Upcoming Service Notes, April 24, 2016

The Fifth Sunday of Easter lectionary texts are about how God’s love embraces all people and all the universe, and how we are called to love one another and all creation as God and Christ love us.  We will hear from Kathy Kidder of West Newbury about the Help Kids India project and from Storme Odell about the Church World Service Kits project, both of which are ways that this congregation has shown the love of Christ to people in great need around the world.

We will remember Christ’s prayer “that they may all be one,” which is the motto of our denomination, The United Church of Christ.  We will reflect more on this on May 1st, next Sunday, after the Annual Meeting of the Vermont Conference of the UCC.

The lectionary scripture texts for this Sunday are Psalm 148, Acts 11:1-18 and John 13:31-35.  We will sing O How Glorious, Full of Wonder, and the stirring pre-Civil War anti-slavery hymn, Men, Whose Boast It Is, and I Sing the Mighty Power of God.