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Christ's Church

Christ's Church Saxtons River, Vermont Located at 24 Main Street in the center of Saxtons River across from the Village Market.

A Plan for Christ’s Church to Move Forward

Sunday Worship  --  May 4, 2014      Congregational Celebration of a grateful people -- 
  “Where are we now?”      “Where are we going”
  “Telling Our Story”      “We offer our future to God.”

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April 6th        Fifth Sunday of Lent  A time to reflect on “moving forward”. Though most of us like to move in a straight line, we don’t and can’t because life is not that simplistic and we are not in control of circumstance that forces us to stop, turn, spin, etc. Life for us is always going somewhere; it moves forward toward an end. We never get off where we got on. So, what does Jesus offer us? Jesus offers the way.  Jesus teaches us by living the truth.  And there is his offer of the life.  John 14:1-11 will ground Rev Daly’s meditation: Hikers, Students & Builders.  

Christ’s Church is facing forward – into difficult decisions

Consideration of:  The vision statement,
Goals and expectations for moving forward, and
Expectations and compensation of new leadership 

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Updated April 6, 2014   

What’s Happening?

  • Coffee Place Monday 10:00 a.m.
  • Blue Door Community Suppers
    Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • April 10th 6:00 Annual Womens' Fellowship Potluck

TOP STORIES
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  • Roberta's News from Sunrise Hill
  • Senior Solutions to Partner with Christ's Church
  • Blue Door Open for Community Suppers
  • Making a Difference in a World of Difference
  • A Plan for Christ's Church to Move Forward
  • Read Rev. Daly's Message for April click here

News from Sunrise Hill

Hello!

Well here we are….looking forward to April and Easter. Here’s is what is coming up on our Church Calendar:

          Sunday, April 6 – is  Communion Sunday, we will have another  opportunity to reflect on “moving forward”.  John 14:1-11 will ground Rev. Roger Daly’s meditation: Hikers, Students & Builders.  Life for us is always going  somewhere; it moves forward toward an end. We never get off where we got on.  So, what does Jesus offer us?
         Then, Thursday, April 10 – The Women’s Fellowship will meet in the
Fellowship  Room at 6:00.m. for a Potluck and Annual Silent Auction to benefit a local
Community Service Organization determined by the group at our meeting.  Dessert and
drink –provided.  It’s been a while since we have been able to meet and looking forward to
seeing  and catching up with everyone.
       Sunday, April 13 – the Sixth Sunday of Lent – Palm Sunday.  We are nearing the end
of our journey of Lent. Palm Sunday will be a good day to remember whom we are
following and refresh our attachment to him. Focus for worship will be provided by the
Lenten symbol of “The Crown of Thorns” and by Jesus’ words  in the 14th chapter of the
Gospel of John: “I am the way, the truth, and the life....”
       Thursday, April 17 - The Church will be having a 6:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday
gathering in the Fellowship Room for an Agape Meal and Observation  of the ancient
Service of the Tenebrae. Rev. Daly leads us, and may we feel and know the same
sacramental love that marked Jesus' "Last Supper" with his disciples.  It is the hope that
we also know that we are a living part of the continuing Body of Christ – the devoted and
caring people in  whom Christ dwells today.
Sunday, April 20th – Easter Sunday Celebration.  The day will start with  an
5:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service at the home of Franklin and Roberta  Geist –
followed by breakfast.  All are invited – call 869-3300 if you need  directions.  Franklin
and I and the Dance Group look forward to this time with you.  Our regular 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service will begin as we, in faith, imagine  it began for the followers of Jesus. It
will be time for us to sing “Hallelujah”!  The meditation will be “Run! Run and Dare to
Hope!” grounded in the story of the  Marys’ live morning encounter with Jesus and in
Isaiah 40:27-31.

In the Spirit,
Roberta


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MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE

Christ's Church, in collaboration with the Roots of Peace Program of The Brookfield Institute, is now sponsoring “Making a Difference in a World of Difference,” a four-session program regarding the impact of Israeli/Palestinian conflict on families and how we can help, beginning in October. Sessions will be on four different Wednesdays between October 2013 and March 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The next session is on Wednesday. March 12th. The program is open to anyone in the community who would like to attend. Please click on the link here for additional information.

 

 

 

 

We invite you to visit the Church Website each week for the “happenings” at our church ( http://www.christschurchsr.org/  ) and for Rev. Daly’s special messages

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Rev. Daley

Rev. Roger Daly

In the event of an emergency or pastoral need, you may phone Pastor Roger Daly at his home in Chesterfield, NH.

 Home: 603-256-8682
Cell: 603-504-5998
E-mail: roger.daly13@gmail.com


Rev. Daly will be in his office at church from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Thursdays (869-2340) and will remain visiting in the community throughout the balance of the day.  
Pastor's Page
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Organizations and Activities

  • Micah Circle
  • Women's Fellowship
  • Monday Morning Coffee
  • Blue Door Lunch
  • Choir
  • Bell Choir
  • Rhythmic Dancers
  • Prayer Circle
  • Micah Circle Report

    Calling All Senior Citizens....

    We are pleased to announce that Senior Solutions (formerly the Council on Aging) is partnering with Christ's Church.  Since the closing of the Dish on Main, there has not been a Senior Solutions monthly meal in this area.  Effective in January 2014, seniors citizens are invited to attend Blue Door Community Suppers every week, with Senior Solutions contributing to the cost of the meal. We look forward to seeing as many seniors as possible for good food and fellowship on Wednesdays from 5:30-7!

    Wanda

    P.S.  Happy new year!

  • MICAH CIRCLE OFFICERS 2013

    The following officers were elected for the coming year:

      • chairman – Jane Cook
      • vice chairman – Elaine Bowen
      • clerk- Barbara Bye,
      • treasurer – Donna Anderson
      • director – Roberta Geist. 

        More members of Micah Circle are needed to help run the church and volunteers would be welcome. 
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