Guilford Community Church, an Open and Affirming / Just Peace congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), continues its online worship tomorrow at 10 AM with a service entitled “Being the Resurrection: A Celebration of Hope, New Life, Resurrection, and Love in Prayer, Poetry, and Hymns” which will be led by the church’s lay leaders Fred Breunig, Blessed Ngoma and Cheryl Redmond. The service will also be broadcast on BCTV at 8 AM and again on Wednesday morning at 6:30 AM. The link to the premier online showing can be found on the church homepage at guilfordchurch.org. Brian Remer will lead worship on May 16 and Pastor Elisa Lucozzi will return to the virtual pulpit on Sunday, May 23.
In Sunday’s service, former lay leaders Al Franklin and Cheri Ann Brodhurst will also participate in the service reading Scripture and Prayers, respectively. Guilford Community Church organist, Patty Meyer, will play selections by Cunningham Grant and Joseph Haydn for the prelude and postlude. Musical offerings by the GCC Virtual Choir led by Andy Davis will include “Lord of the Dance” by Sydney Carter; “God Has Done Marvelous Things,” from Rosetta Matthews; and “How Can I Keep From Singing?” by Pauline T. (words) and Robert Lowry (music). Mary Alice Amidon will sing her own composition “The Gift of Love” accompanied by Becky Tracy (violin) and Keith Murphy (guitar). An archival recording from 2018 will feature Guilford Church’s 9 o’clock choir singing the 19th century Shaker song “Love is Little.” Among the poets featured during the service will be Mary J. Harrington, Ellen Bass, Joyce Rupp, Joy Harjo, Lucille Clifton, Sarah Siegel, and Wendell Berry. For the children’s story, Robin Davis will read In the Heart, by Ann Turner (illustrated by Sally Mavor). Prayers and concerns for the world and our time are also a regular part of our time together. Everyone is welcome—please join us!