Women’s Group - Every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M.
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week of March 16 were $1,532.00. The costs for each week are $1,385.00. (derived by dividing the annual budget by 52 weeks).
Brenda Dansingburg is serving as the Altar Guild person during the month of March.
A time of fellowship following the service of worship is held in the social hall. Coffee, juice and refreshments will be served.
FOLA Follies, March 29, 7:00 PM, Ludlow Town Auditorium
As last year, the United Church is well represented in the second FOLA Follies.
Linda and George Thomson, Lisha Klaiber, Andy Ohotnicky, and Bob Kottkamp will sing and dance. Admission free; donation appreciated.
Ushers and Communion Servers for the months of March and April
This is a reminder for those of you who have signed up and a notice of those Sundays that are open. Thank you for your service to the church.
March 23 Anne & Andy
March 30 Kathy & Laura
April 6 Ginny & Bob Laura
April 13 *Open
April 20 *Open
April 27 Sandy & Jim
The banner hanging in the front of the sanctuary represents the wilderness, reminding us of the forty days that Jesus spent there, fasting and being tempted by the devil. The palms are for Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. And the purple, the color of royalty is a reference to Christ the King. The variety of purples and the black lettering remind us of the pain, suffering and passion that we remember as we pray during this season. Bordering the banner is the color of white that represents the anticipation of the Easter season.
Lenten Bible Study – Topic: The Last Week of Jesus’s Life
- Schedule for Lenten Bible Study
Session 4 – March 25 Ch. 5
Session 5 – April 8 Ch. 6
Session 6 – April 15 Chs. 7 & 8
Marcus J. Borg & Dominic Crossan, The Last Week
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES
Palm Sunday – April 13th – 10:15 A.M.
Maundy Thursday – April 17th – 7:00 P.M.
Service of Tenebrae
The Lord’s Supper
Easter Sunday – April 20th – 10:15 A.M.
One Great Hour of Sharing Offering - This year the theme for One Great Hour of Sharing is “We Are One.”
The focus is on sharing with our brothers and sisters in need around the world because we are connected with them in Christ Jesus.
We are called to care for those near and far, alike. From disaster relief, training programs, to boots and healthcare, your gift will make a major impact in the lives of real people.
Together we are showing the world, God’s love and compassion though acts of kindness, making the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church vehicles through which lives are transformed.
With your generous support, these vital ministries of life can continue. United Church of Ludlow will dedicate our OGHS offering on Palm Sunday, April 13.
The 219th Annual Meeting of the Vermont Conference of the United Church of Christ
.....Rooted and Grounded in Love
Where: Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, Vermont
When: Friday and Saturday, April 25 & 26
Annual Meeting is happening in April this year and its going to be a retreat. Gregory Norbet, retreat leader and prolific song writer, will guide us on our retreat. Rev. Anthony Acheson, working with Gregory, will lead our music while we are there. Gregory Norbet composed the setting for the “Holy, Holy, Holy” United Church of Ludlow uses for communion on the first Sunday of each month. Bob and Ginny Kottkamp are planning to attend the conference meeting. Other members of the congregation are welcome to attend as well.
Workshop coordinator, Gail Compton, is planning events that will be available to move our bodies, minds and spirits and the Worship Committee are designing worship experiences that will engage our spirit and our senses.
We hope that we will see you there. Annual Meeting registration is on-line this year, with the help of Lynn Thomas of the conference office, if you need it. Room registration is directly through the Lake Morey Resort. Lynn Thomas has all of the information you need to complete your plans. Check the Annual Meeting web site (see link) for all the details. www.vtcucc.org
Habitat for Humanity
We received the message below from the local Habitat for Humanity office. If you know of a family looking for housing who might meet the criteria, please contact Pastor Harpster, Sandy Peplau or Bob Kottkamp.
We are writing to share exciting news with everyone in the towns we serve. Our local Habitat currently has a home available for a Partner Family for immediate occupancy.
If you know of a family who is now living in substandard housing and has a steady income to pay a no-interest mortgage, please encourage them to apply.