In This Week's E-Pistle, You Will Find
This Sunday's Service: "Loving Wastefully"
In thegospel reading for the 5th Sunday in Lent, Jesus's friend, Mary of Bethany, anoints his feet with costly perfume. But, Judas asks, "Why should an expensive ointment be wasted in such an extravagant gesture when it could be sold and the money used to feed the needy?"
Please join us this Sunday at 10 AM (either in-person or streaming live online) as we explore what it means to "Love Wastefully." Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Nancy Plantinga.
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Last Week's Service
Last Sunday, we heard one of Jesus's most powerful teachings: "The Parable of the Prodigal Son." This teaching reminds us that on the spiritual journey home, God runs to meet us and prepares a banquet for us. This is the perfect parable for us to focus on in the middle of the Lenten season, a time when we make preparations to come home to ourselves. Please enjoy last Sunday's service, when we explored together what this parable means for our lives today, especially during this season of Lent.
Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black, Max Brown and Doug Sipsma.
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Paul Murphy, In Memoriam
It is with deep sadness that we share the news that our Douglas UCC church member,
Paul Murphy, passed away at his home in Palm Springs, California, with his husband, Michael Mok, by his side. We will remember Paul's sparkling life, love, joy and humor at an upcoming service at Douglas UCC. Cards and consolations for Michael can be sent to his home address in Douglas, found in the Church Directory.
Welcome Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel!
At a special meeting on March 19th, the Michigan Conference of the UCC elected Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel as our next Conference Minister. Rev. Daniel will be overseeing all of the 150 UCC churches in the State of Michigan. You can learn more about our new Conference Minister by downloading her bio, below.
Fr. Richard Rohr Reorders the Universe
In last Sunday's sermon, Pastor Sal promised to share this New Yorker magazine article about Richard Rohr: Richard Rohr Reorders the Universe | The New Yorker
Dark Sky Children's Books for the Library
The Creation Justice Team is working with Saugatuck Douglas District Library to offer a children’s program during Dark Sky Week, April 22-28. We identified a set of appropriate books and are asking for help in purchasing them for the library. All you need to do is click this link, choose a book, and pay. The books will be shipped directly to the library.
Thanks for your help!
Maundy Thursday Service, April 14, 6pm