DUMMERSTON - Worship at the Dummerston Congregational Church UCC in Dummerston Center will focus on Mark 7: 24-37, two healings stories. The sermon is, "There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy." The Children’s’ Story is from I Samuel 18, David and Jonathan. Children begin in worship and then go to an open classroom. The offertory music will be Song to a Seagull by Joni Mitchell, played on the flute by Philip Thomas, Dummerston resident, who holds a degree in music composition from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA which he attended on scholarship. As a teenager Mr. Thomas studied flute with Deirdre McArdle Manning, currently principal flute with the 92nd Street Y Orchestra in NYC; improvisation with Dave Burns, trumpet player with Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, and many other jazz greats; composition with the distinguished Hungarian-American composer Tibor Serly. Last month Mr. Thomas’ flute quartet "The Wissahickon at Dusk" premiered on Maine Public Radio with international artists Carol Wincenc, Deirdre McArdle Manning, Nora Lee Garcia, and the composer performing. Mr. Thomas lives in Dummerston where he teaches flute, composition, improvisation and computer notation, and freelances as editor and engraver in the music publishing industry. Set up for Apple Pie begins after worship, and pie making starts Monday, 9 a.m.- noon and 6-9 p.m. All are welcome to help make 1500 pies.