Students from Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School will lead Guilford Community Church’s online worship with communion Sunday, February 7 at 10 AM (find link on the church homepage of this website). The service will also be broadcast on BCTV at 8 AM on Sunday and 6:30 AM on Wednesday. Pastor Elisa Lucozzi, having taken time off to rest, pray, and reflect in advance of Lent and Easter, will return to the pulpit next Sunday, February 14.
In this Sunday’s service, Nedelka Prescod, a first-year Andover Newton student, will offer a reading from the Psalms. Music selections, all performed by the students, will include Mark A. Miller’s “Welcome”; “Alleluia,” by Jerry Sinclair, arranged by Heidi Butler; “As We Gather at Your Table,” by Carl P. Daw Jr.; and “Every Praise,” by Hezekiah Walker and John David Bratton. The sermon explores the history and meaning of communion and is given by EmmaRae Carroll, a second-year seminarian. The communion service is led by the Rev. Ned Allyn Parker and the Rev. Sarah B. Drummond, both deans at the seminary. Other students taking part in the service are Daryl Denelle, Jyrekis Collins, and Heidi Butler. Guilford Community Church organist, Patty Meyer, will play music from Paul Simon Billy Joel and Billy Joel for the prelude and postlude.
Guilford Community Church is an Open and Affirming and Just Peace congregation of the United Church of Christ. For more information call 257-0994, check the website at www.guilfordc.sg-host.com, or friend us on Facebook at “Guilford Community Church.”