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During COVID-19: Each week while we practice social distancing, we post a video worship service.
Our Bishop is now allowing pastors to offer online communion, so I am doing so during this first Sunday of June.
Bread: have some bread to share with whomever you are doing worship with. Crackers and regular sandwich bread work. The bread at the Last Supper, being a Passover meal, was probably unleavened bread like matzah.
Juice: Don’t stress over the juice. If you want it to symbolize Christ’s blood use a red juice you will enjoy drinking the rest of the week. Otherwise water or another beverage is fine. First century people drank wine at most meals because the alcohol was a natural antiseptic. Water was often contaminated and made people sick. United Methodists moved to using grape juice, not wine, a long time ago so that those who have given up alcohol for whatever reason would be welcome.
The real point: Jesus asked us to gather and share bread and cup to remember him. We remember all he has done for us in his life, death and resurrection. We remember he is the Bread of Life and pours his life into us. Empowered by celebrating that Jesus ‘s life now lives in us and forms us into a community of believers, we go forward to live our faith as part of his body—the church. Though we cannot physically gather, we can gather online. COVID 19 does not cancel us being the church. Surely Christ is powerful enough to honor us with his presence as we sincerely seek to worship in this new way in a difficult time.
Offering: During the online service we do have an offering time with Suiong Wong playing piano (from an MP3 recorded safely at her home) while we show photos of our congregation. This Sunday, we invite you to share communion with those you are with.
If you would like to give an offering, keep up on your pledge, or contribute to funds for those in need, you can 1) send a check made out to “NFUMC” to North Ferrisburgh UMC, PO Box 7, North Ferrisburgh, VT 05473, or 2) make an online donation using the page on this website for that, or 3) have your bank send funds to the church at the above address.
For those of you watching who are members of another congregation, we encourage you to continue your gifts to your church in similar ways.
You can view this video at a worship time that works best for you and your family by clicking on the arrow by the image above. You can then make it full screen by clicking on the icon next to “vimeo” with four arrows pointing out.
If you have problems with the video freezing to upload, click on vimeo and when the video comes up, click on “download” and choose SD 360p to have the entire video on your computer to play when you would like.
Copyrights: For the threshold moment Hymn # 3086, Day of Arising, the words are © 1996 Susan Palo Cherwien, administered by Augsburg Fortress. Used with NFUMC’s One License A-609294. For Fill My Cup Lord the words are by Richard Blanchard, 1959 Music by Richard Blanchard, 1959; arr by Eugene Clark 1979. Used with NFUMC’s CCLI licenses #20424928 and 20424911.
During normal times: We are located about 1/4 mile off Rt 7 just East of the Mobil Station and Vermont Cookie Love at 227 Old Hollow Road. Turn East on Old Hollow Road from Rt 7, drive just a little ways and you will see our white church on the left.
As a reconciling Congregation, we affirm the sacred worth of every person. We celebrate human differences among us and welcome and celebrate people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions. We welcome and include in our church community anyone who seeks to follow Jesus Christ. We make no exceptions.
During COVID-19, we are avoiding in person gatherings. However, as of June 1st, Governor Scott of Vermont will allow gatherings outside of up to 25 people. We plan to organize small gatherings at that point. Stay tuned.
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