Saturday February 2, 2013

NEWFANE -- The First Congregational Church of Newfane welcomes back to the pulpit the Rev. James Scott as guest preacher on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. The title of the Rev. Scott’s meditation is "Do You Love Me" with scripture readings from the book of Joshua 2:2-7 and the Gospel of Matthew 11:28-30.

Music for the service includes congregational hymns "Come, Christians, Join to Sing," "Let Us Break Bread Together" and "Now Let Us from This Table Rise." The choir will sing the anthem "What a Friend" written by Nancy Price and Donald Besig.

Martha LaMoria, organist and music director, will play the prelude "The Perfect Gift" by Donald Lee Moore and the postlude "Lord, Dismiss Us With Your Blessing" by John Fawcett. Sunday school begins at 10:15 a.m. and there is child care available during the worship service.

Events for the upcoming week include the Early Education Services Playgroup from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and Al-Anon at 7:30 p.m. on Monday; Sew What’s meet at 5 p.m. on Tuesday; Deacons’ meeting at 11 a.m.; Trustees meet at 6:30 p.m. and Church Council at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday; Handbell Rehearsal at 5 p.m. on Thursday; Helping Hands from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday.

There will be a dedication service for the new addition to the church building during morning worship on Sunday, Feb. 24.

Visit the church website at www.newfanechurch.org or call the church at 802-365-4079.