Guilford Church celebrates sugar and water


GUILFORD -- Tonight’s Sugar Supper at the Guilford Community Church is the beginning of a weekend of celebrating the image of Christ as Living Water. Whether the fresh snow or the magical syrup made from sap of the maple trees, the magic of water and its importance is worth savoring.

The story of Moses finding water in the rock and Jesus offering water to the woman at the well even have a bit of the same flavor.

Sunday’s worship service at 10 a.m. is the second in the Lenten series focussed on the Names of Christ and "living water" catches this essential element of our existence and our spiritual tradition.

The service will include the favorite anthem "Jesus Gave Me Water" and Taizé hymns and chants in preparation for the film and discussion after church on the Taizé community.

Over the next five weeks, inspirational figures, Oscar Romero, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Nelson Mandela, will also be considered in film and discussion.

During the service Pastor Lise Sparrow and the congregation will also commission 14 congregants, mostly teens, as they head to Fossil Rim Game Reserve to help with tracking of endangered species.

Children of all ages are welcome to share in lessons focused on "what you do to the least of these you do to me" from Matthew 25. The congregation is involved this effort by bringing non-perishables for the food pantry.

Tonight’s sugar-on snow supper at the church will have three seatings: 4:30, 5:45, and 7 p.m. For reservations, call 802-254-9562 or e-mail

The church is just beyond the Guilford Country Store. For information call 802-257-0994 or 802-257-2776 or visit the website at


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