West End United Methodist Church

Living the Loving Light of Christ

Speakers:Erin Racine

Today is the seventh and final 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.  Today’s reading is from Revelation 21 and 22, a glimpse into a vision for the new Jerusalem.  Why would a vision of Paradise be a city rather than a beach setting, for example?  But God is a God of community, and the vision is one of Jerusalem made new – God dwelling with the people, with all of the people, with all nations coming into the city, a city characterized by abundance, safety, and healing.  God calls us to live out the values of the New Jerusalem in the here and now, and therein lies our calling as a church.  (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.)


  • Revelation :21:10, 22-27; 22:1-5


Early Service Bulletin (7/18/2021)

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Living the Loving Light of Christ (Children's Moment & Sermon)