may be of service to you, please contact the church office at 802-228-4211 or Rev. Harpster at
802-875-8895. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to sign the
guestbook located at the entrance to the church.
Holy Week Services
- April 9 - Palm Sunday Service and Dedication of One Great Hour of Sharing Offering
- April 13 – Maundy Thursday Service with Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper and Tenebrae
- April 16 – Easter Service
Regarding Individuals in the Hospital or Sick at Home
It would be greatly appreciated if you know of individuals or family members in the
hospital or sick at home, to kindly inform the pastor, Rev. Harpster. He can be reached
either by phone at 802-875-8895 or by email at email@example.com.
-Women’s Group - Every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M.
-Executive Board Meeting on April 26 at 7:00 P.M.
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week of April 2 were $1,626.00. The costs
for each week are $1,438.46 (derived by dividing the annual budget by 52 weeks).
A time of fellowship following the service of worship is held in the social hall.
Coffee, juice and refreshments will be served.
Brenda Dansingburg will do the Altar Guild duties for the month of April.
Ushers for the month of 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.
April 9 Anne & Andy
April 16 Open
April 23 Open
April 30 Open
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.
Flowers really contribute to the beauty and sacredness of our Church on Easter Sunday.
Donations for Easter Flowers can be given to Anne Oakes.
If the donation is in memory or in honor of individuals, please include a written
notation of how you wish it to appear in the Easter bulletin on April 16.
All are encouraged to help to decorate our Church as we celebrate and glorify our Risen Lord.
Alternate Church Parking from April 1 – May 8
Due to planned renovations of the Pleasant St. Ext Bridge there will be
NO PARKING – TOW AWAY ZONE signs posted on Pleasant Street and Elm
(between Main and Pleasant Sts).
We have been granted permission to park behind the Ludlow Health Center on
Sundays when the ban is posted.
There has been some interest in forming a small choir for our church to possibly sing
on special occasions or even once a month. The best news is that Cathy,
our organist, is interested too!
We would not be doing the Messiah (at least to start), but do some very simple things.
To start, we might sing four-part harmony of some familiar hymns from the hymnal.
Practices would probably be before church on Sundays. You do NOT have to be an
opera singer or even read music. All that is required is an interest....
and some ability to carry a tune!
If you are intrigued by this possibility, please let Cathy or George know.
One Great Hour of Sharing
Our offering makes the love of Christ real for individuals and communities around the
world who suffer from disaster, conflict, or poverty.
One Great Hour of Sharing ministries reach people worldwide, including the
United States. Together we provide disaster relief, health care, education,
job training, shelter, schools clean water, and food.
Our offering to One Great Hour of Sharing helps meet the needs that make the
headlines and needs that headlines ignore. We give to this ministry on Palm Sunday
(April 9), but the good work done by our gifts gives life again, and again, and last much
longer. An offering envelope is provided for your convenience.
“Listening Session”: Windham Union Association Spring Meeting
The purpose of the “Listening Session” is for the Vermont Conference of the UCC
(state-wide organization) to understand the needs of our churches and our pastors
in order to equip congregations for Christ's Ministry and Mission today and tomorrow.
Each UCC church and its pastor across the state will complete the survey.
Responses will then be summarized for each church, each of the eight associations
and for all churches in the state. Please, please complete the survey as it is
important for planning in our church, churches in our association, and in the whole
state! Survey data will inform the discussions at the “Listening Session”.
It is important for our congregation members to participate in this anonymous
The “Listeners” at the Spring Meeting are Rev. Dr. Lynn Bujnak,
Conference Minister and members of the Conference Board of Directors.
They will also moderate and facilitate the discussions.
Please consider going as a representative of our congregation!
The meeting is at the Grafton Church, Sunday, May 21 from 1:30 to 3:30.
I have space for two people in my car.
Flyers with more information are hanging in the church.
Bob Kottkamp, Moderator, Windham-Union Association
YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
A year-long class….Diabetes CAN BE prevented
Location: United Church of Ludlow
Time: From 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
April 18th – Open session to learn about the program and all of its specifics to see
if it is a good fit.
Weekly Meetings: 16 session core curriculum
May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July (skipping July 4) 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22
Every Other Week Meetings:
September 5, 19
Monthly Meetings: First Tuesday of each Month
Nov 7, Dec 5, Jan 2, Feb 6, March 6 and April 3
For further information contact:
Lara K. Peck RD, CDE
SMCS Community Health Team
802-886-8959 Ext 1818