Saturday February 23, 2013

BRATTLEBORO -- Worship this Sunday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, the second Sunday of Lent, will include the story of Jesus putting off Herod’s threat to kill him saying he has to cast out demons and cure the sick today and tomorrow. It goes on to describe Jerusalem’s ingratitude for prophets sent to it. The scripture is found in Luke 13:31-35 and will be read by Ron Francis.

Pastor Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, "Keeping to the Agenda," will explore Jesus attention to the timing of his mission and one’s reception of that work.

Pastor Meachen will take a turn sharing a mission moment describing the church’s Ministry of Spiritual Formation, describing Monday Morning Quarterback Bible Study that explores Sunday’s text and sermon in greater detail and asks how parishioners can live their faith out the rest of the week.

Holy Communion will be celebrated and the choir, directed by Jenny Hinton, will sing "Come Unto Me." All are welcome to the Taize Lenten Prayer Services each Monday during Lent at 9 a.m. and the Lenten Bible Study at 11:30 a.m. each Sunday during Lent, "What Wondrous Love: Holy Week in Word and Art."

For a ride, e-mail fumcob@gmail.com or call 802-254-4218. For more details check the website at gbgm-umc.org/Brattleboro/index and sign up for the weekly e-newsletter.

The church is located next to Renew Salvage at 18 Town Crier Drive off Putney Road, across from the Shell station and is handicap-accessible. Come as you are. All are welcome.