Guilford Community Church will have its usual Easter Sunrise at 6:45am and family service at 10am on Sunday, April 12, with the added blessing of online service right into your home computer or phone!
At 6:45am Rev Lise Sparrow will broadcast (click here: LIVE on ZOOM) from a hilltop in Westminster West, hoping to catch the sunrise over mountains Wantastiquet and Monadnock.
At 10am (click here: WATCH WITH US) the service will be as usual as possible, with music prepared by a host of church musicians, with music prepared to enhance our Easter celebration. “Are You Ready” a gospel favorite, “Now the Green Blade Riseth”, “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today”, “Billings’ Easter Anthem” and the “Hallejuah Chorus” by Handel are all included in the service. Teens from the church will read scripture for the day and Rev. Lise Sparrow will share the final release of Noah and the animals from the Ark for the children’s story. The homily for the day has extra meaning, given the social isolation most are experiencing. The congregation will offer prayers for all affected by the CO-VID virus and a chance to share in a ZOOM coffee hour after the service. Everyone is welcome to join both services and the ZOOM call after. All links are on the Guilford Church webpage at guilfordchurch.org.
Our lovely Easter flowers are given …
In loving memory of our parents
Peter and Mary Alice Amidon
In memory of Diane O. Ashworth
In honor of William Murray and healthcare workers worldwide
In memory of Betty Murray, Alice and William Breunig,
and all those who have died of COVID-19
Fred Breunig and Patrice Murray
In memory of Mom, A-ma & A-pa,
Grandma & Grandpa Stix
Katharine and Lauren Breunig
In honor of all who CARE about the Human RACE.
Peace for all people. Patience for and with all people.
Prosperity for all people. Prayers for all people.
Cheri Ann Brodhurst
In memory John Christie & Elizabeth Warner
In honor of Lise Sparrow
In memory of Charlie
In memory of Shirley Harris Crockett and Betsy Shay
In memory of Joe and Jeremiah Crompton
In honor of Phoebe Crompton
In memory of John and Nancy Drechsler
In memory loved ones
In honor of Alice A. Vial
In memory of Theodore M. Vial, Phyllis B. Green, and John O. Green
Tom and Connie Green
In memory of loved ones
In loving memory of my son, Conor,
my mom and dad, Carolyn & Charles MacInnes, Grandma Millard, Uncle George, Nana & Grandpa MacInnes, Aunt Doris, Linda Maitland, Mary E. Barry, Margaret Ratheau, Linda King, Nancy Miller, Peg Hunter, Pooja Meyer,
and in honor of Rev. Lise Sparrow
In memory of Pooja Meyer and Mel Meyer, Chris’s father
Chris and Patty Meyer
In honor of all who have been afflicted by COVID-19,
and all the millions of people on the front lines fighting this disease.
Sue and Ken Owings
In memory John & Margaret Wesley and Milly Jean Stilley
Julie Peterson and Jack Wesley
In memory of Dorothy & Clarence Morrill
Tom and Nancy Ragle
In memory of Jennifer Lynn Terry,
David Lambert Terry, Ruth Mariah Scott
Perrin Scott and Tom Yahner
In memory of Rich Blazej, Doris and August Spahr, Jr,
Jules and Marietta Blazej, Kirsten E. MacGregor, Preston W. Brown
In memory of Edie, Pete, and Lynn D. Sylvester
From Patrice Murray: Thank you to all of the flower donors—with all that is happening in our lives, it is wonderful to have this beauty in our sanctuary.
PICKUP INSTRUCTIONS Because the sanctuary elements of our Easter service are being prerecorded, flowers will be available for pickup beginning Saturday afternoon, April 11.
Please continue practicing social distancing in case others are at church at the same time.
The flowers will be on the “back porch” (under cover) with a list of who ordered which flowers (in case you have forgotten). If you have not yet paid, please mail a check payable to: GCC (memo: Easter flowers), 38 Church Dr., Guilford VT 05301
($12 for Martha Washington geraniums; $14 for daffodils and tulips.)
Please check our website for updated information and for the program bulletins to all these services. The services will also be posted afterward on Youtube under Guilford Community Church and on BCTV.
Guilford Community Church is an Open and Affirming/Just Peace Congregation of the United Church of Christ. If you are having trouble finding the links, feel free to call Fred Breunig at 254-9010, and for more information call 257-0994, check the website at www.guilfordchurch.org or friend us on Facebook at “Guilford Community Church”. Services can be found on BCTV Wednesday morning at 6:30am and Sunday mornings at 8am or anytime online at www.brattleborotv.org. Please know you are in our prayers always and ever and that we hope you are able to enjoy all the blessing of Spring.