Rev. Philip Wilson is guest preacher at Dummerston Congregational


DUMMERSTON -- Worship at the Dummerston Church this Communion Sunday, May 4, begins at 9:30 a.m. All who seek to follow Jesus and to walk in love and charity with their neighbor are warmly welcome to share in this sacrament of grace.

Guest preacher this week is the Rev. Philip Wilson, retired Episcopal priest and member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Brattleboro. Rev. Wilson lives in Putney with his wife Susan. He retired as rector of the Church of the Redeemer in New Jersey after serving there for 22 years.

The scripture lessons will be Acts 2:14a, 36-41 and Luke 24:13-35. The meditation is "On the Road to Emmaus: What Does it Mean to be a Person of Faith?" The Children’s Chorus will sign joyous songs of Easter, and the Children’s Story will be by Billie Slade, Church School Director. Music leadership will be provided by Franz Robert, organist. The special offering this week will go for camperships for Dummerston children. Checks may be made to DCC and marked "Camp."

Today, May 3, at 1 p.m., there will be a funeral service for Russell and Barry Nutbrown, with committal and reception following.

On Wednesday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to noon, the church will show the movie "For the Bible Tells Me So," with discussion following. This is a moving series of real-life stories of five very normal, Christian, American families as these people of faith handle the realization of having, or being, a gay family member. Other times to see the film at church this month are Tuesday, May 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. with soup; or Wednesday, May 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. It is also available through Netflix.

Caring and Sharing, the church’s semi-annual clothing give-away, will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (note corrected dates). All in need are welcome to come and "shop" for free. Donations of clean, wearable spring and summer clothing and household goods are much appreciated, especially clothing for children and infants. Children’s or infants’ toys or furniture, or electronics, will not be accepted.

Today is Green Up Vermont Day. Meet at the church at 9 a.m. to pick up bags and maps. Bring a picnic to share on the Common when the work is done or pick up bags and Green-Up on your own schedule.

The church is located at 1536 Middle Road, Dummerston Center. It is a Green Justice Congregation of The United Church of Christ. For more information about this energetic, faithful, friendly and mission-oriented church, contact Pastor Susanna Griefen, 802-257-0544,


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