which makes us have that confidence in God,
in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love,
which nothing can shake.”
- Basil C. Hume
Zoom Easter Service
United Church of Ludlow
Although we will not be together in person for our Easter Service, we will be having a Zoom service complete with music on April 12, 2020 at 10:00 am. If you would like to participate in the service, please do not hesitate to call us at one of the numbers below before Sunday:
Home phone: 802-228-6275
The Bulletin for the service and the words to the hymns are at the end of the newsletter. They are also available as .pdf documents which you can download when you receive an invitation to the Zoom service.
Hopefully we will see you in church!
George and Linda
In Chinese calligraphy the word crisis is made up of two characters: danger and opportunity. COVID 19 has given us the opportunity to be more mindful of how our actions can affect others and how we can reach out to others even at a distance. If you or anyone you know of in our community needs help in any way, please contact
Laura Lienhard firstname.lastname@example.org (802) 236-7310 or
Linda Thomson Thomson131VT@gmail.com (802)-228-6275
Carolyn Gauthier, Susan Kneebone, Kathy Doyle, Annie Oakes,
Herb Van Guilder, Terry DeYoung, Ginny Kottkamp, James Almond,
Evelyn Tucker, Evelyn Verro, Pam Dundy, and Judy Edwards
continue to need our prayers, phone calls, cards, and emails or texts
We know the power of prayer. If you have others to add to our
prayer concerns, please email Thomson131VT@gmail.com
Thank You for Mailing in your Offering
Anne continues to be happy to receive your offering by mail. You have been very responsive, and we do continue to get your checks. This allows us to continue to pay our bills and pay the salaries of all our employees. These are very trying times and they are all so appreciative they do not have to have to try and collect unemployment!!
Please continue with your weekly offering by writing a check to The United Church and sending it in to Anne Oakes at 145 Merrill Rd., Ludlow, VT 05149.
Thank you so much.
We just learned the Governor has extended the “Sheltering in Place” order until May 15 so we will not be seeing one another for a while. Remember however, you still can be and need to be social while sheltering in at home. You have lots of methods at your disposal so contact at least two friends or neighbors every day to check in or just be social! Use your land line, your cell phone, email, text, Facebook, messaging, Zoom or some other form of social media. It is so important for us all to be social with our acquaintances. You can even get some fresh air and exercise by inviting folks to go for a walk keeping 6 ft away. It does work!
April 12, 2020
SERVICE OF WORSHIP
The grace of our LORD Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the
Holy Spirit be with you all.
(2 Corinthians 13: 13)
CALL TO WORSHIP (Sandy)
Christ is risen!
The Lord is risen indeed!
He lives today!
He lives with us!
HYMN 302 Christ the Lord Is Risen Today Stanzas 1 & 5
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
SOLO “Above All” Composed by: Paul Baloche and Lemmy LeBlanc
Dean Alexander, Tenor
READING OF SCRIPTURE
THE EPISTLE LESSON I Corinthians 15: 1- 11
THE GOSPEL LESSON John 20: 1-18
SERMON “ Calling You By Name”
HYMN 303 The Day of Resurrection Stanzas 1 & 3
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
THE LORD’S PRAYER (“trespasses”)
PRAYER RESPONSE Hymnal, No. 473
Lead me, Lord, lead me in thy righteousness;
Make thy way plain before my face.
For it is thou, Lord, thou, Lord only,
That makest me dwell in safety.
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
HYMN 315 Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain Stanzas 1 & 2
Words to the Hymns for Easter Zoom Service
Christ the Lord is Risen Today
Christ the Lord is ris’n today, Alleluia
Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heav’ns, and earth, reply, Alleluia!
Hail the Lord of earth and heaven, Alleluia!
Praise to Thee by both be given, Alleluia!
Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!
Hail the Resurrection, thou, Alleluia!
The day of Resurrection
The day of resurrection!
Earth, tell it out abroad;
the Passover of gladness,
the Passover of God.
From death to life eternal,
from earth unto the sky,
our Christ hath brought us over,
with hymns of victory.
Now let the heavens be joyful!
Let earth her song begin!
The round world keep high triumph,
and all that is therein!
Let all things seen and unseen
their notes in gladness blend,
for Christ the Lord hath risen,
our joy that hath no end.
Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain
Come, ye faithful, raise the strain of triumphant gladness;
God hath brought forth Israel into joy from sadness,
loosed from Pharaoh's bitter yoke Jacob's sons and daughters,
led them with unmoistened foot through the Red Sea waters.
'Tis the spring of souls today; Christ hath burst his prison,
and from three days' sleep in death as a sun hath risen;
all the winter of our sins, long and dark, is flying
from his light, to whom we give laud and praise undying.