March 26th John 9:1-41 Ephesians 5:8-14
Truth about Sickness and Sin
the Lenten Theme: “What is Truth?”
2nd 5th Sunday of Lent. Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 April 9th Palm Sunday! The Start of Holy Week. Matthew 21:1-11, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a (Did you know this is also called ‘Passion Sunday’? Why you ask? It is referred to as Passion Week because in that time, Jesus Christ truly revealed His passion for us in the suffering He willingly went through on our behalf. What should our attitude be during Passion Week? Well, perhaps we should be passionate in our worship of Jesus and in our proclamation of His Gospel! As followers of Jesus, we cannot and must not have only words, but in action, worship and service, as Jesus did.
13th 6:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday Experience begins with a soup meal downstairs, then a
worship time to follow. (Maundy
is a word translated as ‘command’ and on this night before his crucifixion,
Jesus commanded his disciples to “take of the bread and the cup” and as we do,
to remember his death and all it means.)
14th 12 noon at St. Ambrose Good
Friday Service of the Cross (our
ecumenical worship with the churches of Lincoln, Bristol, New Haven, Monkton
16th 6AM! Easter Sunrise Service at top of Gove Hill (across the bridge
and up the hill opposite church) Breakfast at Burnham Hall follows!
28:1-10, Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4
23rd Second Sunday of
Easter…. John 20:19-31, Acts 2:14a, 22-32 I Peter 1:3-9
Third Sunday of Easter…. Luke
24:13-35 Acts 2:14a, 36-41, I Peter
American Baptist Churches of Vt/NH Regional meeting will be
May 5th and 6th at the Fireside Inn and Suites in West
Lebanon, NH. Annie Svitavsky, Don
Palmore and Karen Wheeler will be our delegates. If any others are interested in attending,
call the church office. Judy has
information on the gathering. The
Theme: A Sure and Certain Hope; the Church of the Future.
Young Life Golf Tournament May 22nd Each golfer
raises $750 to play 100 holes!! Prizes,
Piles of Fun, Snacks, Dinner…. All
proceeds go to Young Life of Addison County.
If you can’t play, would you consider sponsoring one of the
golfers? So far in our church… Paul
Wood, Todd Goodyear, Kevin Tillotson
Pulpit Committee Update
The nine members
of the Pulpit committee are David Weaver (chair), Jim Brown,
Patrice Wassmann(secretary), Ann Pollender, Shari Rowinski, Nancy
Schaedel(Co-chair), Steve Danyow, Bill Finger, Heather Estey (assistant
This committee is
responsible for securing an interim minister and searching for candidates for a
permanent pastor. Currently our activities are directed at finding an interim
minister who will be able to begin serving our church immediately after Pastor
Dave retires. This interim pastor will be full-time and will guide us as we go
through the process of grieving the loss of Pastor Dave, beginning to discover
who we are as a church body without his leadership, and where we see our
mission for the future. The interim pastor will serve for possibly 6 to 12
months, and will likely be a retired pastor who is willing to help us through
this process but who is not planning on taking a permanent position. There will
be opportunities for the church body as a whole to take part in the selection
of a permanent pastor and we will do our best to keep you all informed. We will
need your participation in this process so that the final choice of a permanent
pastor is the right person. This is a big responsibility for the entire
congregation as it will influence the direction of our church and the wider
community for years to come. We need your prayers!! Please also continue to
pray for our beloved Pastor Dave and Donna as they face this large transition
in their lives. If you have further questions about this process please ask one
of the members of the committee.
Prayer is the
opening of mind and heart – our whole being – to God, the Ultimate Mystery,
beyond thoughts, words and emotions. We open our awareness to God whom we know
by faith is within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than
choosing - closer than consciousness itself. Contemplative Prayer is a process
of interior purification leading, if we consent, to divine union.
We will be starting our
group on Saturday, January 7, meeting from 7-8 p.m. at the church. This
is open to those of all faiths. Speak to
Glynn or Patrice if you have questions. Contact the church office for their contact information.
We have fun for the young and old! On Tuesday mornings the play group is meeting upstairs in the nursery for parents with young children, from 9:30 – 10:30.
On Thursday mornings the seniors gather for a mean game of cards. You don’t know what you’re missing – lots of laughs, food and fun.
On the third Thursday of each month Greg and Nancy Orvis host the Senior Lunch at Burnham Hall. There is always entertainment beginning at 11:30, with lunch at noon. Donations are accepted. Please note that the Senior Lunch this month will be on
Friday , April 28.
Way back in 1996 a group of men from
the five towns rode the bus down to our nation’s capitol to join
one million other men in the Promise Keepers conference, “Men of
Integrity”. So rich and moving was this experience that we decided
to continue meeting here at home, and have done so for the past
sixteen years. Our current gathering spot is The River, location
of the Bristol Christian Fellowship. Meeting at 7 a.m. followed by
breakfast at Snap’s, our format is patterned after the “KISS”
(keep it simple, stupid) slogan of Alcoholics Anonymous – gather,
get coffee, pray, read a book or the Bible, discuss, pray, adjourn.
Currently we are earnestly engaged in a Bible study on some aspects
of the life of David the King. All men are welcome!!
The only criteria for participation are
a desire to mature in your relationship with Jesus and to discover
how to serve Him in church and community.
So come on down! We can always squeeze
in one more seat!
Attention all Children (and their parents!)
We will be welcoming Helen Weston the last Sunday of March and again April 2nd and 9th to work with the children during their Christian Education time. They will be working on something special to present to during the service on Easter Sunday!
FMS/GWG Update! Feed My Sheep has now been updated to include Grow With God. GWG is people in the congregation, and community at large, that are stepping up to help with growing vegetables to help feed those in need. We have received a donation of seeds from High Mowing seed company! Thanks! We will be planting sooner than you might think - indoors!
Also, there has been a marvelous response to materials needed to continue, and grow, Feed My Sheep. More than 30 people are involved in one way or another! That is feet on the ground ministry! Thank you, and bless you, one and all!
Ten students from the 5-7th grade Sunday
School Class took a trip to the Lincoln General Store….
In search to find God….What is He like???? (here are a few of their findings!!!!)
God is like a Newspaper….He knows everything that
is going on!
God is like Snyder’s Pretzel Pieces…He is bursting
God is like Jolly Ranchers…He is sweet and jolly!
God is like KING size Candy Bars…it is Christ
Size-King of Kings!
God is like a
cow...He never stops “MOOVING”!
God is like ALL…He gives His All!
God is like a Price Tag….He bought us for a price!
God is like firewood….He makes us feel warm on the
God is like Maple Cookies…He is so naturally sweet!
God is like Life Savers…He saved our lives through
God is like double-stuffed Oreos…He is stuffed with
Goodness and Love!
God is like a Pay Day…each day He pays us with His
God is like Sparklers…He lights the way!
God is like Pure Leaf Drink…when you read His story
it’s sweet and the aftertaste isn’t bitter!
God is like Skittles….He is loved by most!
God isn’t like Monster Energy….He is no
monster – just full of perfect loving energy!
isn’t like Butterfingers…He doesn’t have butter fingers so He won’t let
you slip away!
Pennies From Heaven
the past month we have received an additional $18.50. PFH has also purchased
some study books that will be used by Todd with Young Life.
Please keep the pennies and
“can tabs” coming!