West End United Methodist Church

What's in a Name?

Speakers:Carol Cavin-Dillon
Topics:Children's moment, Lent, Sermon, Sunday service

Following our Lenten theme, Re:set, today’s particular focus is Re:name, and the text is the story of God’s changing the names of Abram to Abraham and Sarai to Sarah.  With the change of names comes a new relationship with God, and they now have a new purpose.  It happens when they are very old, indicating we are never too old to come into new relationship with God.  Here, too, God gets a new name, El Shaddai.  Jesus uses Abba, a term more like “Dad” or “Daddy,” again indicating a special relationship.  What names do we use for God?  Are we willing to be renamed by God?    (NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are livestreaming only the early service, using a chamber choir and having limited congregation.  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.)


  • Genesis :17:1-7, 15-16


Worship Service Bulletin (2/28/2021)