Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Jesse Tree

jesseforlabWorship this Sunday, December 1st at 10 am celebrates the first Sunday of Advent with the theme, Hope. Rev. Cheryl Meachen will present “The Jesse Tree”, a depiction of Jesus’ lineage through the stories of his amazing ancestors beginning with a shoot coming from the stump of Jesse’s lineage which seemed dead. Scripture from Isaiah 11:1-10 will be read by Betty Stacy. Our liturgical dancers will billow using long bands of fabric. Holy Communion will be celebrated. The church is located at 18 Town Crier Drive off Putney Road and is handicap-accessible. All are welcome!

 

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Our Life’s Work

i am the breadWorship this Sunday, November 24th at 10 am will include the reading of Jesus telling the disciples, “I am the Bread of Life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty” in response to their questions about the loaves and fishes and the manna and quail. This scripture is found in John 6:25-35 and will be read by Jane Clarke. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, entitled, “Our Life’s Work” will explore Jesus’ admonition that the work of God is that we believe in him. This service will celebrate our thanksgiving for Jesus in our lives and will include Holy Communion. The choir will sing “Let Us Give Our Thanks Together.” Saturday is our annual United Methodist Women’s Christmas bazaar from 9-1 where you can purchase beautiful crafts and delicious baked goods. All proceeds are passed through to missions and charities. You are also welcome to join us for Thanksgiving services on Wednesday at 10:30am at Thompson House or 6pm at the parsonage. The church is located at 18 Town Crier Drive off Putney Road and is handicap-accessible. All are welcome!

Rendering the Law Obsolete

Jesus teaching at the TempleWorship this Sunday, November 10th at 10 am will include the reading of Jesus’ parable about the Hebrew law where, if a husband dies, his brother will marry the wife to continue the family line and a situation where this happened seven times, raising the question as to whose wife the woman would be in the resurrection. This scripture is found in Luke 20:27-38 and will be read by Mary Anne Deer. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, entitled, “Rendering the Law Obsolete” will explore the importance of human laws to maintain order in human society contrasted with the divine order in which none of those laws apply. Our monthly Wishing Well offering will benefit the Windham County Heat Fund. Our choir, led by Jenny Hinton, will sing “I Will Be the Vine.” The church is located at 18 Town Crier Drive off Putney Road and is handicap-accessible. All are welcome!

Communion of Saints

all-saints-day-2Worship this Sunday, November 3rd at 10 am will include the reading of the beatitudes and golden rule; scripture found in Luke 6:20-31  to be read by Leslie Kramsky. Rev. Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, entitled, “Communion of Saints” will invite testimonies from the congregation of the saints in their lives. All are welcome to bring pictures and memorial objects of those saints. We will celebrate Holy Communion. It is the Lord’s Table, all are welcome to receive the bread of life. The church is located at 18 Town Crier Drive off Putney Road and is handicap-accessible. All are welcome!