BRATTLEBORO -- Worship at First United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 17, at 10 a.m., the fifth Sunday of Lent, will include the story of Mary anointing Jesus’ feet with costly perfume and wiping them with her hair. The scripture is found in John 12:1-8 and will be read by Betty Stacy.
Pastor Cheryl Meachen’s sermon, "Extravagant Holiness," will explore Mary’s radical ritual act of love for the Lord and what its implications are for people’s lives today.
The Holy Communion will be celebrated using a Celtic liturgy in honor of St. Patrick’s Day and the choir, guest directed by Patti French will sing, "Cry of My Heart." All are welcome to the Taize 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."
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.