Worship at Rotterdam UMC takes place each Sunday morning at 10am. During these trying times please review our Home Page to determine if we are meeting in person or through virtual worship only.
Current Worship Series – Holy Vessels: A Season of Recovery
He took our infirmities and bore our diseases.” Matthew 8: 17b
Each of us is created a precious and holy vessel of embodied love. We have been through a harrowing time since last Lent that has shattered our sense of wholeness–body, mind, and spirit–like a glass vessel fractured into pieces. In this Lenten “season of recovery” for our physical, communal, mental, intellectual, and environmental health, we will explore the healing narratives of Jesus that tell of divine solidarity with human suffering and remind us that we can begin a journey toward making something beautiful from that which is seemingly broken. Beach glass offers us a multifaceted symbol of this transformative process.
If you take a look at a piece of sea glass, you will notice the worn edges of it and the color, you can feel a texture and the thickness of it. You can examine it as a treasure, knowing that is completely unique and embracing the fact that it is unique and that each of us, no matter how we are made are unique and wonderfully made.
This year we have been faced with the fragility of life, and now more than ever we need time to heal and recover from what we have been through.
Tonight we focus on the elements of earth, fire, air and water as we understand how each can be used to transform dust into something beautiful and amazing.