Brian Porto will be leading worship this week! Brian is preaching on a very interesting story from the Gospel of Luke 8:26-39. In this story, Jesus enters Gentile territory, a place which, for a Jewish man, was considered “unclean”. While there, Jesus is accosted by a ‘demon possessed’ man. He is an outcast who lives in the ‘tombs’ thus he too, by then Jewish cultural traditions would be “unclean”. All of which means that Jesus, the Jewish itinerant rabbi proclaiming the coming kingdom of God, goes to an unclean land to meet a man possessed by an unclean spirit living in an unclean place. This is, in short, the very last place Jesus should be. . . . And it is exactly where GOD usually shows up! Want to learn more? Come to church!
I will be away at the United Church of Christ General Synod meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I am excited to be a delegate for the Vermont Conference. At General Synod, we study and vote on resolutions that determine the financial and educational and justice focus of the denomination. Plus there are incredible worship experiences as well as delegates from UCC churches all across the globe!
You can learn more about General Synod here: https://www.synod2019.org/en/uccsynod2019
Check out the Summer Church Newsletter at the Newsletter link!
JOY – Lucia
Church Calendar this Week Lucia is away at General Synod until June 28th
Sunday, June 23rd 10:00 Worship with Brian Porto Preaching
11:00 Congregational Meeting to vote on Pastoral Transition
Monday: 7:00 AA Meeting
Sunday, June 30th 9:00 Combined Choir Rehearsal (at the UU) 10:00 Combined Worship Service to Celebrate Old Home Day AT The First Universalist Society of Hartland 4 Corners – a combined service with our neighbors and partners in ministry at the UU church!
July 4th – OLD HOME DAY – is rapidly approaching! Hartland’s largest town event begins with the Parade down Rte. 12 again this year at 10:00 (yes, 10 AM!!!!). Floats are always needed! IF YOU ARE INTERESTED in working on a Church “FLOAT” please contact Cindy Hale or Lucia! We have participated in the parade the last several years and it is FUN!!
This year’s theme is a great one to use for a float design: SUPERHEROES!!!!