What’s it like to come to Mid-week Lenten Worship at Princeton UMC? The 30-minute services are Tuesdays from noon to 12:30 in the small chapel; entering by the ramp door.
They continue every Tuesday through April 11 on the theme “Let All of Me Kneel before God’s Holy Name.”
For the first one on March 7, a dozen people gathered as Rev. Catherine Williams led worship on the theme “We worship God with our flesh,” meaning that the soul/spirit is not necessarily more important than the body.
Christopher McWilliams began by playing the evocative “Song of the Dark Woods” by E. Siegmeister, followed by the hymn “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence.”
Everyone read the following passages.
and 2 Corinthians 4:7-10.
“The psalm reminds us of the care that God takes in forming bodies, and that even what we perceive as imperfections or physical flaws are useful to God in our worship and service,” said Catherine.
“The apostle Paul speaks of carrying about in his body marks that signify both the death and the life of Jesus. We are encouraged to worship and serve God with all of our bodies – this indicates true devotion.”
For a time of reflection, she offered the video This Is My Desire by Michael W. Smith.
After prayer, she closed with a couple of rousing rounds of the chorus This Little Light of Mine.
Then everybody enjoyed the delicious lunch served by Lula Crawford. For her African Pea and Potato soup recipe, click here.
EVERYone is welcome for Lenten Tuesdays. Come if you can!