The artist took inspiration from a passage in Jacobus de Voragine’s 13th-century ‘Golden Legend’, which describes how divine vengeance brought a plague to Rome. In the painting, plague-stricken figures lie in torment in the streets, while to the right, a good angel commands the bad angel to strike with his spear the homes where the plague will enter.
In this painting we find themes of “life and death, paganism and Christianity… symbolism and fantasy” (Musée de d’Orsay). Reflect on this painting and the hope we have in Christ Jesus who is high king over all things, even plagues, as you prepare your heart for worship.
10:15am Facebook Live Service
Our Sunday service begins at 10:15am using our Facebook Page: Cornerstone Congregational Church – Westford, MA (no account needed). Whether you regularly attend Cornerstone or this is your first time we hope you can join us.
Our worship team leader has recommended a few songs for you and your family to sing together in preparation or following the service.
Order of Worship
Welcome to our church and new friends tuning in!
1) Opportunities to understand the Coronavirus and better love our neighbors.
COVID-19: Fear, Facts and Faith
Tuesday, March 31st, 7-9pm
Colson Center Short Course
How Christians can Love their Neighbors during the Coronavirus – Ed Stetzer
Tuesday, March 31st, 8-9:30pm ET
Eventbrite.com (cost $49)
Westford Area Public Assistance Programs: Food Pantries, Community Suppers, Services – We’ve posted a directory of local Westford helps programs on our website. Please contact them if you would like to make a donation or have a need they can meet.
2) Opportunities to keep learning and growing as a church family.
LifeWay Kids at Home Digital Pass
They’re offering it for free.
Way to keep discipling your kids.
3) We would appreciate your continued support.
Offerings can be mailed by check or set up a direct pay option with your bank to:
Cornerstone Congregational Church
32 Graniteville Road
Westford, MA 01886
Prayer of Invocation
Pastor Jonathan invites the Holy Spirit to come and be a part of our service and lives.
Every sermon series we memorize a verse by saying it twice during a worship service, usually with some words removed. Our current foundation verse is:
Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” (NIV)
Monica will share some of the ways God has moved in Cornerstone youth ministry this year. Let’s celebrate and pray for this ministry.
Time of Prayer
Time to pray for our church, lives, and town. If you would like us to pray for you, please post them in our LiveStream or email them to our Prayer Network Coordinator (disable pop-ups before clicking) for prayer after the service.
Reading of Sermon Text
Please turn to Matthew 8:14-17 (NIV).
Pastor Jonathan preaches a sermon on today’s text and what’s happening in our lives. The sermon is available on our website with accompanying discussion questions.
Numbers 6:24-26 (ESV)
24 The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
Thank you for tuning into today’s service. See you on Tuesday, Wednesday, or next Sunday.