United Presbyterian Church of West Orange


COME JOIN US!


   Although we are suspending church services at this time,

         we are pleased to announce we have gone VIRTUAL!



   Each Sunday, we will be celebrating worship at 9:30 am:



 ~~  Find us (live) on Facebook “United Presbyterian Church of West Orange”


                 AND


   ~~ We are also on ZOOM

https://zoom.us/j/672951538?pwd=MnpjT2xTVkUwR2tNZi9FR3hKc2xaZz09 


   Call or text Karen @ 973-997-1088 for log in info or call in numbers.

        Call the church office @ 973-731-1868 for additional information.


                  AND


  ~~   Please check out our YouTube Channel:


     United Presbyterian Church of West Orange - YouTube




 


      Virtual Worship  @ 9:30am,  August 8th

          -   Rev. Rebecca Migliore , preaching

                -   Lectionary is (Ephesians 4:25—5:2)

 

 

      Ephesians 4:25—5:2 asserts that Christians are called to behave differently from the status quo, old ways of being in the world are to be put away. The people have a new life and called to imitate God and live in love. What a thing – to think one could imitate God would have, in the past, been considered the height of arrogance. However, Christ changed all this; he embodied the way of God and revealed what God and the love of God look like.

     The specific reference to the topic of anger is worth noting – anger is not seen as a sin, rather as a legitimate response to certain circumstances. Pain and injustice exist, and people live with and are caught up in these things. Sometimes, the right response to a situation may well be anger that motivates acts of justice and reconciliation, but anger should not be motivation for further injustice.

      We might look at the list given here as a list of rules, but through Christ, the whole notion of rules is done away with. What is offered is a process of transformation. The people of God are changed because of a relationship with God, a relationship sealed in Baptism. It is, therefore, God’s love and reconciliation brought about through Christ that becomes the formative building block of Christian life.


 

Sunday Morning Worship
(in normal times)

8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

20 Old Indian Road
West Orange, NJ 07052
973.731.1868
info@upcwo.org
The United Presbyterian Church of West Orange is handicapped-accessible.