Join us March 14th, the fourth Sunday of Lent as we continue on our 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. This Sunday we see that again & again, God Loves First. Readings for this service will include a passage from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians and the Gospel of John, as well as special prayers in recognition of St. Patrick’s Day and marking one year since the COVID pandemic began. The sermon by Pastor Lucozzi is entitled “Shedding Our Skin.” Music under the direction of Andy Davis includes the anthems “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” words by Elisha Hoffman; music by Anthony Showalter arranged Andy Davis and “Wondrous Love.” Our hymns for this Sunday will be “As Moses Raised the Serpent Up,” an English ballad melody sung by Tony Barrand, “Love Call Me Home,” words and music by Peggy Seeger, arranged by Peter Amidon and “Dear God, Embracing Humankind,” sung by Cathy Hess, with Rachel Johnson on piano and Dwayne Johnson on trumpet. The children’s story for our service is The Girl Who Wore Snakes by Angela Johnson. 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 guilfordc.sg-host.com or on the church’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/guilfordVTUCCchurch