May 3 is the fourth Sunday of Easter called Good Shepherd Sunday and the first of a sermon series on contemporary Christian writers. Tomorrow’s focus is on the work of Rachel Held Evans,to mark the one year anniversary of Evan’s death from an allergic reaction. Her work as a traditional evangelical turned Christian progressive has been an important crucible for young people seeking a Christianity that speaks to the times. Scripture from 1 Kings 19 and Matthew 6: 25-34 complement her reflection on the evolutionary vision of God and the children’s story echoes the scripture, featuring a reading by Mary Alice Amidon of the book “In the Fiddle is a Song by Durga Bernhard. Anthems for the day include “Lilies of the Field” by Roger Hoffman and “ Blessed Quietness” and hymns include “Nada Te Turbe”. All music is recorded for the day by members and friends of the church, including Zara Bode, Carolyn Wesley, Derrick Harnish, Perrin Scott, and Peter and Mary Alice Amidon with accompaniment by Patty Meyer. The congregation will also share in the lighting of candles and holy communion and in a coffee hour on ZOOM after the service. Everyone is welcome.
Guilford Community Church is an Open and Affirming/Just Peace Congregation of the United Church of Christ. If you are having trouble finding the links feel free to call Fred Breunig at 254-9010, and for more information call 257-0994, check the website at www.guilfordchurch.org or friend us on Facebook at “Guilford Community Church”. Services can be found on BCTV Wednesday morning at 6:30am and Sunday mornings at 8am or anytime online at www.brattleborotv.org. Please know you are in our prayers always and ever and that we hope you are able to enjoy all the blessing of Spring.