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Easter Services

 

Next Sunday we easter plants in churchbegin our Holy Week observances with Palm Sunday. The rest of Holy Week will be different than in recent years, with a sit down soup-and-bread meal with readings and communion for Maundy Thursday (reservations required so we know how many to set for), and Easter Breakfast followed by a 10 a.m. celebration featuring an Easter pageant and plenty of uplifting music on Easter Sunday.

Maundy Thursday Dinner and Communion April 13, 6:30-7:30 pm (call 624-1313 to leave a reservation)

Easter Sunday Celebration April 16
9:00-10:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:00-11:00 a.m. Worship, featuring a new Easter “Pageantette” and music from the Adult Choir, dbdb, and more!

We will also be hosting an Easter Eggstravaganza SATURDAY APRIL 15th 6:30-9:00pm at WBUCC Easter themed crafts, snacks, activities, and some lessons culminating in a FLASH LIGHT EGG HUNT! All ages. (Kids under the age of 7 will need a parent to stay with them.) Please bring your own flashlight. $5 per child. RSVP to the church at 624-1313. Please contact Sarah Williams with questions, wbccoffice@rochester.rr.com

 

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The Hamster Wheel

“After a dozen years in parish ministry, I can tell you I am not interested in adding to the cultural noise…”

I initiated this blog with these words five full years ago. Today, after 17 years of parish ministry, they have never ringed truer for me.

This past Sunday (March 3, 2013), my first back from a reflective “stay-cation,” I preached a fairly long sermon titled “Maintain I Contact” which has garnered more response than any in recent memory. In the sermon, I spoke of noise, the incessant commercially and politically motivated promotion of anxiety, and an antidote to our  “hamster wheel” existence. Continue reading The Hamster Wheel