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This Sunday's Service: "A New Vision"
In the gospel reading for the 4th Sunday in Lent, we explore one of the miracles attributed to Jesus: a beggar blind from birth is healed and can now see.
Join on Sunday at 10 AM (either in person or streaming live online) as we explore the meaning of this miraculous story for our lives today. Message: Pastor Sal Sapienza. Music: Peter Black and Stan Greene.
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Last Week's Service
In the gospel reading for the 3rd Sunday in Lent, Jesus encounters the Samaritan woman at the well. He tells her of the "living water" that never runs out. What did Jesus mean when he spoke of "living water"? Where and how can we partake in it? Please enjoy last Sunday's service, when we considered the location and meaning of "Living Water," as we celebrated the 3rd Sunday in Lent. Message: Pastor Sal Sapienza. Music: Peter Black, Jeff Spangler, and Elizabeth Estes
Photos: John Pavlovitz at Douglas UCC
On Saturday, March 11, a sold-out crowd packed Douglas UCC for an "Evening with John Pavlovitz." The popular pastor, author, and activist last spoke at our church in 2018, and we were so delighted to welcome him back for an inspiring presentation and discussion. Afterwards, John signed copies of his books and posed for photos. See the slideshow above. Thank you to all who attended and to church member, Brenda Marcy, for the wonderful photos.
One Great Hour of Sharing
This week, please consider "One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS)," the UCC special mission offering of the United Church of Christ. These donations support disaster, refugee/immigration, and development ministries throughout the world. When a disaster strikes or people are displaced or made refugees by violence or extreme poverty, you are part of the immediate response and of the long-term recovery.
Because the UCC relates in mutual partnership to churches and organizations through Global Ministries and worldwide response & recovery networks, your contributions to One Great Hour of Sharing put you in the right place at the right time for the relief, accompaniment, and recovery of the most vulnerable. You meet immediate needs and you address the underlying causes that create those needs in the first place.
Watch for the special envelopes in your bulletin on Sunday, or if you choose, give online now here:
Order Your Easter Lily Plant
On Easter Sunday, we hope to have our altar filled with Easter lilies! Please consider purchasing an Easter Lily plant for $15. You can do so in honor or memory of a loved one, whose name will appear in the bulletin on Easter Sunday. You can take the plant home after our Easter service. To purchase a plant, please use the special "Flower Offering" envelopes in the pews this Sunday or order online. Thank you!
Maundy Thursday Sign-Up
Our annual Maundy Thursday supper will be held on April 6 at 6 PM in the Friendship Hall, followed by a service in the church. If you plan on attending, please sign the sheet in the Friendship Hall or email Julie Ridl.