Easter Sunday – April 4

Join us April 4th for our Easter Sunday Communion service as we conclude our worship series “Again & Again: A Lenten Refrain”. This Easter Sunday we are reminded that again & again, the sun rises. Readings for this service will include a meditation entitled “Being the Resurrection” by the Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein, a passage from the Gospel of Mark, and the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Music for this service was collaboratively directed by Peter Amidon, Andy Davis and Patty Meyer and includes a reprieve of our Advent worship series anthem “I Believe” by Mark Miller, Cathy Hess soloist, the anthem “We Rise” by Batya Levine and “Easter Anthem” by William Billings, sung by Emma Schneider, Amelia Fontein, Arthur Davis and Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin. We will also have a rousing closing song “Let It Rise” written by Steven Hurd as taught by Dr. Kathy Bullock who is also the arranger, pianist and soloist; with Steve Rice on percussion. Our hymns for this Sunday will be “Christ the Lord is Risen Today,” words by Charles Wesley, music from Lyra Davidica, sung by Andy & Robin Davis, Peter & Mary Alice Amidon, with Dwayne & Rachel Johnson on trumpet & piano, “Now the Green Blade Riseth” from the Oxford Book of Carols, arranged by Andy Davis and sung by Robin Davis and Perrin Scott, with Robin on dulcimer and Andy on accordion and “Eat This Bread,” a traditional chant from the Taizé Community. The children’s story for our service is “Jesus and the Children: a retelling of the Gospel story in Living God’s Way” by Ralph Milton shared by the Rev. Lee Moore. Everyone is welcome to share in this joyous day with us!

Guilford Community Church, an Open and Affirming/ Just Peace congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), continues Sunday worship online at 10am and on BCTV at 8am and again on Weds morning at 6:30am. The link to the livestream can be found on the church homepage at guilfordc.sg-host.com or on the church’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/guilfordVTUCCchurch