June 13

Guilford Community Church, an Open and Affirming/ Just Peace congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), continues tomorrow with 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 guilfordchurch.org or on the church’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/guilfordVTUCCchurch

Join us this Sunday, June 13th as we celebrate our graduates during our Sunday service. Our readings for this service include “The Preface to Leaves of Grass” by Walt Whitman and a selection from the Gospel of Matthew as well as a poem by Rumi.  The sermon by Pastor Lucozzi is entitled “The Best Commencement Address Ever.”  Music under the direction of Peter Amidon includes the hymns “I Will Guide Thee” an old American hymn, “My Heart Is Ready” by Cindy Kallet, arranged by Peter & Mary Alice Amidon and a special reprise of “Don’t Be Afraid” by John L. Bell. Our anthems will be “Woyaya” words by Annie Masembe from Uganda, set to music by the band Osibisa and “Blue Boat Home” Peter Mayer’s text set to a traditional Welsh tune arranged and accompanied by Peter Amidon. Our Children Hymn will be “On Children” by Ysaye Barnwell sung by Terry Sylvester, Mary Alice Amidon, Fred Breunig and Peter Amidon and the children’s story for our service is “When I Grow Up I Want to Be Me”

by Sandra Magsamen. Prayers and concerns for the world and our time are also a regular part of our time together. Everyone is welcome.