In This Week's E-Pistle, You Will Find:
This Sunday's Service: "The Vine & the Branches"
In the gospel reading for the 5th Sunday of Easter, Jesus tells us that he is the vine and we are the branches. The Source of All Life flows through the vine and into the branches. The branches will not bear fruit if they are not connected to this Divine Flow. In our lives today, many of us block this flow with our negative thinking and thoughts of unworthiness. We have forgotten our connection to the Di-Vine. Please join us for our "Video Worship Service" this Sunday, as we do some spiritual pruning and allow more of the Good to flow into our lives. Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Elizabeth Estes.
Tune-in on Sunday at 10 AM via our Facebook page, YouTube channel, or here on our website.
Last Sunday's Worship Service Video:
In the gospel reading for the 4th Sunday of Easter, Jesus tells us that he is the Good Shepherd, and he instructs us to follow his voice. But, how do we hear this voice in our lives today? The UCC's motto is "God is Still Speaking," so how can we attune ourselves more fully to the Divine Voice? Here is our "Video Worship Service" for last Sunday, when we learned how to listen more closely to our inner G.P.S. (God Positioning System), the Divine Voice within which is always leading us to pastures of plenty where our souls can find rest. We also honored Earth Day and our commitment as a Creation Justice Church. Message: Pastor Sal. Music: Peter Black and Stan Greene.
Click here to read, listen to, watch, and share last week's homily.
DUCC Supports the Tri-Community Recycling Committee Hazardous Waste Day
On Earth Day, Pastor Sal presented a $2,500 check on behalf of the Douglas UCC church to
Garnet Lewis of the Saugatuck City Council and Jim Sullivan of the Rotary Club of Saugatuck-Douglas to support their efforts with the Household Hazardous Waste Day event on May 1.
True North Meetups begin May 5
True North is a gathering of women and those who identify as being female. We will begin meeting in person next week on May 5 from 11 am until 12 noon on the lawn between 88 Spring Street and the Memorial Garden. Please bring a lawn chair and wear a mask. We will maintain a safe distance from each other. If the weather doesn't cooperate, those who are fully vaccinated can shift to the Friendship Hall.
May 5 – Betsy York will initiate a discussion on What is Your Biggest Fear.
May 19 – Pamela Chappell will present/facilitate on Intuition.
If you would like to be included on an email reminder, please email Karen Clark.
Observe National Day of Prayer with
May 6- Luke Brunett; 7- Cathy North
Birthday and Anniversary cards are a great way we can continue to reach out to one another during this time. If you wish to mail a card to one of our church members, addresses can be found in our Church Directory. If you don't have a directory, please let us know, and we will email one to you.
April 25, 2021
Viewers for April 25 Online Service Videos: 730
Online Donations: $3,162.71
Retreat House Use: $225.00
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