West End United Methodist Church

Lift Up Your Eyes

Speakers:Carol Cavin-Dillon
Topics:Sunday service

Today is the third Sunday for our summer sermon series, “Rise and Shine,” examining a number of passages that offer light as an image of God’s presence and grace.  The reading for today is from Isaiah’s word of hope and good news to the people in exile.  It is a very appropriate reading for Juneteenth, a remembrance of the day in 1865 when the last of the slaves got the good news that they had been freed.  These moments when God breaks through are important for our faith.  We have much work to do, though, as demonstrated by so much racial strife since, but the celebration and the journey toward liberation are critical as we know God is with us in the struggle as well as in the celebration.    (NOTE: We are livestreaming both services, and we are returning by degrees to in-person worship following the COVID pandemic.  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.)


  • Isaiah :60:1-5


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