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This Sunday we welcome Pastor Katelyn back just in time to celebrate Earth Day. We will also be taking a special collection for church “Camp-erships”. Guest musician Suiong Wong will be tickling the ivories for us this week.
Come join us Sunday at 10 am!
A word from our Guest Preacher, Rev. Josh Simon
Thank you for hosting me this Sunday. I love visiting different churches in the United Church of Christ. Eastertide is upon us. Again, we worship the risen Christ. Again, we sing songs of resurrection, joy, and hope. Again, we are reminded that Jesus’ teachings were not defeated but instead were reinvigorated. His resurrection shed a light on his teachings. In fact, in our scripture passage for Sunday amid a resurrection story, he again teaches to two disciples who were on their way out of Jerusalem. He teaches us the importance of breaking bread with one another. ~ Josh
Josh Simon is the Associate Pastor at First Congregational Church in Essex Junction. He is originally from Wisconsin. In 2016, he graduated from Chicago Theological Seminary. He’s been a pastoral intern in Chicago and Santa Fe, NM, and before arriving to Vermont, he was a chaplain at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. He is passionate about social and economic justice. His primary mission to and in the church is to help empower youth to be disciples of Christ.
This Sunday we welcome Rev. Dr. Barbara Purinton to the pulpit. Barbara was the minister here for many years prior to Pastor Katelyn’s arrival. We look forward to celebrating worship with her and sharing a time of fellowship after the service.
In anticipation of her return, she sent the following note:
“I look forward to celebrating worship with you once more, ten years after I left RCC to work for the Vermont Army National Guard. In the years since, I received my MFA from Goddard College, served four congregations as an Interim pastor, and welcomed a grandson (now almost 8!). Charlie and I still live in North Hero.”
Join us for our Easter Sunrise Service at 7 am at Volunteer’s Green, Bridge Street, Richmond. After the service, we will have an Easter Breakfast (approximately 8 am) at Richmond Congregational.
Our traditional Easter Worship Service will be held at the church at 10:00 am. This service is family oriented, with a children’s message and lots of special music ~ a grand celebration for all!
Palm Sunday – March 25, 2018 Worship Service at 10:00 am followed by brunch & Capital Campaign Dreaming Meeting
Wednesday – March 28, 2018 Lent Labyrinth Meditation in the Parlor from 12 – 8:00 pm
Maundy Thursday – March 29, 2018 Ecumenical Worship Service at 7:00 pm at Williston Federated Church, with Ecumenical Choir
Good Friday – March 30, 2018 Worship Service at 7:00 pm at RCC with Williston Federated Church
Easter Sunrise Service – April 1, 2018, 7:00 am at Volunteer’s Green followed by breakfast (8:00 am) at RCC
Traditional Easter Service – April 1, 2018 at 10:00 am at RCC
Join us at 7 pm Friday, March 30 for our Good Friday worship service. Our friends from Williston Federated Church will be joining us to remember the Crucifixion, death and burial of Christ.
Join us this Sunday, March 25th at 10:00 am, for our Palm Sunday service followed by our capital campaign “dreaming” meeting and delicious brunch! All are welcome!