Sunday Worship 8.23.20

CLICK HERE to watch the video of our worship service from August 23, 2020. The service was lead by Rev. Katelyn Macrae, musicians Jen Greenwood, Esther Nui and the RCC Choir, reader Ingrid Cichoski, and Zoom host Nathan Sadler. We also welcomed our friends from South Hero Congregational Church as they worshipped with us in their Pastor’s absence.

CLICK HERE to see the worship bulletin.

Sunday Worship 8.16.20

CLICK HERE to see the video of the worship service on August 16, 2020; lead by Rev. Joan Newton O’Gorman. Thanks to Zoom host Carole Furr, Musicians Jen Greenwood, Esther Nui and the RCC Choir, and Esther Nui for reading our scripture.

CLICK HERE to see the worship bulletin.

A Message from our Guest Preacher,
Rev. Joan Newton O’Gorman 

Dear members and friends of Richmond Congregational Church, United Church of Christ ~    
BC (before Covid19), the month of August would be a time of continuing preparation and coordination for the start-up of Sunday School and faith formation opportunities for people of all ages.  May we please use this Sunday as an opportunity to share with each other some responses to these questions: 

  • Who has helped to shape your faith?  Parents? A teacher, coach, camp counselor?
  • Where are those places that have inspired you?  A cathedral or a summer camp?  A mission trip or a youth retreat?  
  • What sustains your faith?  Reading scripture?  Singing and playing music?  Silence and meditation? 

I will share a brief reflection about Mrs. Meschler, my landlady in Brooklyn.  I was 12 years old when we first met and the stories of her faith, family and resilience shaped me in ways I am still understanding.  Let’s meet on Sunday in that place where we inspire, support and guide each other in our faith journeys sharing the stories from scripture and our own lives that have shaped and formed us.   

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Sunday Worship 8.9.20

CLICK HERE to see a video recording of our Sunday Worship Service from August 9, 2020. Rev. Joan Newton O’Gorman lead the service, with Carole Furr as reader and Zoom host, Namo Chaisri, Esther Nui and Jen Greenwood provided music.

CLICK HERE to see the Worship Bulletin.

Weekly Emails

Our weekly email “This Week At Richmond Congregational Church” is distributed through email and available online on our Facebook page and website.  This includes information pertinent to the upcoming worship service and the week ahead.  Pastor Katelyn begins the email with a message, and the body is filled with interesting “ads” and articles about events in the church and wider community. This page is interactive and offers brief glimpses of news and announcements.

To sign up for or read the latest issues and archives of our email newsletters and special announcements, please click here.

Special Worship Service 7.19.20

On July 19, 2020, we tried a different kind of worship service with Rev. Joan Newton O’Gorman at the helm. See her message below.

CLICK HERE to see a copy of the worship bulletin

In this season of change and possibility, this season of change and creativity, you are invited to view a video of a reflection that was recorded last week; a conversation between me (Joan) and Rev. Cordelia Burpee, Pastor of the South Hero Congregational Church, UCC.  We met on the lawn of the church and shared a conversation in response to the Gospel reading, the Parable of the Sower – Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23.   You are invited to view the recording of Cordelia and me reflecting in parables in general and the Sower parable in particular in advance. Then, on Sunday morning at 10 AM, let’s zoom for a conversation and responses to the reflection. I look forward to seeing you on Sunday for our conversation.   

This is a season of seeds. How is your garden growing?  Living in Grand Isle we support our local farms and farmer’s markets with deep gratitude for their labor and their imagination in providing delicious and healthy offerings to the community. Just yesterday, on a back road, we discovered a new pop-up farm stand. It is the size of a shed and packed within were the most amazing fresh picked green and purple beans, lilac petal jelly, and homemade pasta. Seeds and plants. What is taking root in your life?  How are you weathering the changes of this time? 


CLICK HERE to view the follow up conversation from Sunday morning.

7.12.20 Sunday Worship

CLICK HERE to see the video of our Sunday Worship Service from July 12, 2020. The service was lead by Pastor Katelyn and her helper, Anna. Kathy Kort was the reader, and Jen Greenwood provided the music. CLICK HERE to see the worship Bulletin.

Worship 7.5.20

CLICK HERE to see a video of our remote worship service 7.5.20. During the service, we celebrated communion and Independence Day. Rev. Katelyn Macrae lead the service, Dave Thomas was the reader and Nathan Sadler was the Zoom host. Special music was offered by the RCC choir, Esther Nui, and Jen Greenwood. CLICK HERE for the worship bulletin.