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• Friday, April 24th, 2015
Blessings All,
This Sunday the scriptures will be 1 John 3:16-18 and John 10:11-18 with a sermon entitled:  “Taking A Step.”  Mike and I will be out of the office tomorrow and Saturday – Mike to a birthday celebration in Mass. and I will be attending the Vermont Conference Annual Meeting at Lake Morey Resort with Betty and Wayne Staples.  During that time I will be meeting with our new consultant from the Center For Progressive Renewal.  Her name is Claire Bamberg and she serves a church in Conn.  Our hope is that she will visit Vergennes next month and connect.
Have a great weekend – and I hope to see you on Sunday
in Faith,
Gary
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• Saturday, April 18th, 2015
Blessings to you all,
This coming Sunday we will be worshipping at 9:30 here at the church.  The scriptures will be:  1 John 3:1-3 and Luke 24:36b-48 with a sermon entitled:  “On The Way.”  We will be receiving the annual One Great Hour of Sharing offering.  After church we will have a study time focusing on the “Nature of Scripture.”  If you have a copy of the book, Making Sense of the Bible, we will focus on chapters 14 – 18 including such titles as:  “Is the Bible inspired?”  and  “Is the Bible Inerrant and Infallible?”  This subject area is a major area of contention between different “flavors” of Christianity.  We will include a video clip and EVERYONE is welcome to participate in the discussion.  We will meet in the Manse after some coffee time following worship.
Have a great weekend and I hope to see you on Sunday.
In Faith,
Gary
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• Saturday, April 04th, 2015

Blessings All,

As we continue to move through the remembrances of events of the past we are in the midst of the pits – it being about 3:00 on Friday afternoon.

Easter Sunrise Service at 6:45 at Comfort Hill Farm
Pancake Breakfast at 7:00 in the Fellowship Hall
Celebrating Easter in worship at 9:30.

The text for this Sunday is: Mark 16:1-8 and the message will be “The Next Chapter.”

We will be decorating the cross again this year and we will be celebrating Communion and I expect there may be an Easter surprise or two.

I hope to see you

God Bless You

Gary

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• Friday, March 27th, 2015

Blessings to you all,

This coming Sunday begins the intense journey from Palms to Passion and finally to Easter. We will focus on Palms and Passion this coming Sunday with the first part of the service with palms followed by a dramatic reading of the Passion (will those who are reading please be at church at 9:00). The scripture for the Palm portion is: Mark 11:1-11 while Matthew 26-27 will be our focus during the readings. There will be an activity time for the younger children if the parents wish to have them downstairs rather than up (pre-k and k). We are encouraging the older children to stay upstairs during the Passion, which is intense but such a major part of the story of Jesus and the story of our faith tradition and our faith personally. Of course if parents would prefer that their children be downstairs – that will work as well.

The Maundy Thursday service will be held in the sanctuary beginning at 7:00 on April 2nd – followed by the Watch Night Vigil.

The Ecumenical Good Friday Service will be held at 4:00 pm at the Vergennes Methodist Church.

An Easter Egg Party and Hunt will be from 9:30 – 11:00 am on Saturday the 4th

Easter Sunrise service – 6:45 at Comfort Hill Farm
Easter Breakfast at 7:00
Easter Celebration 9:30

This would be a good time to invite a friend or two to share in this part of the faith journey.

It will be a blessing to see you on Sunday

in Faith

Gary

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• Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

March 29, 9:30am : Palm/Passion Sunday – we will have the children parading with the Palms early in the service and we will end with a dramatic reading of the Passion.

April 2, 7pm: Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service – We will share Communion around table and again include readings of that eventful night.

April 2, 8pm – April 3, 3pm: Watch Night Vigil

April 3 (Good Friday), 4pm: Ecumenical Good Friday Service – at the Vergennes Methodist Church

April 5 (Easter), 6:45am: Easter Sunrise Service at Comfort Hill Farm

April 5, 7am: Easter Breakfast – cooked by the REAL MEN of the church in the Fellowship Hall (see Mike O’Daniel)

April 5, 9:30am: Easter Morning Celebration – with the flowering of the cross

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