PAUL SANNER
Dear God, your unfailing love and mercy never cease,
fresh as the morning and sure as the sunrise.
To you, we give up the burdens of this day, trusting your love and mercy. 
To you, we surrender ourselves, trusting our risen Lord
to lead us always in the way of peace, today, tomorrow and forever.
(incl. Lamentations 3:22-23)
Scripture
Ephesians 2:1-10 
He Tore Down the Wall

It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah. Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.

The Message (MSG)
Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson
Reflection
Closing Prayer
Dear God, creator of our world and all of the time-space continuum -- thank you for this day and all days. We know that we can always be more -- more caring, more loving, more generous. We can always be more open to your plan for us. Please help be to be more alert to your voice in my wilderness, please help me to know and do your will.  
-Paul Sanner
Updates
Below you will be able to download a dove with an olive branch – the sign for peace in troubled times.  Please print out the page, cut out the dove, color it, paint it, glitter it, or leave it plain and put it in your front window. Print out multiple copies and put them in multiple windows! When people walk or drive past your house, they can wave or honk so that you know you are not alone!!  

-The Faith Formation Commission
The Presbyterian Church in Westfield continues to burn as a light in the darkness as our community weathers this fearsome storm of illness. Our reach of care continues to extend far beyond our immediate borders. You can help us make a real impact in the lives of others by joining in our work through your time, your talents, and also in the fruits of your labors.
Please watch your email, our church website and Facebook page for updates on the ways in which you can worship at home!

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