Sunday, February 21

Join us Sunday, February 21st  as we continue on our Lenten journey with our worship series Again & Again: A Lenten Refrain. In Lent, we’re reminded that, again and again, suffering and brokenness find us. And yet, in the midst of the motion blur chaos of our lives, God offers a sacred refrain: “I choose you, I love you, I will lead you to repair.” Again and again, God breaks the cycle and offers us a new way forward. Readings for this service will include a passage from Genesis and the Gospel of Mark. The sermon by Pastor Lucozzi is entitled “Take a Walk on the Wild Side.” Music under the direction of Peter Amidon includes two anthems “I Want Jesus to Walk With Me” a traditional African American spiritual, arranged Peter Amidon featuring Dwayne Johnson on trumpet and “Woyaya,” words by Annie Masembe from Uganda, set to music by the band Osibisa and also arranged Peter Amidon. Our hymns for this Sunday will be “Lord Jesus Who Through Forty Days” by Claudia F. I. Hernaman, “In the Midst of New Dimensions” by Julian Rush and “You’ve Got to Walk That Lonesome Valley” a traditional American folk gospel song with two of our youth singing the lead.   The children’s story for our service is the classic tale “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak. Come journey with us! Come sing this holy refrain with us again and again. Everyone is welcome.

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 or on the church’s Facebook page at