At this time church office hours are changing a little: Wednesday's and Friday's from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm instead of 9-2.
If you need Aleks or the church at another time please call the church office at 885-3456, leave a message if we're not get there and we'll get back to as soon as we can.
We apologize for any inconvenience and stay safe everyone!
Let us come together to WORSHIP on Sunday ~ September 13th, to Celebrate Grandparents & the Elderly of our Church!
08/28/2020 UPDATE - The pastor is being treated for a tick-borne illness and is on medication ~ with a follow-up to take place in two weeks.
Thus, the plan is to re-open for worship on Sunday ~ September 13th when we will Celebrate Grandparents.
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!
There will be NO worship services until further notice as the pastor is ill.
Please do NOT call her, she will reach out for help if it is needed!
We apologize for any inconvenience!
Happy Father's Day to all the fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, Godfathers, foster father and all others out there who deserve the title of "father!"
GOOD NEWS! GOOD NEWS! GOOD NEWS!
We will be back in worship this coming Sunday ~ June 14th at 9:30 am. However, everyone should wear a mask... if physically possible... or sit away from others. We will have extra masks available.
Plus, we do not need to space ourselves (we have room) and there will be NO fellowship time after worship at this time!
PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND & TELL OTHERS!
Lessons for this week are:
Matthew 9:35-10:8; Genesis 18:1-15; Psalm 116:1-2; Romans 5:1-8
Hope is throughout these readings... Oh how the world needs hope... God's timing is always perfect!
Words of Assurance for the days ahead...
In God's faithfulness, we are made well. In Christ's love, we discover righteousness and peace. In the Spirit's sustaining power, we find strength for the journey...
Thanks be to God!
From the Pastor...
The first Sunday in June is Trinity Sunday and the lessons are:
Matthew 28:16-20; Genesis 1:1-2; 4a; Psalm 8; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13
During the week, see how many things you see or can think of that could represent the Trinity...
In the month of June, these folks celebrate a birthday:
June 1st Carman Hoag & John Hawkins ~ 5th Scott Rogers ~ 9th Karen Therrien ~ 15th Larry Pepin ~ 26th Carly Weeks ~ and the 28th Elaine Rogers...
We congratulate John Hawkins on becoming a License Pastor. The graduates this year from SHS are Ethan Bertone and Madison Tennis and from Green Mt. Union Caitlyn Williams and her sister Abby.
IF, the major project in our building gets done... IF the hand sanitizer automatic dispensers come... IF nothing else happens between now & then...
WE WILL GATHER FOR WORSHIP ON JUNE 14TH ~ 9:30 AM
You are One, O God, and you are Three.
You are majesty and mystery...
Make us in your image, we pray.
Make us one ~ make us "we!" Amen.
So Governor Scott says that church buildings may be open for worship at 25%... I do believe that when we open, ALL will have a place to worship with the rest of us!
To open, we must have the okay from our Bishop of the NEUMC Conference and we must have a plan. So, we (Pastor and trustees') are working on this plan. Every person will need to wear a mask and refrain from handshakes and hugs...
When the day comes... I WILL LET YOU KNOW A WEEK IN ADVANCE ~ SO EVERYONE CAN BE THERE!
Until then, the lessons for May 31st are:
John 7:37-39; Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; I Corinthians 12:3b-13
This Sunday is Pentecost... as Jesus' disciples huddled together in fear, the Holy Spirit entered their dwelling in rushing wind and tongues of fire. In that moment, the Church was born! Without Pentecost, the gospel would not have moved beyond the group of disciples huddled in the upper room. The power of God to create and renew life is the power of the Holy Spirit. May we have that "spirit" within us!
Be among us in power... We within us in truth... Surround us in love... In Jesus' name... Amen!
Joy flows through our readings for Sunday ~ May 24th, as the Easter season comes to a close with a vivid reminder that this is a season of celebration. Christ is risen! This Sabbath, Christ ascends to heaven. Even so, the Risen Christ is in our very midst, for we are the body of Christ, the resurrection community, called to rejoice as a church family. In and outside of the Methodist Church building, we should be a sign of God's glory for all to see!
Lessons for May 24th:
John 17:1-11; Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-10; I Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11
As we near the time when we will be together again... we need to plan. If anyone feels ill in any way ~ they should not attend worship. Families should plan to worship together in the sanctuary with EVERYONE wearing a mask. It will be difficult, but we will have to refrain from human touch.
As I have mentioned before, we will need to have face masks on hand ~ IF you know how to make these... please do.
At the trustees' meeting last week, they voted on doing a major project, while we are not allowed to gather. Therefore, we need you to send your weekly pledge in to Karen - addressed to the church (10 Valley Street)... also, the May Mission is an extra gift to the church... please give!
Loving God, we would serve thy glory by singing thy praise. We would serve thy Word by attending to thy Holy Book. We would serve thy will by doing some act for thy peace... Amen.