  The theme for the current series is “Healing.”   Emily Robbins, West End’s Director of Youth Ministry, leads the service this evening, and Matthew Phelps, West End’s Minister of Music, is the music leader.  The scriptures for the evening are Psalm 27 and Acts 9.36-43.  Tonight’s theme is grief and includes ways to care for ourselves during the holidays.  Emily gives us personal examples of grief, and then she gives us strategies for dealing with that grief.  She then challenges each person to use the time of reflection to write a “prayer palm” about grief..   (NOTE: Below is a pdf of this evening’s program for viewing and/or downloading.)


  • Psalms :27
  • Acts :9:36-43


Encounter Service Bulletin (11/9/2022)