Join us January 24 as we confirm our own callings to serve and remember Jesus’ call to the first disciples. Together we will affirm the many ministries of our congregation and commission our committee members for the coming year. Readings for this service will include a passage from the prophet Isaiah and the Gospel of Mark, as well as a poem by the Sufi mystic and poet Hafiz. The sermon by Pastor Lucozzi is entitled “Go Fish!” Music under the direction of Patty Meyer includes a special offering by the children and youth “We Are One in the Spirit” by Peter Scholte. Our hymns for this Sunday include “Lord, You Give the Great Commission,” by Jeffery W. Rowthorn “ “Called As Partners in Christ’s Service” words by Jane Parker Hall; music by John Zundel and the African-American spiritual “I’m Gonna Live, So God Can Use Me” arranged by Peter Amidon. The children’s story for our service is a re-telling of the well-known story called “Stone Soup” by Heather Forest, illustrated by Susan Gaber. Prayers and concerns for the world and our time are also a regular part of our time together. 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 4pm and again at 11:00 pm. The link to the live-stream can be found on the church homepage at guilfordchurch.org.